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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT O.R WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron iHiiiiiiusmiimsHmi! iviiiiMiir 69TH YEAR, NO. 216 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604.' TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20, 1970 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press IQc 20c SUNDAY Mmionaire" Michael J. Brody Jr. and his wife leave the White House, grounds- Moiiilay. night- aRcr they tried to see President Nixon. Guards questioned'arid turned away'the oleomargarine heir who said he wanted to tell the President that the Vietnam war is over. (AP Wirephoto) GIFT ROTC Center at H-SU HardhvSirnirions 'University Tuesday announced' a -gift of from the J. E. and K. Mabee Foundation Inc., of Tulsa, Okla., to construct an ultra-modern building for the Reserve Officers Training Corps program. Dr. Elwin L. Skiles, H-SU president, and other university officials announced details of Ihe gift at a press conference in Moody Center. The new slruclure will replace three.scparale buildings used by the Military Science Department which arc more than 40 .years old. Dr. Skiles said the exact loca- tion of the HOTC center will be detorminbd "in the very near He said the new facility will contain approximately square feet. The grant is the second major gift in recent months. The Van Calvin Klliscs of Dallas last Nov. 21 pledged to construct a new home for Dr. Skiles. Both the new ROTC facility and the president's home are among physical plant goals in the school's 10-year "Profile for Progress" program. IT; COL. CLAKK K- Kreitler, ROTC head, noted that the Military Science Department serves young men from Abilene Christian College and McMurry College as well as H-SU. Kreitler said that 53 young men through the H-SU program in 1959. The new facility will include classrooms so that classes may1 be held simultaneously for each year of military science; office space ROTC staff, a rifle range, supply room, weapons and ammunition storeroom and a conference rooni. President Skiles was notified of the Tulsa foundation's decision to make the grant by C. D. Korrest, trustee .and secre- tary of the Foundation. .Forrest informed Dr. Skiles the foundation would furnish "funds necessary to this building up to a limit of Dr. Skiles said he expects Ihe facility can be built within that figure. H-SU OFFICIALS made contact with chairman Joe Mabee of Midland concerning the proposed grant. Mabee, a rancher and'owner of the Mabee Angus Ranch, is the grand- nephew of the late J. E. .Mabee and Mrs. Mabee. Joe Mabee is also a member of the board of directors and officers of the Mabee Petroleum Corp., Mabee WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU CWMlhlr P9. 7A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile radius) -J- Mostly cloudy with heavy fog, bccomirei clear lo partly ckjudy and a lillle warmer this flflcmcon and Icnight; n-jjjlly cloudy and a little colder Wednesday. H-ch and low for ending 9 a.m.: 52 iri n. Htah and low same dale last year: S3 Scnic-l Ust today: sunsel toniBtil: Health-Education Bill Seems Assured Pioneer Abilenian John Wise Dies John Cropper Wise, 85, member of a pioneer Abilene family and .who had exlcnsive real estate holdings in Albilene and Taylor died at a.m. Tuesday in the extended- care unit at West Texas Medical Center after a year's illness. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Kiker-Warron Chapel wilh Rev. K. P. Dentzcr, rector of Heavenly Rest Epis- copal Church, and the Rev. Willis P. Gerhart officialing. Burial will be in Masonic Ccmclery. A bachelor, Mr. Wise was born in Abilene April 26, 1884. He attended Simmons College and was a surveyor, helping his father) Capt. Louis Wise, survey the city lots when Abilene was founded. Mr. Wise and his brother, (he late Louis Scott (Luke) Wise who died In December 1967, owned much ot .the land where Abilene currently Is situated. Some of the brothers' former holdings including the present site of- the West Texas Fair- grounds ami P. E. Sholwcll Stadium. The Wise family-had a colorful history dallng back to the Civil War and Capt. Wise was among Vlrgvnla'Mllllory institute cadets who fought in the Battle of New Market during the Civil War when the VMI cadets halted a Yankee movement. The family came here before the town of Abilene had been founded while it was still a fron- tier. Mr. Wise lived in Abilene except for eight years during which lime his father was chief draftsman for the Texas Land Office in Austin. The father's office was located in the 100 block of Chestnut St. The area was demolished when Ihe Pine Street underpass was constructed. It has been reported that John Wise drove probably the first Buick automobile that came lo Abilene in 1903. He has been quolcd as saying he paid ?950 for it. The Wise brothers