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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH NO. 126 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated freu (If) Grain Deal Seen With India By MARGARET SCHERF Associated Press Writer 'WASHINGTON' (AP) While'cutting back grain sales lo Russia, the United States soon may provide grain to In- dia under a. new. Food for Peace agreement. Mair, c.oordinalor of Food for Peace in the State Department, said he'is certain a grain agreement with .India is coming but doesn't know how much "the: U.S; will supply. The agreement may he worked out during Secre- tary of State1 Henry A. rer's visit to India later this month. Calling the subject "a very sensitive thing with a lop Agriculture Department official added: "We're reluc- lani to'say. that they have asked for aid because they are reluctant lo say so." India could.buy grain and other commodities and have as long as 40 years lo pay, with no payments for the first 10 years, under a Food for I'eace agreement. Tlie Soviel Union tried to buy million tons of U.S. grain recently, bid Die ship- ment was halted by President Ford Oci: 5 because of small- er U.S. harvests blamed on Ford Meet in Nogales By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer MORALES, .Ariz. (AP) Proposing a "new dialogue" Latin-American nations, President Ford met Mexican President Luis Echevcrria at this border city today nine hours of diplo- macy. Ford, in remarks prepared for the ceremonial exchange of greetings at- the border, said the day's summit sessions at locations in Mesnco and Ar- izona "symbolize the.relation- ship between our two coun- tries." Oil and economic matters promised to dominate tlie talks between the two presi- dents. "It is a working partnership of mutual cooperation which exemplifies Ihe spirit beliind the new dialogue into which we have entered with tlie na- tions of Latin Ford said. .Our meetings he added, "let us give new mean- ing to the' special relationship of.'two'-good neighbors. .through" frank- and "friendly It was. Ford's first venture, onto foreign soil since he be- came president on Aug. 9, and lie said, "it provides a living demonstration of how we are inextricably linked...." The U.S'. president voiced hope that the meetings would lead lo "a close personal rela- tionship between us and con- tribute to 1he close cooperation and friendly relations between our peopl e s a n d g overn- ments." 40 AF Academy Cadets Win Trips From Perot [TestFlight The Wicked Witch made a test flight lo Abilene Stale Schotl lo remind the children of Iheir Halloween Carnival Thursday. Richard Brooks was quite convinced Dial the bewitching hour is near when Die wilcli worked her magic. State school residents will cluck for apples and play games al the Halloween Carnival to he held on the school grounds. Local PTA groups and other organizations donate apples, candy, popcorn and many other treats lor festival. (Staff Photo by John Best) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AF) Forty Air Force Academy cadets have won ex- pense paid weekend trips-, for two from Texas' computer magnate H. Ross Perot, an academy spokesman said. Perot, a 1953 graduate of the Naval Academy, offered' the trips to the academy that won the Navy-Air Force football game Saturday. Air Force edged Navy 19-16, allowing-. -10 cadets .here to lake the (rips of their choice anywhere in the United States. The losers will have to shave their heads in the style that was mandatory when Perot was a Navy midship- man. Commander Robert Lewis, public affairs .officer for the Naval Academy, 'said .midshipmen took Perot up on .his bet in hopes, of gcting a. free trip. The Air Force Academy spokesman said Perot made Ihe offer to'the cadets when he spoke to tliein recently. The spokesman said a large part of the cadets put their names In a bag and the 40 participants were drawn al half time during the game. Housing series Time to Retreat Sunday As DST Experiment Ends Begins Today President Ford has recog- nized housing as a critical need, and Abilenians, buy- ers, sellers and builders, have their problems with' housing and inflation. The first of a four-part series on housing opens on Pq. NEWS INDEX Amusements SB Bridge 5A Business Mirror 5B Classified ____......... 4-7C Comics................. 