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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH .YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT B4TH YEAR, -NO. 113; PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TBXftS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, 1974 -22 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated'Press By ELUE RUCKER Advice Sought On Raided Trot Lines Q. tie done about a person running itbtr people's (rot lines? Is then any law that covers (Us? We're tired'oT losing tlsh to other people and know who Is doing It. Is there any fine If we get Bis numbers off his boat and :bave proof he Is running our lines? .A. Yes'as long as your name, address and date the line was put out are recorded somewhere on. the poles. And they must be lebaitpi at least every 90 days. If all that information Isn't, on the lines, you're in. violation of Ire law bul then so is- the guy who's stealing your fish be- caiise his name isn't on there either. Parks, and Wildlife, at 673-3333 would like to know more.about this, if you can furnish'a.name and boat.number. Q. Please help, me convince my co- workers I haven't lost my mJnd. Eight or W years ago my mother started to work at 5 a.m. Ske called ns to come look at'the. darkened sky. It looked as if.all the falling. It was beautiful but scary. We thought the Earth was coming to an end. This strange occurrence has a name and happens every 3) years or so. I can't remember the details but'please verify my story so I can hold up my bead at the office. A.Jlold up your head, even gloat a bit. You were an eye-witness to a meteor shower and.you can witness another one if you'll stay up until midnight on Oct. 21. Dec. 14 is'supposed to produce an even more spectacular display with viewing lime ,iuout 3 or A a.m. Meteor showers occur llirce or four times every year, some arc more visible than others. ACC's Ptiysicisl diaries Ivcy explained that small solid particles (rocks) move in orbit around the sun.-Earth encounters them in orbit moving at about 28 miles per second. When the particles penetrate our atmosphere they flare up and burn. ineleor will hit the a meteorite and scientists get very.excited Ijceau'je it gives them an opportunity, to study the parti- cles. Q. How THiriy traffic patrol cars does the police department utilize dai- ly? I called to report speeders out by Austin Informed me ttey kad only six cars' available. Surely in a town of nearly lOO.MO our police department has more than six traffic patrol cars. do because al least six patrol Sayles Blvd. daily causing Action LineUo be late to work. The police chief tells normal number is around 12 but with vacancies and vacations it's been as low as six at limes. Q. Why did the Astros baseball learn, lagging in Ike score, load the bases of Its opponent? They were be- fclwl Taesrtay night, then deliberately walked some, filled the bases and tost the game. To the untutored, it seems Itelish. A. Sometimes the purpose of an inten- tional walk is to set up a. double play or force play at home plate. A force out is easier than lagging a man out. It's risky; sometimes they'll gel a hard hit that brings the runs in, but in a close game il's a chance you take. Address questions to Action Line, Box M, Abilene, Texas 796M. Names nill not be used but questions must be sigMd and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers if possible. Revenue For County Less By Taylor-County's first reve- nue sharing check for the fis- cal year, arrived Mon- day, and it-is about short of last year's amount. Coimly Auditor Gene Brock reported in May that the coun- ty was due a 26.5 per cent cut in the federal revenue sharing dollars. Although the amount of each check varies, the county should get an average of about during each of the four quarters of the feder- al fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. BROCK HAS SAID, that only of the expected funds will be used for capital improvements; the rest will be spent on operating expen- ses. The in federal mon- 'ey is divided between the areas of public safely public transporta- tion, health, social services, fin- ancial adminslration, and general government, according to the pro- posed use plan approved in May. Ford Pledge To Cowmen Meet ACCEPTS PARTIAL GRAIN DEAL BLAME Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz, right, aide Clayton Yculter Butz Accepts Part of Wheat Blame By DON KENDALL AP Farm Wrller WASHINGTON (A I') Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz accepts.part of the blame for an unexpected ?500-millioii grain order by: the Soviet Union, but his toss says he can keep his job. .Sen.... Henry M. Jackson, however, wants to know more and plans to hold a hearing today on' the grain deal. Il was aborted last week- end as the result (if While House pressure on two large' grain companies. Jackson accused of "gross mismanagement" bc- ciiuse th'e-.WhUe House had not. informed earlier of the" sales. He asked that Butz re- V "Tho President does iiot blame the Agriculture Depart- hient for White House Press' Secretary Ron Wesson 'said Monday. "On balance, he 'libliev.es ihe" department has ilpiic a good job.. The Presi- dent believes Mr. Butz should not resign." Secretary of State Henry.A. Kissiriger'saiii earlier Monday t h .a I beaucratic im'siuidcr- prompted Ihc rlii.ssiiin.'i lo seek larger orders of U.S. grain than they might have otherwise. "I believe lhat a strong pos- sibility exisls that we may have misled the Soviet Union