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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR1 WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH .YEAR, NO. 123 PHONE 79604, FRIDAY: EVENING. OCTOBER .18, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents' Associated Prea (IP) By BLUE RUCKER Action Promised By Store on TV Repair Q. I do need help, in August my wife and I went home to Brownsville, bought niy mother who lives (here a television sel In our name. A few days later it Jnsl wasn't working properly. It's (tout a month now and the TV is still not working ami my mother called lo tell me site has phoned ev- ery day and'the repair man just never showed up. We are stationed here at Dyess and would like to know if Ihis department store in Brownsville has a reputation for dealing Ibis way? We want to gel out of this contract even if we lose our deposit. The store-manager seems to be very Irresponsible or someone is not giving him the calls because my mother has tried to get In touch wilh'him and they tell her he's not there or something. Could yon help us? We have small children In school and can't make a trip right now. A. Part of Hie problem is Hie slorc lias a new general manager. If your molher is asking for the old manager by name, this is why she isn't getting him. The new store manager, his assistant and the head of the major'appliance section promised to dig in, find out why the repairman has not made the call and to get him out there immediately. Their records show two phone calls from your mother. The set is still under warranty so there should be no charge for repair'work. If Ihe trouble persists, the store manager promised lo replace the set. Q. f called the telephone company about the emergency number 911 to see if It was ID use and lo sec if the Rape Task Force could be included as one of (he emergency numbers on the list. Nobody seemed lo know anything about it or if (he telephone company was even sponsoring II, What's the A. If everj' agency concerned agreed loday lo go with it, it would still be 18 months to two years liefore the emergency number would be in operation, says Sam Oglelree at Southwestern Bell. It's not a simple set-up. 'Hie Rape Task Force could be included but each agency must pay its share of the cost.of a PBX, the PBX operator and lines running from its location lo Ihe central switchboard. For 911 to [unction effectively, Ogletree says the fire department, police depart- ment, sheriff's office, Department of Pub- lic Safety, Suicide Prevention, Poison Cen- ter and all other similar agencies in Abi- lene and every other town in Ihe area 7iiust agree lo use it and pay for it. The program seems lo be in limbo right now. Until someone gets it moving, dial- ing 0 for operalor will accomplish near- ly the same results. Q. When arc they going lo do some- thing about all the wrecks at S. 7lh and Willis? It's a one-wreck-a-weck Intersection. A. "We've already done everything we can. do. out, there, short of widening Ihe street. It's signalized, channeled, the righl lane is designated with arrows for right turn only, so until we buy addilional nght of.way to widen it from S. 7th on soulh, about all that can Ire done is says City Traffic Dircclor Buck Baldridge. He did say his paint crews will re-stripe in n day or so which may help some. Q. I'm working on a merll badge [or Scouts Could you find out wha( (Ms year's budget is lor the cMy? Where docs Ihe money come from? What kind of Uses do people of this cily have to pay? Where could I get a cily map? A Cily Manger Fred Sandlin says the budget this year is close lo When you buy a candy liar nnd a pack of gum at the coiner grocery, you pay an Ultra penny for sales lax. Pail of lhat lax goes to the city. Your mom and dad pay the city a tax on your home and the car you hope to drive. They pay a small fee each month to have your candy wrappers and any trash hauled-away and a fee for waler so you can take a shower or brew up a batch of Kool-Aid and a sewer fee lo whoosh your old water down the drain and out. of the way. These are Ihe major sources of revenue but there are about EO others such as: franchises the power and light, gas, phone and TV cable companies pay Ihe cily to operate and for use of cily strcels as right of way. Then Ihcre are elecln- clans1 licenses, electric, gas and plumbing permifs, milk inspection food estab- lishment permits, building permits dog licenses, municipal court fines and the list find a cily map at Hie Chamber of Commerce or one of Ihe local hanks. Address questions Mne, Box M, Abilene, Texas 79CT4. Names will not be used hut questions must he signed and addresses