7B EOitoriols 4A Horoscope...............4B Hospital Patients..........7A Obituaries 8C 1-3C To Good Heallh......5A TV Log 5B TV Scouf 53 Women's 38 WASHINGTON (AP) Ten straight months of dayb'ght savings lime will end Sunday when the nation goes on stand- ard time for winter months. The nalion will set back its clocks one hour at 2 a.m. Sun- day, the result of congression- al action that ended the na- tion's experiment wilh year round daylight time. Under the new legislation, Ihe nation stay on stand- ard lime iniirf 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 1975, The year round daylight time experiment was designed lo save fuel during the coun- try's energy shortage. The. Senate Commerce Committee reported Ihc experiment re suJIcd in abcut barrels of oil per day being saved dur- ing the first four months of 1974. that commillee said such savings "must be balanced against a majority of the public's distaste for the observance of daylight savings lime" during Ihe winter. The Department of Trans- portation agreed that some fuel was saved during the win- ter months but said longer daylight hours may have in- creased gasoline consumption in March and April by up lo one per cent. Daylight lime was opposed by parents of school children who were afraid lhat 'sending their children to school in the dark would increase their chances of being hit by a car. It also was opposed by Ihe construction industry, which claimed additional safety haz- ards exist during early morn- ing hours. The change will nol affect Eastern Indiana, Hawaii, Puerto Ttico, the Virgin Is- lands and American Samoa, all of which remained on standard time during the ex- periment It also will nol 86 counties in Kentucky. Those counties were switched from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone when day- light time went into effect. They will be switched back to Ihe Eastern Time Zone when the nation goes back to stand- ard lime an action that will mean no change for clocks in those counties. Ford cilcd e i s t i n g agreements on a range of is- sues and lold. the Mexican president: "Let us today con- sider together how we can co- operate in solving common problems which will result in a better life for the people of our two countries and for all people everywhere." There were indications that Echeverria might like to trade oil for Washington's agree- ment lo admit migrant Mexi- can farm workers devel- opment lhat would help ease Mexico's serious unemploy- ment rpoblems. Ford was expecled to stress north-of-llie-border concern about the flow of illegal immi- grants from Mexico at a lime when Ihe United States has a mounting unemployment prob- lem of its wn. The U.S. President told re- porters- Saturday night thai immigration, oil, joint efforts to curb traffic in illicit narcot- ics and seven or eight other matters of mutual concern would be taken up. There was no formal agenda for the dis- cussions. Ford's itinerary had him flying from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to David- Monlhan Air Force Base in Tucson, then going by helicopter to Negates lo greet "Echeverria. The two presidents were lo Overcast Ends Perfect Days Forecasters at the.National Weather Service said Monday that a return of moist Gulf air could end the state's cool and cloudless days. Weathermen watching Ihe gulf surge pinpointed humid air breaching the coast near Corpus Christi and forecasters also pointed out a "meander- ing disturbance" over north- eastern Mexico, as triggering rain to the soulh of Abilene. Although most of the activi- ty is lo the south, Abilene's Monday forecast showed a 20 per cent chance of rain for Tuesday. also noted a Pacific cold front which is working its way through the liocky Mountains. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Strvict (Weiltier MBP, Pq. 7A) ABILENE AND. VJCIMI7Y (10-milr rndiirtl Portly cloudy and mild today IhfWigli Tuesday wilh a itight ehonee of (ale (orttghl cr Tuesday. Soulh- winds 10 la 20 mph. High .in the mid 70s. Low icnrohf near 60. Tuesday In the upper 70s. Proba- bility cf preppIloJJtn 20 per cert-Tves- tiay. High or.d tow lor hours ending 9 o.m.: 75 tind 54. Hioh and low same dale Itnl year: SO and S4, Sunrise sunstl lonirjhr: Sunrise Markings 'Out' on Restored Jeep By KLLIE RUCKEK Q. T have a 1913 World War II jeep I'm trying to restore (o original condi- tion. Is it legal lo have Ihc original military markings and Insignia on Ihc jeep and still drive i( on Ihe slreel? A. Leave the stars and the bumper num- ber but any unit, company or serial num- ber must be painted out. And you can't use the word Army, Air Force or such, says Joe Rodriguez, civil serviceman in charge of Ihe motor pool at the Army Reserve Unit. They don't want the mili- tary