Abilene Reporter News, March 1, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

March 01, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron B9TH YEAR, NO. 256 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 1, PAGE IN SIX SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated Prest (IP) Senate HEW Deletes Slowdown Million Cut From Money Bill a WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate passed a billion health-education money bill Sat- urday night after gullinf! Ihrcc House-passed amendments aimed at slowing school de- segregation. Final passage of Ilio oncc-vo- (oed measure came afler nine hours of a rare and stormy Sat- urday session. It was a virtual replay of a civil rights fight stirred bv the same bill last and would liave sanctioned the so-called freedom-of-cholce de- segregation plans largely out- lawed by the courts. 'llic third would have made frcedom-ol'-choicc the principal, if not the only, acceptable plan for desegregation. Adopted by votes of 42 to 32 and 41 to 34 were two amcncl- mcnls by Sen, Charles McC. Malhias, Ii-Md., which inserted the words "except as required Hie constitution" into the Laurels for an all-time great (Hook) Davis of Dallas, our of (he all lime great football players at Hnrclin Simmons University, Saturday was named recipient of tlip cov- eted .lohit .1. Kcclrr Alumni Award, lie is shown with his wife and daugh- ter. Dana, who will enter 1I-SU next fall as a freshman. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) H-SU Keeter Award Goes To Banker 'Hook' Davis Dallas hanknr WdUm O.1 coming assembly in Davis was given an engraved (Hook) Davis, 40-year-old Austin Chapel. He was presented and his name will also be ccmbrr. (first two amendments. The roll call vole on the bill.I hy a vote of 43 lo 32 slashed S, million its ,ln amendment by Kepubli- trek through Congress and Hugh ScoH of Penn- peclcd to win presidential sinking the third ccptance this time, was (IS lo rider. I'.efore going to President Nix- on the bill must first go back to' nghts pro- the House fur concurrence injvi.sinns out of the way after sev- Seruitc amendments Hie mn.sljeil hours of often stormy debate important of which nullified an unusual Saturday ses- scbool provisions and simi. Ihe Senate then took tip the President to slash S347 mil-jseveral less controversial lion pretty much where he sees amendments to the once-vetoed[ fit. [bill that would provide funds for Kxaclly what the House likely In do was iinclcar.Hiit. has accepted Senate deslruclion of its Southern backed desegre- gation amendments four times in the past three years. In nullifying the House amendments, Ihe Senate ig- She finally made it Connie flio elephant, stuck for three clays in the ninat around her Abilene Zoo homo, finally made it out after the moat was flooded to help her. (Staff Photo by Simon 'Benfield) Moats Have Sharks, But Abilene Thinks Bigger Vv Although said in the past he opposes most a of desegrega- tion, Sen. Clifford P. Case, R- N.J., told the Senate "the Presi- dent of (lie United Slates strong- nord southern warnings (hats itily favors" the Mathias amend- was speeding destruction of ment. neighborhood schools, tyranniz- ing the South and paying "lip With Ihe two Mathias propos- als out of the way, Republicans native and former Little All-! award by Kathaiyn Duff, assi.s- American football player, was ham editor of" Ihe Abilene. named recipient of Reporter-News last vear's reel-'bo-nnng "lc names of all past Simmons University's covotod' recipients of the award. John J. Keel or Alumni Award; j Davis1 banking experience Saturday. Davis. a llardin-Simmons University alumnus and Keeter, rent Texas Bapitst layman. I rancher Award was! dales back to June, 19M, when established by the late John jjhc started lo work for the First presently serves as chairman of: and supporter of ll-M! and Mrs. Sr., Throckmnrlnnj State of Abilene. By and longtime trustee January, 1956, he was assistant vice president and loan officer the school's Board of Kceloc. It is a memorial to their Development. (son, John V. Keeter, Jr., a He is president of the War II victim. Park National Bank in Dallasi The award Is presented each and formerly was vice president'year lo the ex-student who has of Uie Citizens National Bank in conlribulrxl the most in his Abilene. He has been a field of endeavor of Dallas sinco 19G1 and the betterment of the at 9342 Shorevicw. (Universily and lias given Davis' selection was greatest, service lo tiro school, announced at an alumni home- either directly or indirectly. "I am unable lo convey In placed on a permanent plaquejservice lo the ideals of equal op- sought display in H-SU's Moody Center phrase to