Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gfeflene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TII YEAR, NO. 93 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPT. 18, 1974 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Auac'iatcd Press Suddenly Full After almost constant rain over the past three days, many Big Country ranchers drove .out to find that their stock tanks were 'not only full but over- flowing such as this one a few miles outside Abi- lene on Highway 36. (Staff photo by J. T. Smith) By ELLIE HUCKER Permission Required To Cash Food Stamps Q. I've token over (he management of a small grocery slorc and would like lo know I lie details T 1 moving slowly westward he said. Cedar LUU 2..W Lake Kirbv 1 RO 5 nin east winds, pulling more will fill up the lakes Ii. llwy SO 2.20 2.011 CI Ill 1 more of the heavy rains fast Piedmont 2.00 1 50 3 far West Texas. Bui as of Wednesday morning the pattern had all, Abilene's three lakes have gained 2.27 billion gallons, or 30 per cent of a Ii Treatment Planl 2.50 fi.77 2CO N. 2nd 2.25 j'oO 150 I1HECKENH1DGE l.Btl t fit Ford Against Pan Am CITY .08 1 .25 ItAWLEY 1.10 Till-' ASSOCIATED Theve was no Votoy in Texas' reconl crop ot rains, and still more flood- WASHINGTON (A P) of Ihc seeking the subsidy, CITY .10 3.50 im inrT i occurred. President Tford has later in the officials have died IvlMj l.OU PUTNAM .08 filled streets, impSd- the administration will discussed Pan costs, a decline in .70 some roads ss support a request from Tuesday with traffic and stiff .01 showers and thun- World for direct and top economic from 1.40 again soaked a cral subsidies of million including Treasury foreign 4.50 expense from North Cen- thai most stock lanks were now full in rural areas. The Department of Public Satety said the rain had caused no problems on area highways, bill a DPS dispatch- Cr cautioned motorists lo be- or soggy brakcs_ 11TF TIIFTI If ft (I 1 H H K IT IJ.T1 A llUIi- U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Service Weather Map, P9. GA) ABILEIJt AND VICINITY (10-milt rudiuj) cloudy '.vlln a rlionce ol rein or showers Ihis altrenoon Thurs- day fanllnucd cool. Nonheasfrrly winds 4 to 12 mph. High lodov in Ihe High Thursday in Ihe mid'dfe Cnai D.m.-. 70 c ard 57. e dale (Oil year: EO month, a Wliite House spokes- man announced today. However, the administra- lion's progi'am of specific sleps to improve the financial health of U.S. flag carriers is expected lo help Pan Am wilh its financial problems, Ihe While House slatemcnl said. Thai was the view presented by Transportation Secretary Claude S. Urinegar at a meet- ing Tuesday with Ihe Presi- dent and his lop adrisers. The While House spokesman said Brincgar will discuss the Senate Approves Doubled Research WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has approved a mea- sure to double Ihe federal funds for solar energy re- search. The bill was passed by voice vote and sent to the House. For Ihe fiscal year starting next July 1 the Senate measure authorized mil- lion. lary William E. Simon, Chair- man Arthur Burns of the Fcd- oral Reserve Board, Chairman Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Advisers and oth- ers. Ford's advisers reported- ly informed him thai Pan Am's request is viewed wilh opposition in Congress, which would have to appropriate funds for any subsidy. The in- dependent Civil Aeronautics Board has the responsibility for the final decision on the airline's request. NEWS INDEX Amusements 6B Business Mirror 5A Bridge 3A Classified 5-9C Comics 7B Editcriols 4A Horoiccpc SB Hospital Policnls 8A Objluaries IOC Spans To Your Good Health TV Loq TV ScouT Women's News British Election Asked; Inflation a Certain Issue T-4C 7A 6B 3B Terrorists Land In Damascus DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Three Japanese terrorists who occupied the French Kmbassy in The Hague for four days landed in Damascus today A government spokesman said they were considering a Syria offer lo surrender in exchange for safe conduct lo any coun- try of Ihcir choice. Official sources first said the three terrorists and a com- rade whose freedom from a French jail they had obtained wilh Ihc embassy siege gave themselves up moments aflcr Ihe plane landed. But the government spokes- man said later the four Japa- nese Kcd Army members were slill negotiating wilh the Syrians. 'The French Hoeing 707 jet lhat carried Ihe lerrorisls from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport landed al Ihc heavily guarded Damascus airport al 8 a.m. EDT. The terrorists flew from Amsterdam after releasing their nine remaining hostages. A volunteer crew of two Dutchmen and a Briton the Boeing 707. The Japanese fled Army is a small guerrilla outfit hased in Europe. Us members mas- sacred 26 people in a raid al Tel Aviv in 1972. In The Hague, Ihe French ambassador, Jaqucs Sonant, said he and 10 other hostages "lived at gunpoinl" during their four days of captivity. "For GO hours we. had no food, no water and no bed. Il was a horrible Senard told newsmen today. "In all Ihey shot 25 ljullcts al (he office ceiling anri into the floor right rest to my said. Tlvc gunmen released their .nine remaining hostages un- harmed on Tuesday night nnd took off from Amslcrdanis air- port wilh ransom. They landed in Aden, Ihe capital of South Yemen, for refueling and then (lew lo Syr- ia. By