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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE.TO'FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT v 94TH YEAR, NO. 115 PHONE .673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 796.04, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER.10, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Conls Associated September Wholesale Price Jump Modest A Dream Come True For one unidentified young fan al Elvis Presley's ed her up to him and kissed her, while- thousands of other Wednesday night concert in Taylor County Coliseum, females screamed. for equal time from the singing idol of .this all her dreams were fulfilled as Elvis knelt down, call- century. (Staff Photo by Jim Conley) Rocky to Explain Gifts lly ELLIE RUCKEIl Motel Facilities'For' Wheelchairs Listed Q. Do we have any molds thai can accommodate, wheelchair patients? The doors must-he wide enough for a slancl- ard wheelchair, including bathroom doors. My handicapped hrolhcr-in-law is planning to vlsll us. A. You arc in luck since Hie Women's Committee of the Chamber of Commerce look a survey last spring for the Indoor- Sports' Club a group of Handicapped in- dividuals who held a convention here. Both Holiday Inns have three or four rooms. Sil- ver Spur has one, Sunset Lodge and Motel Six have two rooms available. The chamber Irios to keep an up-to-date list handy so any motels remodeling lo accommodate wheelchairs should notify the chamber of- fice. Q. 1 have an antique-wood, cdokslove. I have it blacked hill I need (o know what lo do about the chrome around the oven door and the bread wanner. It is chrome hut rusty. How do I clean it up or will somebody re-do A. For a do-it-yourselr job, Hairy Catdwell says lo nib with real line steel wool or use Naval Jelly. .The Navy uses it to rerhpvc rust. A-boat dealer or large discount store should stock il: Be sure you lacquer it good afterward to keep moisture out or it will rust again. Gel in touch with Jones Plating, 38GG Ar- den Rd. in San Angelo if you wanl it profes- sionally re-plated. It can lie nickel-plated there. Q. What happened lo Murphy Martin, comincnlator, Channel S. Dallas? He was an outstanding reporter. A. The story goes thai his contract was not renewed because the station manager thought Martin had a "condescending slyle." It was not due to lack of talent, more to (lie fact that Ctiannc] 8 was search- ing for ways lo increase number of viewers. Q. What's (he complete and accurate quotation that goes something like this: "I prayed for riches and He made me poor, so elc. etc. I prayed for beauty and He made me ugly, so elc. etc. I prayed for fame and etc, etc. I prayed for power and etc. A.- You got us. Our regular sources turned up zero. This must be a real oldie. II cer- tainly isn't very inspirational. Let's see what action Line readers can do with this one. They never fail. Q. H a person wanted to buy an Okla- homa City, Oklahoma, and a Roaring Springs, Texas, phone book, where would he WTile? A. All you have to dn is pick up the phone, dial Southwestern Bell Business Office and tell them .what you want. The books can be ordered. Simpler yet, the city library has an Oklahoma city directory; (he Reporter-News Editorial Department has a lioaring Springs phone book. We're not giving it 'away but feel free to come up and browse. Address questions In Action Line, BOX 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be nstd bnl qufstkms mnst be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if jttsslblc. WASHINGTON (AP) Nel- son A. Rockefeller has agreed to provide Congress with a written explanation of his fin- ancial gills lo aides and public figures. Despite the olfcr Wednes- day, Sen. Jesse Helms, K- N.C.., said Rockefeller has paid 53.9 in gift taxes since 18H anil must be. re- called lo explain the gifts be- fore the Senate Rules Commit- tee, which is considering Ilockcfellor's nomination to be vice president. Sen. Howard Camion, D- Ncv., chairman of the rules panel, said any decision on whether, lo reopen the confir- mation hearings has teen .put off until Congress returns from its cleclion recess. "I don't think Ms a question of conflict of interest but rath- er one of influence of weallli in a political Can- non said of the gifts made by the former New York gover- nor. Helms said that "I think thai any time, an elected offi- cial spends close' to million to make a gift lo a political figure, then Hie public has the right to know 'why'.. before that person is confirmed for a high public office-" Helm's reference was to a disclosure that Rockefeller had given lo William J. nbnan, a former close aide wlio now is chairman of the New York-New Jersey Port Authority. Rockefeller press secretary Hugh Morrow, him- self (lie acknowledged recipi- ent of a