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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH YEAR, NO. 85 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY 10, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Preu Nixon Pardon Was 'Surprise' to Saxbe Wind power Measured Kyle Ethereclge takes vital statistics on a bubbiegum contest entry blown by E. C. Ice, 1941 N. Mockingbird, during Monday's bubbiegum competition at the West Texas Fair. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) By ELLIE RUCKER Cook ware Company Can't Be Found Q. We purchased a set of Savemasler cookware in 1958 (or and now I need a few replacement parts. I wrote lo the address in the Inslruction book- let and received our order back marked, "Moved, left no address." The same cookware was sold in Hous- ton under the name Guardian Service. Can yoii.dlg up any information on the 'company? We tried bul just couldn't ,do it. Guardian Service isn't even in the Hous- ton phone book and even the Bettor Busi- ness Bureau threw in the towel on this one. Looks as if 'they're out of business. Which just goes lo .prove il ISN'T neces- sary 'to save all those'booklets, instruc- tions" guarantees' and paraphernalia ac- companying every purchase. We've been -looking for an excuse. Q. How would a person go about putting a record in the Guinness Book -_0f World Records? A. Norris D. and A. Ross McWhirter compiled the latest edition, so write them in care of Main Editorial Office, 24 Upper Brook St., London, W.I, England. Guinness is becoming more selective. Not every record, is eligible because, "some of the records have gone to dan- gerous extremes and we don't want any of our readers injuring themselves." Some- one did a little damage to himself trying to break the drinking-beer-whilc-standing- on-your-hcad record. Car-cramming and that type records arc to be trimmed also. The record is 46 Australians in a minicar. To break .the record 120 people once tried to cram into a Volkswagen, Cozy. Q How do voii know when sweet potatoes are ready to dig? The tops are beautiful. A. Then they're not ready. Carol llanes raises sweet potatoes and she says the vines on lop will start dying when the potatoes begin to mature. With your fing- er poke around the potato carefully. If you see nothing bul orange roots, potatoes are nowhere near ready, less you put in Ihe slips in March April, it's a little early yd. the Un- or April, Q. Where did originate? the serenity prayer It's hanging, or, my wall and everybody says, "Oh, you nave (he alcoholic's creed." I'm not an al- coholic and I'm 100 per cent sure it didn't originate wilh AA. A. It didn't. Theologian and political activist Reinhold Niebuhr wrote, "God give us the courage to accept with sereni- ty Ihe Ihings we.cannot change..." He died in 1971 .alter authoring many books. His most famous was "The Nature and Destiny of Man." lie was an ordained minister in Detroit for 13 years, then pro- fessor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. And he was certainly flexible lie first advocated socialism, Ihen broke wilh the Socialist lo become a Democrat, lie was an avowed pacifist.for many years but during ,11 en- couraged support of the war against Hit- ler. After the war he exerted much influ- ence in the U.S. State Department. Q. Wlrerc can a person lake (he Graduate Record Exam I dklii'l take it when I graduated from college but I'd like lo study and take il sometime. A. The next one is at ACC Oct. 20." Others scheduled arc: Dec. 14, Jan. 18 and April 2G at If-SU; Feb. 22 and June 24'at ACC. Check with the graduate office at any of the colleges for time and location. This is a general aptitude test which is a requirement for entering graduate school although anyone can lake il, college grail or not. 'Stop the World' Kristi Telcliick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Telchick, 1210 Buccaneer, decides that flying saucers take a lot oC driving Monday nighl at Hie West Texas Fair midway. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) Tummies on Fair Midwoy Have That Inflated Feeling By BILL HERRIDGE Reuportcr-Ncws Staff Writer The inflation pinch is hitting West Texas Fair goers who get an.urge to fill their tum- mies wilh the goodie's avail- able at club-sponsored food booths on the midway. The booths are real money- makers for the many clubs, churches and organizations that sponsor them. But rising cosLs of raw materials have forced the operators to-hike, their prices accordingly. David Grant, a retired sew- ing machine salesman and op- erator of the Soulhside Baptist Youth booth; said Monday af- Icrnoon that the booth opera- tors got together wilb the con- cessions officials and set low- limit prices on food and drink. WE ALL GOT together and decided that. 35 cents wOuld be the bottom limit for a ham- Grant said. "The op- erators may, if they wish, charge more, but not less than thai amount." He said that most items on the menu have gone up 10 cents over last year's prices. He cited Ihe rising cost of vegetables, paper products and other raw materials for the price increase. He added that the booth made about for the group last year, and Ihe price increase should low about the same profit for this year's operation. Rev. R. D. Pcarcy, who ex- changed his pulpit for a ham- burger griddle Monday after- noon, said his Barrow SI. Church of God booth is Ihe church's only fund-raising ac- livily during the year. "EVERYTHING IS higher this year except hamburger Tiev. Pcarcy noted. "Paper products arc really hard to get, but we are doing well so far. We made about here last year, and hope lo match lhal this year." The familiar'Aliilcne ggie Club frcnch fry booth is opcr- Fair Schedule, Pg. IB ating again Ibis year, but iii- flaliun has forced a slight price increase by the club, said Abilene attorney Ellison Gerlach, a 19J6 gradu- ate. "We had to raise our price five he said. po- tatoes are not only higher, but are harder lo get. We make about here each year, and use the money to fund scholarship's for "Abilene stu- dculs at Texns One of Ihe biggest hikes has been registered by the lieUi Sigma Phi-operated lemonade stand. A big filass of the bit- ter-sweet cooler will cost you C5 cents this year, up 15 cents from a year ago. THE PSI (iAMMA and Nil Gamma chapters nt Ihe organ- ization have operated Ihe booth on a profit-sharing basis with owner Dick Crownover of San Antonio for the past nine years. Crownover said Monday af- lenioon that sugar has jumped from 13 cenls per pound to 39 cents in the past year. lemons have risen per case, and paper cups are up S3 per case. "I'm not having any trouble gelling the raw Crownover said, "but they have really gone up. 1 have several concessions at other fairs like this one, but the Abi- lene fair is still one of my best." HE SAID THE clubs net about for their treasur- ies during the fair. The groups formerly operated their own bnolh. bul nn agreement was reached for them to C r o w n o v e r 's stand for a "piece of Ihe action." Despite the price hikes, fair goers seem lo he willinp lo pay Ihe price for the goodies. All those interviewed Monday said business was as good or Issllcr than lasl year. CLIiVKLAND, Ohio (AP) President Ford was within his power in pardoning former President liichard M. Nixon and took the action in the be- lief "it was the best tiling for Ihe Ally. Gen. Wil- liam H. Saxbc said today. Saxbe said lie was not con- sulted by the I'residenl about the decision.aiitt that, although he was advised of il shortly before it was announced, it came as "a sort of surprise lo me." Saxbe's comments on the pardon came at a news con- ference before his address to the Ohio Association of Real- tors. Other than a brief open- ing statement, Saxlje refused to answer questions about the pardon. He twice told news- men he would end the coutcr- ence if -they, persisted on the subject. Asked whether lie felt Ihe pardon set a double standard, Saxbc said, "I'm not going lo judge that." Asked if the par- don set a precedent because it was issued in the absence of charges against Nixon, Saxlje said he didn't know. Saxbe said he had been away from Washington and that until he relumed he could not co m m e n I further on Ford's action. Saxbe. a former U.S. sena- tor from Ohio, was appointed by Nixon as attorney general earlier this year. When asked Gormen's Edge Casts Clouds "Carmen" may be singing her last songs in Texas, and will probably give Abilene no more of an encore than a little drizzle or a few low clouds. Forecasters at Ihe National Weather Service said the weak low pressure center, once a 175-mph hurricane, is now lo- cated near Dallas. Weatherman D.W. Eck said Tuesday that Abilene is' being touched by the outer edge of the storm's .cloud cover, but skies to the west are generally fair. WE MAY HAVE lo put il in the Eck said of the chances for rain, but, for now al least, he said he sees little hope thai any moisture will result from the low pres- sure center. But Eck hinted that Carmen may have a more prolonged effect. He speculated that the low pressure center might pull a cold fi'ont down from the north to create cool weather for the area. THE FRONT now located be- tween Nebraska and southern Idaho, is expected lo move rapdily stall, and then drift its way into West Texas in the "vicinity" of the weekend, Eck