insert the same in the third House- amendment that ad- words the anxiety and itself to just freedom which overwhelms Sen. James 0. Eastlaml, The tliird II o u s e-p a ss ed passed Miss. Head H-SU Alumni Maj. Carl Dean of Uibhork. college minister assistant professor of military of First Baptist Church, fourth science, assumed Ihe office of'vico president; Mrs. Faye Bar- in70-7l president of Hardin -Ifoot, RA MA '51, of Abilene, Simmons Universily Alumni Association .Saturday. Announcement was made Sat- urday of the AHnrml Association officer elect for 1971-72. Named president elect was Randall Bridges, BS '38, of Abilene, branch manager for Floyd West Co., General Insurance. Taggart, a graduate of ll- SU and Hie first ll-SU Reserve Officer Training Corps alumnus to serve wilh the local RO'I'C, succeeded Lloyd (Bill) Knglish of Wichita Falls. Taggart was elected last year. Others taking office were James Paul Shanks, BA '53, of Balrd, County Attorney for Cal- lahan County, first vice presi- dent; Miss Hillic Shirley, RA '48, ME '52, associate professor of physical education at ll-SU, second vire president; Riley Cross BS '54, of Posl, cashier of the First National Bank, fourth vice president; Mrs. Joe (Madge) C.rba, BA '28, MA Ml, of Abilene and former secretary and registrar at ll-SU, sec- retary; and the Rev. Kill Calhcy, BA '58, pastor of Fannin Terrace Baptist Church of Mid- land, chaplain. Other officers elected to assume duties next year are the Rev. Bill Hardagc, ex '54, of Anson, pastor of the First Bap- tist Church, first vice president; Mrs. Homer llulto, Jr., ex '50, of Tuscola, housewife, second viceD.j, president; Wayne Adiims, BBA U11 '54 of Houston, purchasing agent for J. M. lluber Corp., Oil and Ga.i Division, Ihlrd vlco presi- dent. Also the Rev. Ycary, BA retired school teacher, sec- ret a IT; and the Rev. James Hes- ter, BS '53, of Dallas, coordina- tor of evangelism crusade for Baptist General Convention of Texas, chaplain. at that bank. In September of 1858, he became a member of (he staff of the Citizens National Bank of Abilene and in June, 10GO, he was elected a vice president. He was named execu- tive vice president of the Fail- Park National Bank of Dallas In 1964 and since that time was named to the presidency of that bank. WHY DO FRIENDS call him It seems that Davis earned his nickname as a high school student while working in a state textbook depository in Austin. Older employes gave him the old skyhook treatment, to get. a case of books off the lop of a high stack, He didn't fall for the, gag, but the nickname "skyhook" sluck. In higli school, they dropped the "Sky" and he become "Hook." Davis tried to leave the nick- name in Austin, but wheji he The HIIIISC lacked the amend- ments onto the money bill last week. Two ot them would have rarred use of federal funds to force busing of school children NEWS INDEX Abilene Events 1-B Amusements 1-1 4-C Astrology 3-B Austin Notebook 14-A Berry's World 2-B Books 13-A Bridge 6-B Business...........3-B Classifieds 8-12-O Crossroads Report 3-B Crossword 3-B amendment seeks to make free- dom-of-choice the principal, if not the only, acceptable plan for desegregation. The Supreme Court has ruled such plans un- constitutional if they do not ac- tively promote desegregation rather than merely prolonging operation of dual systems. Civil rights advocates argue Turn to Pg. H-A I Turn to KEETER, Pg. 11-A Editorials........ Farm Hospital Patients Jumble Letter to Servicemen Markets Obituarici Oil Recordings Sports Texas! To Your Good Hcolth TV Tab Women's 10-C 7-D 14-A 3-B 6-B 2-A 12-A 11-C 1-6-D 1-B 6-B (Pullout of Sect. B) News 1-9-C By SIMON BENFIEL1) Reporter-News Staff Writer Penny, Abilene Zoo's seven-year old Afri- can elephant, finally made it home late Saturday afternoon after being more or less floated out of the moat surrounding her compound. For the last three days, the humans at Ihe 7.ao had been li-ying lo get their 2'i ton- problem out of the Moot deep ditch she had slipped into but without much luck. Or as Director Dan Watson put it: "We tried all the usual methods of getting elephants out of moats." FlNAf.LY AHOUND p.m. Saturday Watson decided to fill the moat with water wilh Ihe help of the Fire Dept., the idea being to float Penny up the edge. Some four hours later she decided It was time lo leave, hooked her front ankles over the edge, got a good enough purchase on Ihe ground and heaved herself out onlo her knees, none the worse for wear. An obvious solution to the problem of Penny; said Walson earlier, would have been to truck in a mobile crane and haul her out on a sling. lil'T, III-] pointed it, this would have been very expensive, there was a strong