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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Galveston, Texas Jim Jg Established in 1842 To Tht Growth and of and All of County Monday VOLT 133 NO 58 Member United GALVESTON TEXAS THURSDAY MORNING JUNE Tht County's Only Itc Daily Sunday Objections Raised To Galveston School District's Hiring Practices By HELEN SMITH NEWS STAFF WRITER The Galveston school board spent much of Its regular session Wednesday night embroiled In a 1 discussion of the district's current hiring practices to maintain a specific ethnic ratio within the staff Board member T h e a s e 1 Henderson objected to the district's adherence to administrative procedure re- ferred to as the Singleton Rule in which the district maintains a ratio of 82 per cent Anglo and per cent minority faculty members He said the rule in effect discriminates against many qualified minority group teacher applicants Supt Eli Douglas said federal Dept of Health Education and Welfare authorities have always Indicated to him that the district must maintain in the district and In the assignments within the Individual schools Board attorney Ed Schwab said he doesn't believe the Singleton rule to be a legal requirement at this time although it might be an administrative regulation of HEW The board deferred any action until explicit instructions regarding staffing could be re- from HEW Other board action included appointment of two new principals hearing a plea from band parents for Increased support for music programs approving of the tenance department to facilitate major improvement of school buildings accepting the bid of First Sealy National Bank as the depository for the neit two years and renewing Schwab's contract as board attorney for another year The new principals are Edgar Collins assistant principal at Austin Middle School to be principal of Goliad Elementary School and James S Collins now a principal in Marshall to be principal of Alamo tary School Mrs Becker Jr president of the Ball High Band Boosters asked the board to consider instrumental music needs both for personnel and supplies as the board formulates next year's budget She noted the many accomplishments of the band under the leadership of John and said Shipp Is considering leaving Galveston for another school district She the board to make an effort to keep Shipp and if that were impossible to provide Hearing what is needed to carry on and improve the program he has begun Mrs Becker said some 10 per cent of the high school student body is involved in the music program and 15 per cent of the total secondary school enrollment Board members assured her See SCHOOL Page By PATSY JACKSON NEWS MAINLAND BUREAU TEXAS CITY The City Com- mission set July 18 as the date for a public hearing to decide whether a cable television franchise should be granted to Bayou Cablevision a controlled subsidiary of TelePrompter Corp Representatives of both Bayou and TelePrompter appeared the commission seeking to extend the boundaries of chises currently held in Galveston County Ralph franchise tant for TelePrompter of New York told the commission that the corporation now has approval to establish operations In Galveston La Marque and Weather GALVESTON AREA FORE- CAST Fair nuy toyi mat lira FrUty Low mM Tfi Mir M lew Mi BOATING AND RECREATION wMl ten II mpk ikra II to II to OH fkm wive FISHING v BEACH WATER 71 unincorporated areas of the county The Texas City franchise would provide for a separate office and originating station In the city Channels would be designated for local activities such as meetings and athletic events school activities on an interconnecting basis with La Marque Dickinson and College of the Mainland or separately for City schools only and also for network channels and 24 hour coverage of weather Associated Press news service and stock market quotations About two years would be required before construction Is completed and the company is asking the city for a 15 year franchise A gross fee franchise payment to the city would be set from 3 to 5 per cent by the Federal Communications Commission Cablevision would be offered to Texas City residents at a monthly rate of and II each for additional tele- vision sets A installation charge Is frequently waived during construction and special promotions said A 30 day public notice Is See TV FRANCHISE Put IA House OK s For Hourly Wage SUZiE CRIDLAND obtains a contribution pledge from Bud Norman 1973 Galveston County Cancer Crusade chairman as she works to get sponsors for the first Gulf Coast Swim A Thon for Cancer set for Friday and Saturday at the Galvez Hotel and Texas City Municipal Pool Swimmers are soliciting pledges for each lap they swim in the event sponsored by the Independent Order of Foresters Entry blanks can be picked up at area U Tote M stores and McDonald's restaurant at 5223 Broadway Prizes to be awarded to participants with the most money collected include a wide range of items from a motorcycle