name on a non-military vehicle you might do something unauthorized and the military would gel Ihe blame. Q. About a year ago yon had a question about making fireplace logs out of newspapers and yoii mentioned a couple of salts to add to Ihe water. Do yott kiow a source for. them? So far all I can find Is .either SO pound baps or one ounct bags, neither of wbkfa Is what I want. A. Chemical companies are your besl bet and we've sent you names of two lhat we know carry copper sulphate. The ice cream sail, of course, you'll find at Ihe grocery store. And while we're on the subject and be- cause someone iVsiire to. ask, the recipe calls for 5 Ibs. copper sulphate, 3 Ibs. ice cream sail, 3 gallons waler. Mix in a wood crock or glaSs container (not alumi- num or Roll up newspaper, secure wilh rubber bands, three or four weeks, remove and dry for three or four weeks. Q. March, Iv7! I ordered a set of Saliidmasler cookware and paid cnsh. I gave the agent In Graham, Texas my pans 'as they were required as a deposit. I was supposed to re- ceive a .set bakeware free n the mail. I'never received It sa I wrote the company in Dallas and the dealer in Graham. So far I haven't received an answer from either. What cat be done? A. After talking lo the Dallas office and the Cisco supervisor we understand you did gel the cookware you paid for bul not the bakeware you were promised as a premium. The representative in Graham no longer sells your cookware so this complicates mailers. But we were assured you'd get your bakeware and it should be delivered before you read this. In fad, if you haven't received it, drop Action Line another note. The head office promised lo stay wilh this lill you were satisfied. Q. What happened to Hoy Nichols Dallas KDFW-TV? He was anchorman before Judy Jordan took his job. This week I saw Mckols doing ai appliaice commercial and be talked like he works for Ihe store. A. He does. He decided lo gel out of television and go into business for himself, has a partnership In an east Dallas store that sells television sets. Q. On (he back of all these retail purchase agreements It says "we will refund the npaM interest hy (he rate ol ;g's." What is the rale ol 78's? A. The rule of is.. .well, it's also called the "sum of the digits formula" because when you lake 12 digits (1 through they add up to 78. Example: 12 plus 11 plus 10 plus 9 phis 8 etc. elc. equals 78. We're talking about a J2 month loan. Now if the customer pays it off at the end of six months, he doesn't get half the interest back because he's paying it at the rale of tvyelvc 781hs. Tlie first interest payment is 12 times larger than Ihe amount allocated for Hie last payment. The amount of dollars outstanding i.s much larger dollarwisc in the early part of the contract than al (he end, explains banker John Gwyn; therefore the lander has earned a larger percentage of his interest (and loss of the principal) in early stages of the lo.an. In the first payment, you pay twelve 781ns of the interest, second payment you pay eleven TBtlis, third payment ten Tfilhs and so on. If you understand all lliis you oughla be a banker. Address questions to Action l.lnt, Box M, Ablleae, Texas Names will not be used but questions must he signed ami addresses given. Please In- clude telephone nun'ixir, if possible. fly by helicopter to Magdalena dc Kino 70 miles south of the border for nearly two hours of talks at the local city hall. Ford and Echeverria then will go.by helicopter lo Tubac, Ariz., If. miles..north of (he border, for a luncheon and more discussions. Tlio two leaders planned lo wind up their meetings'willra ceremony at the Davis-Mon- tlian air base. Korcl was scheduled to spcutl the night in Oklahoma City, and make cam- paign appearances tlicre and in Cleveland Tues- day before returning lo the While House. Echeverria would like lo convince Ford that Mexican farm hands should be allowed lo work in the United States under a program similar to Hie brncero project that was abandoned under pressure from U.S. labor unions. on the other hand, wants lo halt the flow of ille- gal immigration- into the Unit- ed Stales, spurred by mount- ing unemployment and populu- lion growth in Mexico. spring floods, summer droughts and autumn freezes. But Treasury Secretary Wil- liani E. Simon announced Sat- urday dial the Soviets will be allowed to acquire one million tons of corn and 1.2 million tons of wheat. They agreed ti> make no further purchases in the U.S. market tins crop year, which ends nexl sum- mer. The Soviel Union has been a