as to what we thought we could deliver over. a period. of Kissinger said. .A I t h.o u g [v.Bulz said ;jie CHINESE CHECKERS CHEAP Barbara Turner and daughter Susan fight inflation companies acted in good faith, oilier government officials in- dicated Moscow may have moved quickly into 'the U.S. market in 'anticipation of fur- Ihei- declines in' grain crop prospects. A new harvest estimate by the Department will be issued Thursday. Also, Treasury Secretary William E. Simon is heading to Mos- cow for. talks, including dis- cussions on what Soviet grain needs may be. Meantime, announced a new voluntary export watch- dog system that he said will holp keep track of how much grain is being sold overseas. Allhough voluntary, Butz saitl lhat if traders do not cooper- ate Congress is likely to im- pose" mandatory export con- trols. "There is no use kidding ourselves, Ihis is a modified form of Butz said. Bul he insisted the United Slales will conlinue as a big farm exporter. "We intend lo keep that market open and he said. The voluntary system will supplement an older program in which exporters are re- quired lo report large sales to the Agriculture Department within 24 homy. More Pay Only Reason for Job Change By LIZ MOORE Reporter-Neyrs Staff Writer Barbara Turner didn't want to change jobs, but she couldn't pass up the oppor- tunity for better pay. So Sept: 20 was her last day of work for an architect and she became a draftsman the. following Monday for a firm of engi- neers. The petite, 29-year-old blonde explained that the pay was the only reason for the change. BARBARA'S SERIOUS, preoccupied ex- pression (ells part of the story of licr financial straits. The other part is in the divorcee's plain, forthright words. "It wasn't too bad at first because we were living with my folks, but since we've been out on our own, I spend half my time worrying about, well, 'am 1 going to pay this bul or Barbara has been divorced nearly a yea'r. The "we" she refers to is herself and her 514-year-old daughter, Susan. They live in a small federally-subsidized apartment in iwrthside Abilene. Barbara has enough worries over mon- ey without inflation getting any worse. "On paper we've-got enough Barbara said. can sit there and figure il all oul but it doesn't all show up. At least, I've never had to put off paying a bill. When you get it you pay it." Living With Inflation -3 Barbara sat in one corner of an old blue divan in her living room that also con- tained some bookshelves and a television set tuned lo a movie, Susan was sprawled on the floor practicing her ABCs. "I'M ON FOOD she said grim- ly. "It kills my soul to do lhat, but I know we will eat. "Why, 1 bought peanut butter a while back for 85 cents the last one was she described. Susan, bright-eyed and talkative, sought her mother's approval of her efforts. The two were a curious contrast of demeanors. "Of course, she can't mother said of her daughter. "We go into the store and it's 'I want to buy and I say 'no' and she says 'but you have the "Yes, but I can't spend it on Barbara exclaimed. Susan to kindergarten and gels day care at Faith Christian School. This is a "luxury" Barbara has had lo explain to friends, especially with a public school nearby. "TO PAY a baby-siller from to would cost me more than tuition and a hot lunch she explained. "The cheapest you can gel anyone to keep a kid is a week." In spite of these financial concerns, Bar- bara says she believes clothes are the worse expense, although she does sew. "Especially wilh she said. "She's grown like three inches in the last- year. ''I go out and look for material and I see the prices and I think, 'that's ridicu- lous', "Barbara said. "Then I look al clothes and say, that's a piece of Irash I can make thai.'" So you can't win, she indicated with a shrug. "I have not saved a Barbara said. "But when 1 started out, I was in the hole and I think that I should get just about even in a couple of months and then I intend lo save something." This financial balacing act worries her. What if somelhing happens to me, she asked, referring to an unforeseen serious medical expense. "T1IK DOCTOR BILLS are bad, bul so far we haven't had any great Barbara said. She and Susan receive al- lergy shots. She scoffed al being asked, what she docs for entertainment. "Every once in a while we splurge and go lo she said wilh a laugh. Barbara is also a member of Parents Without Partners, a club that'offers social activities for the children of its single members. Visils lo relatives in San Angelo and Fort worlh arc another alternative to tele- vision at home. And there are a few dates, she said. Barbara's former husband is a construc- tion supervisor for Southwestern Bell Tele- phone Co. He has never skipped the monthly child support money, she said. WHEN THEY WEItK married and liv- ing in a house, Barbara worked "off and on." "Anyone would know that my salary comes no where close lo what he she said. Barbara said she is certain lhat a man doing jer job wilh the same experience and skill as she has would make nore money. But it doesn't bother her, she said. "I think that many people are afraid thai a woman will quit and gel married or something, and you can't blame them be- cause they're usually she shrugged. Barbara paused lo consider her goals for a time that, she said, "has got to be better." "At Itic moment, I want to get even and on Barbara said, "so thai if I figure I want to g o lo the show or lo the drive-in, I don't have to worry am 1 spending the laundry