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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS, OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR'WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. ,150 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press By ELLIE RUCKEIT Photos Still Awaited AfterMay 25 Wedding Q. My husband' and I were married May la. An Abilene firm look our wedding pictures which we have re- ceived but we're having problems get- ting pictures that our friends, parents and other relatives ordered. Our very last order was sent the first week In Augnsl. It is November (12 weeks since (he last.order) and still no word concern- ing them. I called tbe owner of the photography studio before my hus- band and I moved to Huntsville, was told they should be In any day. My mother called a monlh later and was (old Ihe. same thing. We are tired of all this delay, espe- cially since all our checks have been cashed. We sometimes things get hung up in (be processing plant but 12 weeks? A. Here's the story as tola Action Line by your photographer. The negatives were sent to an out-of-state laboratory tor de- veloping. The Abilene studio has verifica- tion Hie negatives arrived at the lab. They should have been retunicd in 24 hours. They weren't, and die studio is concerned about it. A tracer will be put on the pictures by the lab since they were mailed there. "Occasionally it happens that pictures arc lost in the mail and if the package is not located thci'e's no way can replace the pictures since all the negatives arc.in the. package. But when this has happened before, we've always managed to locate tlicni one way or says the studio owner. If for some reason Hiey don't turn up, the studio will refund your money. Q. When was Abilene founded and by whom? Which side of ibo Iracks was originally the first side? A. If we say north, you're gonna say south is the "wrong side of the tracks" and vice-versa. Actually the town grew up in a cluster around the HR depot with lents and wagons and eventually houses on both sides. But the very first two lots Hold were on the north. The Abilene Re- porter-News warehouse on Pine aiid N. 2nd SI. now sits on the first lot ever sold In Abilene. T St. P Railway could conceivably be Called the founder. It was the railroad's idea. The railroad started towns every so often lo generate business. Our founding fathers were: Col. J. Sloddard Johnston who laid out the town, twin brothers Clabc and-John Merchant, S. L. Chalk, John T. Berry and John Simpson. Abilene's official birlhdate was .March 15, 1881, when the town lot sale was held, according to that great best seller. "Abi- lene on Catclaw by Hcporter- Nc-ws columnist Katharyn Duff. Q. I go bacfr and forlh on N. toward ACC Hill ami the railroad (hat crosses between Treadaway and the creek bridge sure is rough. Does (he city fix railroad crossings inside city limits or is it the railroad's responsi- bility? It's causing all sorts of trouble to cars. A. When crossings become rough tn the po'int of being impassable, section crews re-work (hem wilh new'boards', raised tracks and so forth. Apparently the rail- road people feel this particular crossing is not loo bad; it was re-worked only about six months ago. However, the stalion will report your complaint to Ihe track supervisor and he'll'take another look at it. The agent says there's just no way to take a railroad track .across a highway and keep it absolutely smooth. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 19601. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clude Idephonc numbers if possible. Ely Boulevard Gets a Million A gronf .of over o million dollars for city streets will be used for Judge Ely Blvd. and crews are at work now on the project. Story and picture on Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements 11D .Bridge........... 6A Business Mirror -1 D Classified 2-9D Comics ...........6C Editorials .........4A Horoscope ........9A Hospital Palients 2B Obituaries 8A Sports 1-5C, 7C To Your Good Health 7 A Travel 6-7B. TV Log.......... 5B TV Scout 5B Women's News 3-4B World Food Request Rejected by President Charged in Family's Deaths H A Suffolk County, N.Y., Homicide Squad detective escorts Ronald 1. right, after he was hooked Thursday night on charges, of .murdering six members of his family. DeFeo, 23, charged with six counts of secbnd-'degree murder in the shooting deaths of his father, and two sis- ters at their Amityvillc, N.Y., home. (AP Wirephoto) Son Arrested in Sloyings Of Six Family Members ifAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) The son of an aulo service manager has been arrested and charged wilh falally shooting liis father, mother, and four brothers and sisters while Ihey slept in their ex- pensive Island home. Ronald DeFeo Jr., 23, was booked Thursday night at po- lice headquarters here on six counts of