have been identified with land develop- ment, railroad construction, and oil exploitation since Abilene be- came a town. They had also cneaged in the cattle business. Mr. Wise's home was at 1T26 N. 1st. Survivors include one niece, Mrs. Luster'.J. Grosuch of 417 Elm; one great-niece, Mrs. Barbara McDonald of 1042 High- land; one great-nephew, Lester J. Grosuch of Oak Ridge, Tonn. Investments Inc., and Mabee Royalties Inc. The lale Mr. Mabee, millionaire and philanlhropisl, who died in 1961, organized the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Founda- lion in 1948 lo provide aid for charilable and educalional institutions. Abilene Christian College has been the recipient of funds from the Mabee Founda- tion. Other trustees of Ihe founda- lion in addition to Joe Mabee and.Forrest are Guy Mabee of Midland, Don Moyers of Tulsa and John W. Cox of Fort Worth. Dr. Skiles noted that H-SU has enjoyed a favorable relationship with (he U.S. 4tli Army, head- quartered at Fort Sam Houslon at San Anlonio. The H-SU pro- gram is under 4th Army. In thanking the foundation members, he said, "While we have been in posilion to give the ROTC program our strong moral support, we have lacked (he resources required to pro- vide an adequate armory-class- room building. We are indeed 'grateful lo Mr. Joe Mabee and Ihe tiuslecs of Ihe J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation Inc., of Tulsa (or their generosity in making this new building possi- ble." Soldier Dies In Big Spring Motel Fall BIG SPRING (HNS) -Army Sp.4 William H. Kaestcr, 21, fell to his death from the second floor balcony of a Big Spring motel about p.m. Monday. It was believed Kaester fell headfirst from a height of 16 feel. Justice of Ihe Peace Waller Grice ruled the death accidental. Kaeslnr and two other Dennis'Wells and Pvt. Terry in Big Spring to attend services for Raymond (Dub) White, killed Jan. 7 in Vietnam. AH three men wcrr lembers of the same arlillen ittery. Wells and Blanchard witnessed the fall. Big Spring police were called at p.m. Kaesler, of Bristo- ville, Ohio, was taken lo Webb AFB and then to the morgue at the Veterans Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending. _____________ Freezing Mist Falls at Breck A freezing mist at Brecken- ridge Tuesday morning con- trasted with Abilene's warming trend and predicted high for the day of 55 degrees. An Ico glaze was reported forming a t Breckenridgc. Abilcne's weather Is expected lo become clearer and a lillle warmer this afternoon and WASHINGTON (Al1) Re- publican defections appeared to- day lo guarantee passage of Ihe budget-boosting health and edu- cation appropriations bill as the Senate prepared to vote on the measure President Nixon has vowed lo veto. The pressures of an election year and Hi? pnTHi'n.vit.y of an educalion aid feature the While HOUM opposes combined lo split the GOP vote as this afternoon's spending showdown ap- proached. Majority Democrats were aligned in general support ot the compromise billion appro- priation, already cleared by the House. It includes billion for fis- cal 1970 education and health appropriations which were not part of Ilic Nixon budget. The While House has declared this inflationary. "The bill is overloaded, be- yond what the President Ihinks the budget can said fen. Hugh Scolt of Pennsylvania, Ihe Republican leader. Not so, said Sen. Mike Mans- field of Montana, the Dcmocrrit- 1 ic leader. "It amounts to a rea- sonable reordering of our priori- which is long Mansfield said, contending the extra money was more lhan bal- anced by cuts in defense and foreign aid spending. Republicans spcnl most of a two-hour caucus discussing Ihe vole and the veto Monday. "I am not in a posilion after all this debate to say how the Re- publican voles will be counled on Scott said afterward. The item that divided Repub- licans was a million in- crease in federal aid for schools in areas affected by federal in- stallations. The administration recommended million for the "impacted aid" program; the bill provides more lhan The White House has termed that excessive and misdirected money. But Scott said no Republican at the caucus defended Ihe ad- minislralion spending recom- mendation. He said (he discus- sion centered on whether Ilio ap- propdalion should be mil- lion, as it was lasl year, or million, as Ihe bill provides. Scott said nearly a GOP senators spoke in favor of Ihose spending levels. The program, which reaches into every slate, offers exlra aid lo schools in areas where em- ployes of federal installulions swall attendance rosters. Vermont Sen. George D. Aik- en, Die senior Republican, summed up Ihe view of dissenters: "Seems he could have found a belter bill lo vsto." The issue is a hangover from the firs! session of Ihe Olst Con- gress which adjourned Dec. 2.1. The bill is lo finance tlie depart- ments of Health, Educalion and Welfare, and