By HELEN ANDERSON Reporter-News Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON David Wheat, the economic assistant to Presidential Counselor Anne Armstrong, said Monday lhat he did not promise the Texas ranchers and dairymen lhal they would have a meet- ing with" President Ford within two weeks after Oct. 2. "The President is aware of their problems, but 1 did not promise a meeting with the Wheat said Mon- day. "The President has halted the grain contracts with Rus: sian and 1 think that will be a big help for the feeders. The USDA (U.S. Dept. of Agricul- ture) is also working on a package for the cattlemen." did not identify the "package" as to its contents, but he said advisors were fol- AP lowing through to. try to. get something done for the' cattle- men. ON SEPT. IJ, 130 producers and cattle feeders, mostly from northeast Texas, came to U.S. Rep. Wright Patman of Texas ar- ranged a meeting' with Secre- tary of Agriculture Earl Blitz and Mrs. Armstrong at tllal time. According to- the cattlemen, nothing has come out of those meetings. lure is meeting Tuesday, with dairymen in Roscmonl, III. The city adjoins Chicago's O'Hare Airport.' A USpA official in Washing- Ion said Tuesday lhal they of no -other meetings with calllemen concerning the slaughter thai was stopped last week in Stephenville. TEXAS AGRICULTURE Commissioner John C. While helped stop the -shooting of calves in Stephenville on Ocl. 2 after he talked by tele- phone wilh Gov. Dolph Bris- coe's office. It was the impression of some of the cattlemen that Wheat said that the President would meet with them. Wheat said he did not prom- ise that and now, one week afler Ihc event, no meeting is set up al Ihc White House or al Ihe Agriculture Depl. for this group. Contacted Tuesday morning by telephone in Austin, Gov. Brisoce's deputy press secre- tary! Chick Morris, said that the nighl before the proposed slaughter the governor sent a wire to the While House. On Hie morning of the con- frontation in Stephenville, last Wednesday, the governor wired Ihe ranchers asking them to meet with Commis- sioner White, said Morris, to see if they could work out a solution. MORRIS SAID Briscoe also sent the President a lelegram telling him that the proposed slaughter demonstrates a na- tional problem and requesting that Ford meet wilh a group of Tcxans. According to ilorris, the White House later notified Briscoc's Washington office that the cattlemen could meet wilh Agricullure Secretary Earl Butz or Presidential Counselor Armstrong.' "But the cattlemen turned this down, I said Morris. JMarvin Ann Marie Ogilvis of Clarksville, Tex., who is in cattle feeding, and who-came. to1 Washington in September, said the stopping of the wheat (leal may help some but it will not be immediate and-that. they need immediate Cattle Kill Seen Now id.ent of a group of protesting dairy and beef this area said Tuesday'.morn- ing thai he does not see .how he can stop .'the ;planned s I a u g h t e r. of hundreds-.-of, calves next Wednesday! James president of the Cross timbers' Beef arid Dairy Producers said he. was very disappointed.lhal President Ford would not meet with the-producers, par- ticularly, in .light of such-a', meeting looking'possible'.-last" WCCk. .1 Last Wednesday, a call.to Uie producers from a .v7hile: .House aide helped persuade, them lo delay, Uie-kniing.'of. the.calyes for two Ford would niect.with'some caUlcnjen and dairymen... "iVe cari'L wait .sir mpntliii for what.la--' Traweek "We' figured'the-prMident.'is Hie-man with he should be able to-lake-the lime to talk wilh' us .like he dirt with the wheat farm'era- last week. "We're frying 16 him Ihis'isran emergency; Jf; he. can't read 'between the lines, he's going 'to' he' sorry and we'll be sorry too." Traweek said "I don't think (here's any way I can stop the slaughter." But he added that "we're going to Iry to get ev- erybody together here the day before. I have hopes that things (government action) may gel rolling by nwl Tuesday.. .that's .-all ws want." WEATHER U.i. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCI Holiwul Wittier Service (Weatncr Map, ABILENE AND VICINITY (ID-mill rodrui) Generally-fair with warm days, mi Id tonlgnl. Soirltitrlv Winds S la )S mph. High lorfoy ntar B. Low 1o- nighl In Ihe rnld SDs, High VJedneidov In the low 80s. High'and low (or 24 liourc endirg t 65 and 52. High and low s date Insf fear: "li ond its, today: sunset Hcn'ohl1 lomacro-.v: NEWS INDEX Amusements....... 23 Bridne Business 3A Classified -2-10C Comics 3C Editorials 4A Horoscope .'..............3A Hospital Obituaries 2A Sports------............. To Your Gocd Heolth IOC TV Log .....___.------. 29 TV Scout 2B Women's News 38 5 Found Slain In Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) women and two chil- dren were found stabbed lo death today in an apartment, police said. Names of Ihc victims were not immediately learned. The bodies were discovered by Alexander Smith, father-in- law of one of the (lead wom- en; police said. Smith told police he stopped, by the apartment on Ihe city's southeast side to {jive his daughter-in-law a ride lo work. When -no one came to the door, Smith said he went into the apartment and found the bodies. The two children were pre- school-age girls, officers said. Police said one of the wom- en was the.mother of the two dead girls. Another woman was said to be rhi mother's roommate. The third woman, was a neighbor, police said... The apartment is in a pre- dominantly black section of the city. ;