second-degree mur- der. Suffolk County Deputy Po- lice Commissioner Koberl c. Itapp said all six victims were shot from close range as they slept in their iedrooms of the family's house in Anu- lyville, N.Y. The murder weapon was not Jound (luring a search of the grounds, Amityville Creek be- hind the house, the family's swimming pool, Great Soulh. Bay nearby and garbage cans in the well-to-do residential neighborhood. However, police said "cer- tain items of .physical evi- dence" that were linked to the defendant had recovered. But no motive for Hie slayings was offered, as Ttapp declined lo discuss evidence in the case. After DeFeo. summoned po- lice lo Ihe three-slory house around 6 p.m. Wednesday, they found the bodies of Tion- aJd J. DeFeo Sr., 43, and his wife Louise, 42, in Ihe master bedroom. Each had been shot Iwice in back. In a single bedroom on the same floor was the body of a daughter Allison, 13, slain with a single bullet in the back of the head. The bodies.of Mark 11, and John, 9, were found in another sccoTid-floor bedroom that they shared. Each was shot once in the back. And the eldest daughter, IS, died ill her third- floor bedroom from a bullet lo of her head. All.the victims were clad in niglilclothes and there was no indication that Iliey put up a struggle or that someone had forced entry into the house, police said. The six apparently were slaitrin (heir sleep -between 10 ay and early Wednesday morning, said er Howard A'delnian. As police reconstructed the events, the entire family was home Tuesday night ra'n.d Eon- aid Jr. left at an unspecified time Wednesday morning to report for work at the aulo dealership in.Brooklyn owned by his maternal grandfather, Michael Briganle. The elder DeFeo was "service manager at Ihe firm. Investigators said young' DeFeo left work around.1 p.m.. Wednesday and went back to Amityvillc. The bartender at Henry's a block away Irorii Ihe home, said Ronald Jr. had several drinks Wednesday af- lernbon, left and came back around 6 p.m. By HILMt TOKOS Associated Press Wriler HOME (AP) Citing infla- tion and oilier domestic con- siderations, the White House has turned down a request for an'immediate increase of one million tons in world food aid, a U.S. official said today. The decision seemed sure to spark criticism from many participants in the World Food Conference who already feel the meeting has done .nothing concrete toward countering starvation. The announcement w a s made by. Anne L. Armstrong, counselor to President Ford and third-ranking member of the U.S.-delegation to Ihe con- ference. She said the one million-Ion grant would have a commer- cial .value of about mil- Southerly Air Seen Saturday Increasing cloudiness and milder temporal ures are fore- cast for Saturday because of the return of southerly air into the Big Country. A large high pressure dome, centered in East Texas early Friday morning, has reversed the northerly wind flow bring- ing wanner, moist air into I lie region. BECAUSE OF THE in- creased in o i s t u r e, clouds should cover the area by Sat- urday allowing wanner tem- peratures. Tile trend is expect- ed to spread eastward across the stale.as'the high pressure moves'that way. Alsq-be'cause of the souther- ly air flow, temperatures did not reach inlo the 30s as expected Friday morning) Instead the mercury dipped lo 35 and is expected to drop inlo Hie mill 40s Saturday morning, as compared lo Thursday's high of 50 degrees. WEATHER U. i. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wealher Service (Wwitlier Mop, Pq- 2B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10 milt radius) Fafr today. Increasing cloudi- ness [onlglil becoming moitly 'cloudy today and fonight. Mild Saturday. Southerly winds ID to M mpti. High loday In Ifie Ms. Low loniaht in 1hc rnld 40s. High Saturday in 1ht mid Ms. High and lor 24 hours ending f a.m.: 50 ond 3A. High and low some date last year: 70 and a. Sun.-lsc today: sunset tonight: Sunrise tomorrow: lion, and would have boosted lolal U.S. food aid this year to million tons. Mrs. Armstrong said the House decision was based on domestic considera- tions and what such an in- crease in aid would have on inflation and prices in Ameri- ca. She said the request came at a lime when the "American housewife is having a tough lime meeting her own budget. American citizens are. having a tough time feeding Iheir own families." Tlie request that U.S. lood aid be nearly doubled in value was sent to Ford by Agricul- ture Secretary Earl L. Bulz at the lu-ging of Democratic -con- gressional leaders in Rome (or the conference. But Bulz had said Ihe U.S. government full from the start that the conference was not meant, "to spend a great deal of lime discussing Ihe immedi- ate food aid problem." llrs. Armstrong said the White House "stands by the original decision which had been gone.over and over and over before the conference." She called