SIOD.ODO Rockefeller gift, said the Ronan gift cost Rockefeller a total- of when stale and federal gift taxes arc included. Oilier known Rockefeller gifts include in 1969 to Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger after he left Rocke- feller's employment to join the Nixon administration. At his news conference Wednesday, President Ford was questioned about Rocke- feller's gift. to. Kissinger and "I been -assured that, every tjiK.tbal.... could -be applied ami that involving that particular case'have been. resolved satisfactorily." WASHINGTON (A P) Wholesale prices rose only one tenth of a per cent last niontli as tailing Farm prices offset increases in the cost of indus- trial goods, the government reported today. The modest September price vise followed near record in- creases in July and August. The September increase was the smallest price advance since wholesale prices dec- lined a tenth of a per cent lasl October. Consumers still face sharp retail price hikes in the com- ing months from the big wholesale price boosts during Hie summer months. Also, the drop in farm prices lasl month is likely lo be only temporary, with ad- verse weather expected to drive prices higher once again. Earlier Ihis week Ihe While House predicted thai food prices would continue to in- crease at an annual rate of 10 per cent or more over the next 18 months. The September increase; ad- Justed to discount seasonal in- fluences, works out to-'an an- nual rate of 1.2 per cent, a sharp Contrast-to the 46.3'.per cent annual rale in August. In absolute terms, without seasonal adjustment, whole- sale prices actually declined.a tenth of a per cent from Au- gust to September. Wholesale prices remained 19.7 per -cent higher .than a year ago with the govern- ment's Wholesale Price Index 167.2. Translated into dollars, lli'a'l. to buy the'sanie volume of wholesale' "goods, that purchased in 1967. The Labor Department re- ported that farm products, processed foods and feeds fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 per cent in September, following increases of 6.4 and 7.6 ucr cenl in July and August, re- spectively. The decline in agricultural prices more than olfset the ef- fects of a l per cent rise in industrial prices last month, the government- said. Over the past three months, over-all wholesale prices have risen at an adjusted annual rate of 35.2 per cent, com- pared to a second quarter rate of 12.2 per. cent and a per cent rale of Increase in the first quarter. Lower prices lor livestock, grains and oilseeds pushed farm product prices down a seasonally -adjusted 2.8 per cent lasl month, while prices for processed foods and feeds moved down 1.5 per cenl al- most entirely as a result of decreases for manufactured animal feed. Meals, fats and oils also were lower. Hut all ether ma- jor food categories increases, the government said. Wholesale prices of consum- er goods the prices paid by supermarkets edged: down WEATHER NQiianoL Service Map, rg- 4A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile radius) Generally lair loday and lomgh! Increasing cloudiness -Friday. Conllnucd warm. Soulherly winds 8 lo 15 mph becoming southwesterly 10 lo "33 mph Friday. High today and Friday .In the middle EDS. Low tonlghl near AD. High.and low .for 24 Tiours endjng 9 a.m.: n end 5B. 'v High and low same dale last ycor: 87 Sunrise lodoy: _sun5tl lonlghl: three-tenths of a .percentage point in September following two months of rising prices. rlcof and veal accounted for most of the decline. However, prices rose for sugar and con- foctonary, fresh and dried fruits and vegetables, pro- cessed poultry, dairy products and processed fruits and vege- tables. Other consumer goods in- creased 1.2 per over month at Ihe wholesale level, with prices for gasoline, shoes, clothing, beverages and household furnishings moving up. Fuel prices dropped four-; (eiifiis of a per cent but were: still 63.8 per cent above a year earlier. Among some of the- declines in food [irices, grains dipped C.C per cent, livestock was down 8.Y per cent and the ni ice of animal fibers dropped G.6 per cent, Weak Cold Front Expected Tonight Forecasters nt Hie National -Weather Service said Thurs- day that a weak cold front should shuffle through the Big Country -area late Thursday, hut (hat its; .effect would lie only a few clouds. Weatherman Frank Cannon said that no precipitation is expected with the-intrusion of this weak system, although a shift in wind and the possibili- ly of some' cooler tcmppra- tures during Ihe coming week- end are expected. Otherwise, skies 'should be generally fair and tempera- tures'should continue to range into the middle SOs, he said. 18 Plummet From Filipino Scaffold MANILA, Philippines (AP) Eighteen workers were killed today whcii their scaf- folding broke and they plunged IS