to a free airplane ride WASHINGTON The House Wednesday passed and sent to the Senate a that would raise the an hour minimum wage to in a year's time and bring nearly six million new workers under protection of the act The measure won final passage on a roll call vote The House rejected on a 199 recorded vote a Republican substitute by Rep John Eden born that would spread the increase over two years and permit full time employment of youths under 18 at less than minimum wage levels for a period of six months Democrats were successful in rejecting a series of ments to strike out extended new coverage and to phase the wage increase at varying levels but still over a two year period The House last year approved by a margin a similar Republican substitute which then died In a fight over going to a conference with the Senate which had passed a more liberal wage measure A Senate subcommittee opened hearings Wednesday on a similar to the passed measure The Democratic measure managed by Rep John Dent would also raise the present an hour farm minimum wage to over three years and extend age of the act to 1.5 million household domestic workers and 4.4 million local state and federal government employes The Erlenborn substitute came under especially heavy fire from organized labor because of the so-called youth differential It would have allowed hiring young at 80 per cent of the minimum wage or an hour whichever is higher for the first six months of full-time employment Erlenborn said the provision was needed to give high school dropouts a job and attack a high rate of unemployment among especially blacks backers said the put adult bread winners out as employers sought out the cheaper teenage worker The administration proposed but never did introduce a raising the minimum to an hour over three years and it supported the youth differential pay plan The administration like Erlenborn opposed ex- coverage of the act Entries In Fair At Record Total Seen In Spacewalk Passing Parade HOUSTON UPI The Skylab 1 astronauts predicted Wednesday they had only a 50 chance of fixing a jammed electrical generator wing ing a risky walk In space Thursday morning 272 miles from earth Officials on the ground however expressed confidence the emergency repairs by Pete Conrad and Joseph P Kerwin outside America's first space station would a ly worsening energy crisis in orbit and salvaging the billion Skylab program I guess we'll know belter when we see Kerwin said after a single practice with hastily built repair tools But our Initial impression is that we've got a chance of pulling it off But flight director Milton Windier told We figure higher than that I'd say it's at least and probably higher Part of what bothered Con- rad Kerwin and Paul J Weitz will remain Inside Skylab's airlock while his go the steady stream of additions and changes to the spacewalk plans sent up by mission control In the 24 hours before he walk was to take place We sure hope this is the last reconfiguration we get before JULIUS and ROSE MAN are back from a three week vacation in his native England Glowing over the very special award she received from Stephen F Austin Middle School Is FELA JACK CLEVELAND genial bartender ai the Galvez Club has the reputation of being the best Bloody Mary shaker In this whole town and even the Mainland MRS MARY B ROSS of Gulf Breeze Apartments who underwent major surgery can now have company She is in room 535 and keeping a close eye on her Is her sister MRS GEORGE AUNT KANNYE CROSBY PATSY and JOE FERTITTA are helping the students putting the finishing touches on their numbers for the dance recital Saturday at 8 p.m at Ball High School auditorium MR and MRS JAMES R FORD are crowing over son In law CLARK COGSWILL who received his law degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and daughter DEBBIE who picked up her associate degree in science from Galveston College For late evening entertainment the Mother's Reunion at the Room is really something fantastic with two people creating the depth of an entire combo and they play everything from oldies to rock just call it out and they'll oblige And of course RICHARD CASTRO manager Is always a super host The ROY INOUYE family is off for a vacation in Hawaii Celebrating a wedding sary are MR and MRS WORTH J WILCOX MR and MRS JOE MARANTO MR and MRS KENNETH Birthday kids are EMMA HARRISON ROBERT L BAILEY PRINCE JR KEVIN WHEELER ORA WEST MRS ROSE SZUREK of La Marque ANTHONY ANITA ALESSI who had reached the magic age when she can use her driver's license CURTIS NORBERTO BALLESTEROS GLEN BYRD CURTIS DWAYNE WHITE Linus Pauling Nobel Winner Due Here Internationally renowned Linus Pauling two time Nobel eate will discuss the role of human biochemistry In relation to mental disorders Monday at 3 p.m In the Clinical Sciences Auditorium on The University of Texas Medical Branch campus Pauling who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry In 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963 