major foreign supplier of Ihe past year, providing more.than 1.8 mil- lion metric tons of whoat, ac- cording to USDA figures. India's wheat production" Is down, ivilh the crop lust spring estimated at mil- lion Ions compared with 2-1.3 million.in. 1973. ...At the same time, the U.S. wheal .reserve may be only 218 million bushels by next sum- mer, Ihe lowest since 1948. There is ii possibility of supplying rice for India, since the 1374 U.S. crop is a record. India's rice crop could be down more ID per cent this year from its record har- vest nf m million Ions in ID73- 74, according lo Agriculture Department officials. India has not received Food for Peace aid since before its war with Pakistan almost llirec years ago. H got 1.5 mil- lion metric Ions of wheat million under tlie last agreement, which expired June 30, 1971. India imported about 3.S million metric Ions of wlicut during the 1973-74 fiscal year, including J.5 million from the United States. Educators Crowd Sweetwater Meet By MARSHA CAWTFION Reporter-News ISaff Writer SWEETWATER AH esti- mated educators showed up Monday for the second and concluding day of the District J4 Texas Slate Tcxiidicrs Assn. convention. The traffic was heavy enough for Sivcetwater police and highway patrolmen lo as- sist in getting everyone safely in town and parked. Bobbie Box of Sweetwaler, District 14 president, presided as Hie convention gol under- way at 10 a.m. DR. G I! It A I. D FISHER, president of Garland L'ounly Community College in Hot Springs, Ark., was the keynote speaker in Ihe morning pro- gram at Nolan County Colise- um. .Section meetings were scheduled for p.m. lo p.m. Monday, and Ihe leachcrs and administrators were [o see educational exhib- its in the coliseum annex from p.m. lo 5 p.m. Monday: Dr. Harold Brinson, superin- tendent of Abilene schools, was directing the section school administration. S. Carolina Demo Candidate Loses Top Court Appeal WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court today turned down the appeal of Charles D. Itavcnel from his disqualifica- tion as the Democratic candi- date for governor of Soulh Carolina. The court, in a brief order with no explanation, upheld the decision of a three-judge federal court in. Columbia, S.C., that fiavenel did not meet Ihe residency require- ment of the state constitution. Ravenel was disquali- fied. South Carolina Demo- crats held a convention and nominated Rep. William Jen- nings Bryan Corn, whom Tiav- enel defeated in the stale's Democratic primary and run- off. Porn said ha would slcp aside if the Supreme Court de- cided Ravcnel was qualified. James Edwards, a Charleston, S.C., denial surgeon, is the Republican candidate. Itavencl, 36, a Charleston in- veslmcnl banker, is a native South Carolinian who returned to the state in 1972 after sever- al years on Wall Street. Alter his victory in the Dem- ocralic primary, a suit chal- lenging Ravcnel's qualifica- tions was filer! by a disc jock- ey and a restaurateur. They cited a requirement in the slate constitution that in order toi be governor a person must have been "a citizen and resident of this slate for five years next preceding the day of Ihe election." The South Carolina Supreme Court riiled on Sept. 21 that Mavcncl did not meet this re- quirement. The same day, Martha Kanapaux, the president of Ihe Charleston County Education Associalion and a Ravenel supporter, asked a federal court lo strike down the r'esi- dcncy requirement. A three-judge panel declined lo do so, saying the question had been foreclosed last year when the Supreme Court up- held a seven-year residency requirement in New Hamp- shire. Mrs. Kanapaux appealed. South Carolina Gov. John C. West, a Democrat who is not eligible for re-eleclion, did not lake sides in Ihe controversy but urged the Supreme Court to decide the question speedi- ly. He was joined by Sen. Er- ncsl V. llollings. D-S.C., and by Rex Carter, speaker of the South Carolina House of Rep- resentatives. Ravenel filed a brief in sup- port of Mrs. Kanapaux's ap- peal, saying the residency re- quirement "unconstitutionally restricts a prospective candi- date's light to travel and the rights of the voters to have candidates who arc belter qualified for office by reason of experiences obtained oul- side South Carolina." Stale Ally. Gen. Daniel R. McLcod argued lhat Ihe lower court decision should be let stand, saying the constitu- tional provision screens out candidates with "little or no previous esjwsuve to the prob- lems and desires ot the people of Soulh Carolina." A, ;