FRED COLEMAN Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Harold Wilson today called a national election for Ocl. 10 that is virtually certain lo be fought on ways lo con- trol Britain's soaring cosl of living. An ollicial announcement from Wilson's office at No. 10 Downing SI. said Queen Klixa- beth II would dissolve Parlia- ment Friday for the Ihrce- weck campaign. The new Parliament will convene Ocl. 29 and Ihe party vrilh Ihe most members in the 655-scat House of Commons will form Britain's next gov- ernment. Wilson was due. to kickoff Ihc campaign tonight with a national television broadcast. Campaigning opens in ear- nest Monday when Wilson's Laborites, former Prime Min- ister Kdivard Heath's opposi- tion Consen-alivcs and Jere- my Thorpe's small middle- road Liberals begin a daily round of nationally televised press conferences. Spokesmen for all three par- tics agreed in advance thai the major issue would be rival approaches on how to arrest Britain's rale of inflation, now Hearing 20 per cent annually. In calling Ihe election, Wil- son is gambling with his politi- cal life. Opinion polls are in- conclusive, wilh some showing a narrow lead for Wilson's I.a- .bor party. Tlie prime minislcr is aware that public opinion can shift radically during Ihe three- week campaign and is fond of saying "a week is a long time In 13iO, Wilson called a June cleclion when enjoying a com- fortable lead in Ihc polls only lo be upscl by Healh's Conser- vatives four weeks later. Heath fell into the same trap in February calling for a ballot when polls showed him ahead only lo lose on election day. The February vote was inde- cisive, giving Labor the most Commons seats but depriving the parly of a working majori- ty. Wilson was forced to seek a new mandate to push through his party's controver- sial progi'am of economic re- covery, including higher taxes on the rich and more national- ization of private industry. His minority government lasted less thai eighl months. It is the first lime since 1910 that Britain is holding two na- tional elections in the same year. The parlies differ in their approach lo inflation. Labor wants voluntary wage controls and some statutory price con- trols. Texas inlo area on Mexican riOTdov anrt around Paso in tar West Texas. Showers also fell in Ike north part of Ihe Texas Pan- handle and in pails of South Texas. One. of the latest (lash flood warnings from the National Weather Seriice was issued for Crockett County in West Texas, where normally dry C-miey Draw was running high through Ozona. Texas was blocked south, of Ozona and Texas 29 was closed be- tween Iraan and Eldorado. Moderate lo heavy down- pours flooded creeks and some streets in and around Abilene. Catclaw Creek went out ol banks six to eight inches in parts of town. Del liio :md San Angelo were hit by other deluges, which also prompted (lash flood alerts in those areas. And as the rains persisted in early morning, the weather service extended flash flood watches for all of Southwest Texas and the northwest part or South Central Texas through Ihc day. With rainfall amounts at re- cord levels in many localities, lowland areas along many streams remained fluoital awl further rises were feared. Skies wore generally cloudy across Ihc state except (or clear weather in the upper part o( Ihc Texas Panhandle and some parts of South Tex- as. Ford Pledges Increased Food Shipments Abroad Mail bring in TOUR FAMILY WEEKENDER Want Ad Deadline: Thun.-lOO P.M. 3 DAYS-Fri-Sat-Sim. (IS Words Exlra W.rdi-15' BIG SHOPPERS In the SHOP THROUGH FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CASH ONLY (Ho ;te ordtn, By KCORMIEIl UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. (AP> Ford, pledging increased food ship- ments abroad, told the United Xiilions General Assembly to- day that "a global strategy for food and energy is urgently required." In the Icxl for his first ap- pearance before the world or- ganization, Kord said the al- Icrniilive lo cooperation is confrontation. "Let us not delude our- he said, "failure to cooperate on oil, food and in- flation could spell disaster for every nation represented in Ihis room. The United Nations must nol and need not allow this In occur, A global strate- gy for food and energy is ur- gently required." The President set forth four principles which he said .should guide R global ap- proach to food and energy problems: all nations must substantially increase produc- tion. Just lo maintain the pre- sent standards of living Hie world must inmost double its output of food and energy..." all nations must seek to achieve a level of prices which not only provides an incentive lo producers but which consumers can afford By confronting consume) s with production restrictions, artificial pricing and the pros- pect of ultimate bankruptcy, producers will eventually be- come Ihe victims nf tlicir own actions. all nations must avoid Ihe abuse of man's fun- damental needs lor Ihc sake of narrow national or bloc ad- vantage. The allempl by any country lo use one commodity for political purposes will in- evitably tempt other countries lo use their commodities for then own purposes. the nations of the world musl assure lhal the. among us are not ovi'iwhalmcd by rising prices of the imports neccssaiy [or Ihcir survival. The traditional ;nd and Ihc increasing- ly nil producers must in iliis, I'lliiil."