was Invited to give the lecture entitled by Dr Allan Goldstein director of the division of biochemistry In the Department of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics Much of Pauling's scientific work has dealt In one way or another with the nature of the chemical bond The 1954 Nobel Prize was awarded for his research on the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances His work Includes experimental studies on the structure of crystals by x ray diffraction and the structure of gas molecules by electron diffraction the study DR LINUS PAULING of the magnetic properties of substances the investigation of the nature of serological system and the structure of antibodies Further studies include research in the structure of proteins the molecular basis of general anesthesia and the rule of abnormal molecules in causing disease especially abnormal in relation to sickle celt anemia and other hereditary hemolytic anemias and abnormal enzymes in relation to mental disease In addition he has carried on theoretical studies especially the application of quantum ics to the structure of molecules and the nature of the chemical bond the extension of the theory of valence to include metals and intermetallic compounds and the development of the theory of the structure of atomic nuclei and the nature of the process of nuclear fission During recent years much of his work has been on the ion of chemistry to biological and medical problems Pauling's discoveries in the field of medicine led to his being awarded the Thomas Addis Medal of the National Nephrosis Foundation the Phillips Medal for ions to Internal Medicine by the American College of See PAULING Page Check These FORMER major leaguer is arrested on charges of trying to extort from steamship line with bomb threat Page OB REPUBLICAN defend dent's policies against Democratic charges Page IB Other Features BrUie 2A Earl Wilson Horoscope Jack Anderson Jim Biskop Letters to Editor Marine Log Marten News Fonim TV Listings Wait Ms Weather Women's 2B IBB IB UA SB 12B IDA tomorrow Kerwin said in response to one change shortly before bedtime And Conrad added with obvious Man you've got 500 guys down there keeping three of us busy Conrad successfully argued NASA officials into reversing and order that he lake a TV camera outside Skylab late in the spacewalk which would last up to four hours Handling the camera and its cable during an already operation would be asking for Conrad told backup commander Russell L Rusty Schweickart in mission control After a check with Skylab managers radioed Okay it's gone The spacewalk was scheduled to start at EOT Thursday while Skylab was Set CHANCE Page IA A record number of entries are listed for the 1973 Galveston County Fair June 9 through 16 at Runge Park in Arcadia County Extension agent Joe Doby said that nearly 700 entries will be exhibited during the fair A total of 58 pens containing three market rabbits each 69 market hogs 89 market lambs 72 market steers 73 turkeys 64 capons and 90 pens containing five broilers each are listed among the meat animals entered for 4-H and FFA members In breeding stock seven swine 33 open breeding beeves 47 junior breeding 15 junior breeding sheep 84 open breeding sheep 31 breeding poultry and Judging will begin Tuesday with the market stock arid winners of market divisions will be sold at auction at p.m Wednesday Breeding rabbits and poultry also be judged Tuesday with judging for breeding swine sheep and beef cattle set for Thursday In addition Doby announced that the four scramble contests have a total of 51 entries Including alternates In these events set during the rodeo performances June 14 15 and 16 4-H youngsters will scramble for lambs pigs beef and chickens Contestants for the June 14 Iamb scramble are Lori Donahue Trudy Pate Emma Currie Betty Lori Deals Kerri Brister Beth Susan Ritchie Terri Bouse Lynda Carpenter and alternates Pamela Dudley April McGinnes and Signed up for the June 14 scramble arc Theresa Novosad Allan Loop Carol Currie Johnny Griggs Brent Hertenberger Cinde Pearson Kim Todd Rehm Robert Smith Brent Campbell Brenda Cripps Robin Barrow Shannon Lisa Cumby and Sophia Truccone Entries in the June 15 beef scramble are Rusty Cornell Joel Loop Harry Dudley Charles Bouse Roy Wayne Bullock James Tadlock and alternates Oscar Wood II James Flaniken and Michael Bahr Youngsters competing in the June 16 pig scramble Include Donnie Burd Michael Cripps Kenneth McGinnes David Achille Jerry Bob Boydson Max Creppon and Tommy Glover Joey Pearson Billy Bouse Tony and Chief Smith Golf Meet Adds Two Celebrities James Drury TV's and Adrian Burke former passing star at Baylor University are the two latest celebrities signed for the Darrell Royal Invitational Golf Tournament in Galveston Rodney Cross golf pro at the Galveston Country Club announced Wednesday the pair will join 3 host of other stars at the June 14 through 17 tournament which will benefit the Galveston Boys Club Five