said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolionol Wealtier Service radius) Portly allernoon through Wednejtfay. No Important lorn changes. Norlnc-rly winds 5 to 15 mof! becoming liotil and varinbile laniohl. High this afternoon end Wednes- day'in Ihe mid las. Low Ic-nTgM near 60. High snd (or 34 hours ending 9 A.m.: 85 arid il. Hinh aivj low fame date Fast year: S4 and 67. Svnrls? today: sunsol tonight: sunrise tomorrow: whether he would remain as long as Ford wanted him, Saxbc said, "I don't adding (Hat bis aim is lo get the Justice Department in good shape. In response to other ques- tions, Saxbe said there is noth- ing new in Ihe Patricia Hearsl kidnaping case, that he couldn'l speculate what Ford's decision will be on amnesty for draft evaders and desert- ers, and that .he doesn't fore- see legalization of marijuana use despite what be called a "softer, altitude" on the stale level. He said his personal feeling on the amnesty question was that "We shouldn't try to re- quire more ol the'evadcr than we require of the deserter." He said many soldiers desert- ed because of illegal activities as well as.Ihe desire to leave the fighting. Quicker Utility Rate Action May Be Urged WASHINGTON (A P) Treasury Secretary William 1C. Simon and other federal officials reportedly plan >lo urge stale public utility com- missioners. e'd n e s el a y lo speed up action on rale in- crease requests from electric utilities. Tile gist of the message from federal officials will be that electric utilities need higher rates to cover their in- creased costs, a Treasury De- partment source said. A Treasury spokesman said nearly 100 state public utility commissioners would attend, lie said the meeting was scheduled lo coincide with a conference of the National As- sociation of Regulatory Utility Commissioners being held this week in Ilcrshey, Pa. Although the Treasury first said the meeting would be closed to the press and public, it reversed itself today and de-. tided.lo-admit the press and some, consumer representa- tives. The reversal came after several consumer groups criti- cized a closed meeting on an issue that could result in liigh- er electric rates for consum- ers. The Treasury had not made any public announcement on the meeting, although it was nicnlioned in a calendar of events at the federal Power Commission where the meet- ing will be lield Wednesday afternoon. "The decision to close the meeting was never really fi- said a Treasury spokesman, although he ac- knowledged the decision to open the meeting was not made until after protests were received. Bachelors Learn 'How to Survive A woman's world is no longer the strict domain of fashion and the interests of good grooming. Read about Cooper High School's bach- elor Survival course on Pg. I-B. AmussmenU 4B 2A Business Miiror 5A Classified 4-7C Comics................ 2B Editorials............... 4A Horoscope.......'........3A Hospital Patients..........3A Obituaries 8C Sports 1.2C To Your Good 7C TV Leg Women's NeNVs 3B Spaghetti Eater Ready for Ravioli WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) Mike Aprlli wiped the sauce off his lips and declared him- self the spaghetti eating cham- pion of the world. A p r i 1 i, who weighs 373 pounds and drives a taxi cab in Tampa, Fla., for a living, downed 6.9 pounds of pasta in 90 minutes on Monday niglit to beat 25 other contestants. "I want Bozo'.Miller Aprili said. Bozo who? According lo Aprili, Bozo Miller is from Oakland, Calif., and holds Ihe world record for eating ravioli. Pentagon Issues Firing Pin Order WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon has ordered the fir- ing mechanisms of M16 rifles and other small arms trans- ferred from National Guard armories around the country lo local police stations lo dis- courage theft of the weapons. Spokesmen said Monday lhal the urgent order calls for' the transfer by Sunday. Weapons have been stolen from National Guard armories in a number of stales. Over Ihe July 4 weekend, burglars made off with about 100 M16s, seven machine guns and other Mrs. Dean: Not Only Nixons Suffering By ANN 7JI.ACKMAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Mrs. John W. Dean III says Rich- ard M. Nixon and his family arc not Ihe only ones who have "suffered enough be- cause of Watergate." In a slaleniciil Monday Ihe. wife of the former President's chief accuser asked President Ford to dem- onstrate Ihe same compassion for other Watergate families that he showed lo Nixon's. 'Tm gratified by Ihe Presi- dent's spirit of forgiveness, but dismayed by Ihe apparent limitations be has applied lo Mrs. Dean .said in licr first public statement since her imprisoned husband be- came