Labor for the gov- ernment year which began last July 1. Shelved during December in the face of Ihe Nixon veto Ihreat, it was [tie first item on the calendar when Congress re- convened Monday. Tlie Senate spent most of a five-hour opening session ar- guing about it. Tlie House, which met for less lhan 90 minulcs Monday han- dled four minor bills, faced the same kind of routine loday. But it is Ihe House, not Iliu Senate, which is first in line to test a Nixon veto. If Nixon vetoes the bill as advertised, his message would go lo the House, which originated lie measure. Unless Ihe House overrides :i vclo by two-thirds vole, the ap- propriation liill would be dead. The Congress would have to fashion another one, or extend a resolution authorizing conlinuad spending by the agencies in- volved. The one now keeping them in funds expires Jan. 30. is a general feeling that the veto is likely lo be sus- tained in Ihe House Ihal it won't come over said Scott is summing the onllook of Senate Republicans. Thai way, Senate Republicans wlm favor a key item in Ihe dis- puted appropriation will be spared a troublesome choice be- tween supporting the veto of a GOP President and salvaging an aid program popular at home. The administration had been hoping lo have Ire compromise appropriation bill rejected by the Senate, (hen revised in Con- gress to more closely conform lo Ihe budget. FDA Crack Down Ordered for Pill MRS. ROB SHAM BURGER Woman of Year 4 Awards At C-Ciiy; Firm Grows COLORADO CITY The Travis Turner family, which farms four miles southeast of Colorado City received the "Out- standing Agriculture, Family" award at Monday night's Chamber of Commerce dinner. Last year's winner, W. A. Findlcy Jr., noted that Turner began as a tenant farmer. The Turners arc lifetime Mitchell Coiintians. Theirs was one of four awards presented before 300 persons at the banquet. Olhers were: Joe Bell, out- standing chamber member; Dr. Billy Bruce Bridgeford, Jaycec Distinguished Service Award; and Mrs. Rob Shamburger, woman of the year, presented by the Business and Professional Women's Club. Master of Ceremonies .T. A. Sadler announced lhat (he Colorado City branch of Jeanne Manufacturing Corp. is expanding its local plant and employment of personnel will increase from 100 persons to 400. Guest speaker was Texas Ally. Gen. Crawford Martin, who spoke on law ami order. A WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration has told doclors they should ox- plain the risks of high blood pressure, liver darruige, dia- telcs and cancer to women tak- ing oral conlraceplive pills even though the agency has no defi- nite proof of any such link. The FDA also announced Monday manufacturers will he required to strengthen Ihe label warnings about a link between the pill and blood clots. Meanwhile, the producers of a low-hormone "minipill" oral contraceptive announced it has hailed testing with humans be- cause the ding had produced tu- mors in dogs. The much-herald- ed pill lias been tested up to Iwo years on some U.S. women and has been in use in France, Mexico and Britain. Synlex Laboratories Inc. of Palo AUo, Calif., announced the decision, which comes as a blow to U.S. pill researchers. The firm said some tumors in the dogs were cancerous, some were pre-canccrous and some benign. The firm said no cancer had been found in women taking part in Ihe tests. It said Icsls will continue with dogs and monkeys. Tlie FDA, in suggesting fuller discussion with palienis of the risks.of oral contraceptive pills, sent letters lo physi- cians, hospital pharmacists and hospital administrators. Tlic let- ter pointed lo a recent British study that found clotling linked particularly lo oral contracep- Mothers Ask: Keep Porch Lights On By ELLIE RUCKEK and BETTY GRISSOM What Happened To Kay Kyser? Q. In all of the revival records and al- bums o[ Ilic Great Band Era (here is one very popular band o[ lhat era mis- sing. I have been wondering why Kay Kyser and liis College ol Musical Know- leilge Is never included. Could you (ell me nnil also what he is doing today? A. I le is included in a tew albums but Kay Kyser wasn't a composer as were olhers of that era (Glynn Miller and Benny Good- His sludio band didn't travel around the country like many of the bands. He built his reputation on novelty and played music tliat olhers had made popular, says a local radio official. Kay Kyscr is now living in Chapel Hill, N.C. where tie is a Christian .Science practitioner, reader and teacher. Q. Is (here any law against people who don't want (o work lor a living? Can people just live off ot charily? A. No, there are no laws to force people to work, says an attorney, but most charities have requirements that recipients must meet, and giving false information to gain these benefits is unlawful. tives with high estrogen content. FDA Commissioner Charles C. Edwards said women should be made fully awnrc of the risks "thus permitting the participa- tion of Ihe patient in Ihe assess- ment ot the risk associated with this method" of oral contracep- tion. In strengthening the labeling regulation, the agency is acting on the findings of an FDA advi- sory committee which said a link between all oral contracep- tives and certain blood clot dis- orders is now proven. Previous- ly the labels were required only to mention that one study indi- cated a clot link. National concern and controversy over the pill has snowballed since last week when senators began hearing testim- ony on possible dangers of Hie oral contraceptives. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, reject- ing criticism Ihal his hearings into birth control pills have created an unwarranted scare, said Monday his probe has spot- lighted an "honest dispute" among medical men. The hearings produced much lestimony lhat the pill is sus- pected of causing or contribut- ing to a wide variety of ail- ments, including cancer of (he breast, cervix and uterus. None of the expert medical witnesses reported any liard ev- idence against the pill, however. The hearings resume for three days Wednesday and are ex- pected to continue off and on for several months. Abilcnians and Taylor Counlians arc requeslcd lo turn on their porch lights Tuesday night when the March of Dimes Mothers will conduct their annual door-lo-door fund raising campaign. Marchers will attempt to call at every home in Taylor Counly lo help raise funds to fighl birth defccls. Mrs. Earl Carmack Is the Molhcr's March chairman for Taylor Counly Chapter of National Foundation. Chairmen for the Abilene arch arc Mrs. George Stewart, Mrs. Jerry Morris, Mrs. J. R.'Turner nnd Mrs. Gene Mitchell. Counly chairmen are Mis. Pal Allen, Wylic; Mrs. Robert Cleveland, Mrs. Ruby McCarly, Lawn; Mrs. Eugene Day, Trenl; and Mrs. Larry While, Merkel. The Abilene Nalional Bank is headquarters for funds raised by the march. MOD treasurer is Tillman Allen. The Xi Kappa Sigma Sorority prepared kits for Ihe march as a sciTrieo project. MOD volunteers will wear identification badges Tuesday nighl and Mrs. Carmack cautions all people to make sure Ihal the person who knocks on their door carries one of the identifying badges. Funds raised go to financing rrsoiTch for cures for crippling childhood diseases, campaign chairman Ira Allen said. The first vaccine against pnlio, discovered by Dr. Jonas Salk, received research funding from the March ol Dimes. Q. Docs sonic one in Abilene rewcave lorn or damaged woolen garments? A. We've mailed you Uie name of one dry cleaning cslablishment in Abilene that docs this lype of work. They admit (hat (heir work isn't always perfect because it's more noliceable on some things than olhers. If you're nol in a hurry but want perfect work we are told lhat Hedda Mohl, c-o Master Weavers of America, Colorado Springs, Co., 80901, does very good reweaving. Q. On my gas bill, I noticed, the cost of gas service was (otal con- sumption was 92 cents, sales tax 33 cents, (olal gross bill was the total net bill was If paid within 10 days. What I want lo know is, could the 92 cents be interest? A. No, it isn't inleresl, says Grover Lews, chief clerk at Lone Star Gas Co. There is a 10 per cent discount if Ihe bill is paid within 10 days, and most people take advanlage of this, Lewis said. So the bill is 90 per cent of Ihe gross cost ot gas service and Ihe sales lax of 33 cents is based on lhat Togelhcr Ihis makes net cost lo you. If you did not pay wilhin 10 .days, you would have lo pay the 100 per cent cost of gas service plus lax, or (or 91 cenls The 92 is not in cenls; it is the amount of cubic feet of gas you used during the month, I.ewis said. Q. Are (here any Southern Baptist Churches in Abilene lhat have an adull Sunday School class for single career working men and women? A. University Baptist Church and Crescent Baptist have mixed classes for college and t-areer men and women. Many Southern Baptist Churches separate men and women in Sunday School classes because their needs are different and it's difficult lo make the lesson relevant lo both groups, says a local Baplist minisler. First Baptist Church has a class just for career people (no college slu- denls) but nicn and women are in separate classes. So you'll have lo decide which you want (o be with mixed college classes or career people of Ihe same sex. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79S04. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and address given. NEWS INDEX Amusemcnls 9A Bridge....................... 4A Classified....................5-7B Cnmics 4B Eciiiorials 2B Horoscope 1OA Hospital Polienls.............. 1 OA Ohiluarics 2A Sporls To Your Good Health............4A TV Log 7D TV Scout................. ..------78 Women's News................. 3i   

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