tournament hostesses will be selected Saturday in a contest scheduled for p.m at the Galvez Hotel swimming pool Winners will receive four days including meals and entertainment at the Galvez Head judge will be Gigi Austin widow of Gene Austin of My Blue Heaven fame Galveston County girls In becoming a hostess should call the Galvez sales office at or Christie's Beachcomber at Laird Chosen Nixon's Top Domestic Strategist WASHINGTON UPI In a movo to stabilize his staff dent Nixon Wednesday named former Defense Secretary vin R Laird as his chief domestic strategist and made permanent the appointment of White House chief of staff Alexander M Haig Laird said he returned to the administration reluctantly He said he agreed to do so because government In some quarters is at a standstill cannot be allowed to continue It is absolutely essential that we get on with the business of Laird said at a news conference that followed by only a few minutes Related Page IB the formal announcement of his appointment Nixon also announced that the responsibilities of Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler would be expanded to Include the duties of communications director Herbert G Klein who resigned Tuesday The White House said Ziegler would maintain his briefing and daily contact with members of the press Haig who rose from colonel to four-star general after he was assigned to the White House at the start of Nixon's first term will retire from active army duty to accept the White House post as a civilian Haig succeeds man and Laird succeeds John D Ehrlichman in the White House reorganization Both Haldeman and Ehrlichman resigned April 30 after their See NIXON Page IA Baker Found First Taste Of Lawmaking Expensive ANDREW Z BAKER By DAVID SPECHT NEWS STAFF State Rep Andrew Z Baker liked his first taste of lawmaking but he's not sure if he can afford another His freshman session In the Legislature has left him a little hungover with mixed emotions The Galveston attorney put eight measures Into the and sal on three of the busiest House education judiciary and criminal prudence He Is proud of what the legislature accomplished grateful to have been a part of it But he says Texas legislators do not have adequate time or receive sufficient pay to prescribe a truly satisfactory two year remedy for all the state's needs Texas pays senators and a base salary of a month They also receive some travel and other expenses and if they can find competent help the state pays for full and part time staff members But Baker estimates he spent about a month during the five month session and had to drive home almost every weekend to take care of his law practice I don't understand how the citizens of Texas can expect the Legislature to conduct a billion business and be paid such a measley salary that won't even cover their actual amount of pocket he said Other legislators he continued left on weekends lo sell insurance or take care of business and families then came back Sunday to prepare for all the bills on Monday's House roll He recalled the story of one legislator who slept in his office because he couldn't afford an apartment He Is not bitter but frustrated because he says legislators could do a much better job If they didn't have to work two jobs at once It's an agonizing gut feeling that kind of tears at you It's hard to he said My only regrets arc that I had to come home to take care of my business every week and the state doesn't pay enough to take care of a legislator's necessary expenses He proposes pay should be increased to In other reflections Baker said the real work goes on In and subcommittee hearings not on the House floor This is something he admitted that nobody told me and I didn't know He said a may spend four or five hours in session then adjourn to committee hearings until in tho morning During a pre session tation the more than 35 new House members were told to memorize the rules for ducing bills Baker said be soon learned how important it is to learn those rules He recalled this Another legislator 1 can't remember his name now filed a A veteran legislator got the of the speaker and said Mr Speaker Is in violation of rule number such and such Thai legislator was quite embarrassed He also quickly found out bow much easier it is to pass a If It Is sponsored or co authored by a fellow House member The Ideal method he added Is to get suport from both the House and Senate If you don't have someone sympathetic to your it probably won't make it If a legislator doesn't get support he just might not ever get anything passed And he learned lhat once a legislator co authors a he usually won't vole against il This lead him lo In order to pass a measure I looked for 76 House sponsors a bare majority and 16 senators The same principle applies for killing a proposal he said Baker said he helped kill a measure would increase the cost of hunting and fishing license See BAKER Page IA
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