given. Please h- r-, elude telephone numbers If possible. Interesting Reading Bryan Smilh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Smith of 1514-Westvlew, isn't .real sure-' what the report card business is about since-this is-the first-one he'has ever had. But.he is hoping his grades aren't too bad since lie's heard re- .port cards and fathers. (Staff photo liy'Don'Blakleyj letterGd mes D ifferfent On Kindergarten Report Cards By MAHSIIA CAWTHON Reporter-News Staff Writer The kindergarten kids are'; finding out loday lhat school isn't all fun and games. They get Iheir'-first report cards Friday. Parents who expect to open up the cards arid find, subjects listed'.down one side, and grades that tell how Johnnie is doing in-reading, writing and malh are in for a surprise. No such Ihings exist on kin- dergarten report cards. Instead, the divided into divisions such as citizen- ship growl.ii, art and music ap- preciation, physical, educaliiwi and health development, lan- guage development, number understanding, social science' 'studies and.attendance record. IN KINDERGARTEN the regular B, C, D, F grades are not'given. Instead for improving; "E" for excel- lent, above average; "S" for: satisfactory, a v e r a-g e; and "U" for undcr-achievemenl, needs improvement. Under each division there are subdivisions on Ihe card' Philippines Hikes Sugar Prices 51% By The Associated Press The Philippines announced today it hiked sugar prices 51 per cent, and-one Manila su- permarket sold oitl its sugar supply in [oss.lhan 30 minutes. At the same time, sugar prices reached a record a ton in trading on the London Terminal Market., One dealer said prices could' go even higher when Ihe Com- mon Market and .possibly the United Slates slart buying on Ihe free market. The Philippines is one nf the lending cane sugar 'producers' wilh an estimated .output 'of. million tons. It usually exports .Hi million Ions to the Uniletl Stales. Manila housewives went into mild .panic buying following ;the. announcement lhal the Philippine Price Conlrdl Coun- cil increased the ceiling price of 'domeslic'sugar 'lo encour- age production. The council hiked the price Thursday from to for 133 pounds of sugar, but saved the announcement for this morning. Brokers described the Lon- don futures market as ox- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wejlher Service fWcotner Mao, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (Id-mile rodlus) Fair and IbrouQTi Satur- doy. Llghl ond variable winds. High 1hii altcrnoan and Saturday In the middle BOs. lonlcihl In the lower SOi. High and far U hours ending 9 am.: SO and HlQh and same date lail year: 74 and J9. Sunfhe sunicl tonight: Sunrise tomorrow: trcmcly nervous because at one point Thursday, owing to a certain amount of uncertain- ly, Ihcre was no floor on trad- ing and some losses iiit 546.65 a Ion. This caused Ihe Dominican Republic, which was- offering tons of raiv sugar, to .withdraw from the market be- cause if considered bids ab- normally low. The result was (hat London prices shot up '.ngaiti this morning and al one lime the Ion was being quoted at It enved. as- leading brokers fixed the Lon- don daily price a ton for crops lo be harvested in. December. lhat indicate specific areas.'. For example, the citizenship .growth alia- is 'ah'important one for parents to read. Children in kindergarten arc learning how to learn. And to do must learn to follow direc-; consider-" ate, show self-control, work iiidcperident- ly and show-a. to participate in classroom res- ponsibilities. This" comes -un- der- the citizenship growth di- vision. It may be difficult for par- ents to understand how "I show interest in MY world" area could be relate'd to social science studies. BUT TO UNDERSTAND a clu'Id, parents must think like a a leacher. Pic-. lure liltle Johnnie looking at a' table full of.live snails.that the class has gathered from out- side to study, ff he shows in- terest in how they are moving so. slowly, he will probably re- ceive .a high grade in Ihis area. Parents mighl mark' Ihe card differently from the teachers, and it might not mean'thc same thing to them. On the report card-, "f relax and rest quietly" means Phys- ical Education. And express my own thoughts well" is an indication of language development. The "1 show curiosity" is the way teacher looks al Social Science Studies. Read the card, parents, sign it and relurn il. Soviet Emigration Step Said 'Historic' WASHINGTON (AP) -Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., announced today at the While House what he described as a "historic step" aimed, at en- suring tree emigration from the Soviet Union of at