floors lo the ground at a.bank under cou- struclion, officials said. Authorities.said three olher workers survived Hie fall, bul were badly injured when they landed on top of the otlier vic- tims. One worker escaped the fall by grabbing a cable which had snapped. Alejandro chief of the private security force at the construction site, said, the men were pulling the finishing touches on the outside of the building when Ihe scaffolding broke. It was not certain what made the cable snap, but Gal- imgan said a strong wind was blowing al the time of the ac- cident. Police said Ihcy have not ruled out the possibility that the scaffold was overload- ed. "Apparenly. a strong wind caused the cable to break be- cause at that lime I noticed the scaffold Galim- gan said. "We lieard the la- borers shout as the scalfold .broke. We saw lh.em plunge lo the ground, falling on top of one another." Felipe Tablate, .27, one of the workers, said he grabbed a cable after the scaffolding gave way and climbed up two stories lo the 20th lloor lo safety. Authorities said he suf- fered minor scratches. The building, -which w.i 1 1 house the First National City Bank, is, in the plush Makali suburb of Manila. When com- pleted the 21-story structure will be the tallest building in Philippines. II was the second major construction mishap in Ihe area in three years. Eleven workers were killed in August ]97t when a construction ele- vator plunged nine stories lo 1hc ground at an insurance building site a few blocks away from today's mishap. Morning Send-Off Mrs. Beatrice Rocha bids her sons, Selistino, left, school. The boys will gel I heir only balanced meal of the (lay Isiclro, Cruz and Chris, goodbye as they depart for at the .school's cafeteria. (Staff Photo by Bill Herridge) For Beautician and Four Sons Beans, Potatoes a Steady Diet Local Students Get Food Stamps College students ore adding to the growing num- ber of food stamp users, ond local students are part of that trencl. The food stomp, rolls here have in- creased greatly during the year's losing bottle with in- flation, one of the local of- ficials said. Story on Pg. IE. NEWSINDEX Amusements 14A Bridge 6B Business Mirrcr.......... 1 5A Classified..............5-9C Comics..................4C Editorials................4A Horoscope SB Hospital Polients 6A Obituaries ...............9C Sports 1-3C To You' Good Health ......7B TV Log............. UA TV Scout UA Women's News 2-3B By BILL IIERRIDGE' Rcportcr-rVeH's Stall Writer Mrs. Beatrice Hocha is struggling to raise' her four sons on a relatively fixed income a welfare check that remains the same while inflation erodes the value of the few dollars she has. In a time when the standard fare of those at the bottom of the economic heap was once beans and wieners, Mrs. Ro- cha's family sees a nightly meal ol "most- ly beans and potatoes." MRS. ROCHA, lor four years, was a typical "hard core" welfare case. Her husband left her six years ago while she was pregnant. Mrs. Hocha decided earlier this year to do what she could to push her family through the lower economic strata of the community into a "respectable liv- ing." "I had been on welfare for the past four the 31-year-old mother of four said. "I heard about the pre-vocation'al training courses offered by the welfare department, and enrolled." Living With Inflation 5 She said that the pre-vocalional training pared the way for her to enroll in a local beauty college, at the expense ol the wel- fare department. "IT TOOK ME 14 months to get my beautician's Mrs. Hocha said. ''I work on a commission basis in a neigh- borhood shop, and make an average of about per week." She said that the welfare check, once each month, had dropped to Site also was able to purchase food stamps for before learning the new trade. Now the same amount of stamps costs her "Not only has it become more costly for me to buy the food stamps, but food has gone up so much lhat we just can't afford anything besides the beans and potatoes we have to eat. "Some of the girls I know on welfare didn't wanl to enroll in the pie-vocational Mrs. Rocha said. "They said they were afraid they would lose (heir monthly checks. "BUT I she continued, 'Mhal you'll never gel ahead by silling at home and drawing that welfare. I have started studying on my General Education Devel- opment test" (GED for high school di- ploma equivalency) "and maybe that will help some." She said she is trying to make it, but lhat rising prices make it harder and har- der to make ends incel. "Last month, I didn't pay the rent be- cause my boys needed school she said. "I used Ihe to buy each of them a new pair of pants, shoes and a shirt. "1 have an understanding landlady, though, and they said I could make rent payments this month. The only trou- ble with lhat is lhat can't buy my food See ROYS, Pg. I ;