least persons a year. The accord involving Con- gress, the Ford administration anil the Soviet Union, also. opens (he way for congression- al passage of major trade leg- islation and ends a two-year fight by Jackson and others lo liberalize Soviet emigration policies. Following a h a 1 f-hour meeting with Ford and Secre- tary of State Henry A. Kissin- ger, Jackson was given the use of a While House podium to .unveil a six-point, agree- ment outlined in an exchange of correspondence between him and Kissinger. The White House made no announcement of its ami and all press releases distributed there on Ihe matter were from Jackson's office. fn essence, Jackson and oth- er proponents of freer; Soviet emigration agreed to an 18- month trial period during which the new Soviet policies will be implemented and, in relurn, Congress will author- ize the granting of tariff con- cessions and credits to the Ko- viets. Noting that Congress can end the arrangement. 'after 18 months if it feels the Soviets are not upholding their part or the bargain, Jackson-told re- porters, "I think the safe- guards are more than ade- In a letter to Jackson, Kis- singer wrote, "I should like, on behalf of the administra- tion, to-inform you (hat we have been assured lhat the fol- lowing criteria and practices will henceforth govern emi- gration from Hie USSR." Kissinger listed six points. Jackson, Sen. Jacob K. Jav- ils, Ii-N.Y., and Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, have been working lo formulaic final leg- islative language for Ihe'com- promisc accord, seeking lo spell out aii acceptable level of Sovi'el Jewish emigration and provide assurances -that the Soviets will cease harrass- ing persons seeking (o leave. Latin Americans Move Against ITT Amusements Bridge'. 10D Business Mirror 7 A Classified 2-9D Comics 7C Editorials 4A Horoscope 10E> Hospital Patients 4B Obituaries 1 9D Spoils 1-4C To Yoiir Good Health 7B Travel 9A TV Log SC TV Scout 5C Women's News By SHIRLEY CHRISTIAN Associated Press Writer Two Latin American govern-' inputs are moving to take ma- jority control of subsidiaries of International Telephone and Telegraph Co., the multina- tional gianl which once spread its business might freely about the region. President Luis Echcvcrria of 'Mexico announced this week that his government was going to "Mexicani7.c" the lo- cal TIT subsidiary, and Presi- dent Isabella Peron ot Argen- lina said Thursday she was going to "Argenlinize" her country's subsidiary. The moycs reflect a feeling uy govcnments and people in much of Latin America and other developing areas that they waul a greater voice in running the corporations that affect .their lives. Echeverria and ITT said an agreement had been ncgotial- cd under, which the-Mexican government would increase its pili-licipatlon'in Induslria rte Telc'comunicaciones, S .A., from' 17. per cent to 28 per At the same, time, 23 per cent, of Ihe subsidiary's slock is; to be made In Mexican shareholders, pulling 5L per -cent of the company under-the control of Ihe Alcyi- government or of mdivid- urti -Mexicans..'The subsidiary supplies to Ihe gov- ernment-owned communica- tions Tclefonos de Mexico. Since the ITT am) Mexican slock scries will bo voted separately, the Mexican gov- ernment can control the sidiary because it will have the majority of the MexJcan shares. In a speech in Buenos Aires, Mrs. Peron did not give de- tails on. how her government' will nationalize Standard Elec- tric, the ITT subsidaiiy there, but her meaning was clear: control by Argentines. A spokesman for ITT in New York, which wholly owns Standard Electric in Ar- gentina, said Thursday the company had received no for- mal notification of the govern- ment's intentions and was un- aware .of any negotiations. Tile-Argentine government an- nounced last, week IhaL nego- liations were under way tor purchase of the majority inter- est in Standard Electric, .for nearly Iwo years, Ar- genline officials have criti- cized Standard Electric for al- leg'cdly overcharging the gov- ernment's telephone company .for equipment.. .'Mrs. Peron said sJie similar' moves againsl Iwo olher firms owned by foreign parent companies Siemens, 'an-electronics'firm owned by West German interests, ami Ilalo-Argentino Electricity Co. Russians' Bread Supply Said Coming Up Short Uy GEORGE A. KRIMSKY 'Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) Sovi- et Unions' bread supply is coming up a million tops short this year .But the bread com- missar says lhat all right be- cause Russians are losing their appelile for il anyway. There is a trend toward more foods such as meal and vegetables, and the Soviet consumer is enriching his diet with more non-starches, said Voldcmar P. Lcm. His formal title is minister of food indus- try. There is a grcaler demand for variety, he said. The fa- mous Russian black bread, ctierny khleb, is losing a bit of its mystical grip on the north- ern populace. And Lcin lold a news conference lhat rather than plain while bread, "Ihe people want more rolls and buns." Black bread is made jvilh rye, nnd while bread with wheat grain that has be- come a priority staple iu the Soviet .Union. .Alter a, disas- trous crop in 1972, the Soviets bought 440 million bushels of wheat from the United Stales and recently conlracted for another 34 million bushels. The Ford administration Ihis month halted shipmcnls ot wheat plus 91 million bushels of corn. Lein did not mention wheat purchases or the status of Ihis year's Soviet grain crop, but he said planners made a "good imstake" by over-tar- geting bread production for next-year at 20.6 nillion tons. "Instead, they will make one million tons Lein announced cheerfully. He didn't say why He gave a hinl, however, by pointing out lhal per capita consumption of bread went from 323 pounds.in 1071, the first year of the cttr- renl five-year plan and the year before the whcal crop disaster, to 315 pounds Ihis year. -Lein -said, "Some of. our comrades say that wheat bread is much better than rye apparently referring to other officials in the gov- ernment. "Bui I think this.is not correct. We should eat more rye bread." Russians have traditionally attached healthful attributes to black bread. They consider it more nutritious than white and an aid to digestion. In recent years, less atten- tion has been given to rye. Soviet production of rye has decreased by half since 1960, and six limes more land is used to grow wheat lhan rye. One reason agricultural ex- perts give for Ihis decline is thai the per acre yield from wheat is almost twice as great as (hat for rye. Nevertheless, a loaf of white costs about 38 cents in Mos- cow, and a loaf of black costs about 21 cents. Money Problems Hit U.S. Attorneys NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal proscculors say they can't handle a sharp increase in criminal and civil cases un- less the budget-culling Ford administration spcntls more money to hire more lawyers. The U.S. attorneys delivered that message lo Ally. Gen. William and other lop Justice Department offi- cials nl a department al con- ference with the federal prose- cutors. .Dcpuly Ally. Gen. Laurence Silberman promised that the department will place a high priority funds for some increase in the staffs of Ihe 91 U.S. attorneys' offices. "We need more bodies. This is what comes through every I'mio you 'get a bunch of U.S. attorneys said Dean C. Smilh, the federal prosecutor in Spokane, Wash., and chairman of the depart- ment's advisory committee o( U.S. attorneys. He and Guy Jr., the committee vice chairman and U.S. allorney in Detroit, said the prose'culors need al least another 350 lawyers plus an equal number of secretar- ies and support personnel. That could cost more lhan ?6 although -depart- ment officials allcnding the conference lhal opened here Wednesday said they had no firm estimate. The conferlnce continues today. The prosecutors and depart- ment officials discussed the demands in interviews after their closed-door meetings. If the extra manpower is not forthcoming, the prosecutors said they'll be forced lo re- shuffle priorities. But several said the current emphasis on investigating and prosecuting corruption and olher while-collar crimes probably woulrt continue- Some suggested that more drug trafficking cases might be turned over lo slate and local government prosecutors rather than being handled Ihrough the federal syslem. "How many priorities can you have? You have to cut off' Smith lamented Without the additional law- yers, "Ihe enforcement effort must he said. Guy added, "We'll have to slop doing some of what we're doing" in order to shill priori- lies elsewhere. The prosecutors said they have begun lo feel the impact during the past year of a broad range of legislation passed by Congress in the past five years. V o r example, Jeparlmenl officials predicted lhat civil cases involving the Health, Education and 'Wel- fare Department would' be pending'in 1976. Many involve claims for Social Securily dis- ability benefits for victims of lung disease, a prjiducl of recent legislation. Only about 80 Social Security cases were pending at one point in 1957, officials said. Smilh, Guy and other prose- cutors complained that Con- gress usually passes legisla- tion without weighing Ihe'im- pact on U.S. attorneys and'the federal courts. A" ;