possibility of damage to the surrounding area ......and in any case Penny was in no mood to be fooled around wilh a sling. Instead the Zoo people made steps of hay bales leading out of the moat, and tried to cajole with food, pry, prod and pull Penny's "la-tons up the steps. "Rut all she did was eat the hales of said Watson. "She docs not have any confi- dence in herself." Ropes were put around her front legs to Turn to I'KNNY, 1'g. 11-A IN FINANCIAL CRISIS WTRC Bets on Silent Majority By HOY A. JONIvS II Repiirtor-Ncws SUiff Writer With more than ever riding on "in an Kavles effort Ihat we can count on the charity that he will approved and to become an'coiUimious added, recurring funding'1 Ihe response, Kastcr Scal'reliahililation center which wi letters will be mailed ouljprovide services meeting Ihe support and help 'buy1 that Monday to the Bi Silent Majority." UUYK.C New leaders of the Hardin Simmons University Alumni Association, Maj. Dean Taffgaii, left, president, and Randall Bridges, right, president-elect, got special briefings from outgoing president Lloyd (Pill) English of Wichi- ta Falls. (Staff 1'holo by Billy Adams) of the area. "Now we are at the point that Hanging in the balance is the we can realize our dreams, but charily wilh his regular dona- Smith injected. THIS be Ihe goal once.I Kvcr siren that lalcst news of (tin immediate financial fjiiitnrwl crisis went out, are satisfied, he said. people have been asking, "What "It has come down to the [happened lo Hie money we gave .Mure of the West Texasjit is going to take an income'point where a person is going toiyou last Saylcs said lehabililation Center, which will eccive every penny donated to he Easter Seal appeal in the .urrounding, II-county area. "And we certainly won't turn lown donations from outside the Oaslcr Seal WTRC Board 'resident Bobby Saylcs of I'uscola .said, noting ihat UK- VTRC is providing rcliabilita- ion services for a 5'1-counly irca. "We've always been supported' >y Die 'silent and it is 'loaves and fishes time' 'or us he added. "This institution can die while nany well-meaning people wail 'or somebody else to start some- ...And Silent Ones Begin to Speak ICxcnilive Shelley V. Smith said. Director 'We're at he point now where we can'l wait any longer." TIIUKSOAY, SAYLKS and Smilli announced in a press con- ference that is needed 'immcdialely" to keep the non- profit facility's dtiors open. When a similar appeal went out just over two years ago, the "silent majority" answered with some in donations in a five-week period. The WTRC has never been the same since. II has continued (o grow In services, and palient load bill llic income wilh the exception of Ihe Initial out (tounm; constant. "We've Just IMS rcmalnw mil grown our- years ago when the West 'exas Rehabilitation Center aeed a money crisis, the first wo friends to give lo its relief vere the Abilene Kiwanis Club mcl Jack Fulwilcr, Jeweler. liry played the same role igain Saturday. President Garvin Beaucliamp of the Kiwanis Club announced he club's board had voled Friday to help start a fund for he center. Fnlwilcr, who In 19fifi originated the Idea of the Century Club for donors of >r more, again gave to revilaliw Ihe Onliny Club second time on a lesigned an insignia for the "What people don't realize Is that that was two years ago, and that Ihe first of that money went lo pay off loans which Ihe center had been using lo try lo overcome the deficit operation which had been build- ing up over the he explained. "Tlie next went to i'entury Club. provide (he matching funds for Kulwilcr said manyithe wonderful federal grant ndividnals arc concerned, not which made possible our new inly about the st o p g ap physical therapy wing giving inancing of today, but the leading physical therapy funding Ihroughouljfactlily in the Southwest. >'f'rlr- 'There, was nn Immediate "We hope that tiie Ccnlurylnccd of for operational 'Inh can become an identitv of private citizens lo give assurance that Ihe Wost Texas Rehabilitation Center can said "Tli eAbilene Kiwanis Club If aware of Ihe fine program of the rehabilitation center and Is proud to contribulc again lo 11? said Heauchamp. Kulwilcr reported Ihat George Spanri, Dean llaglrr anil more Mian a score of 'other business and professional leaders had coiilactwl him encouraging Dio renewal of the Crntiirv Club. lie said one person has cvcnJAbilcnc continue Kulwiler. Meanwhile, Bobby Sayles. prcsidcnl of the Rehabilitation 1'cnler board, rcporled Ihat gifts brought in and mailed in by Saturday afternoon totaled near Hut Ihe center still did not have enough funds for the payroll which was duo Friday, Ihe 27lh. Saylcs still had hopes I his need would bo met immediately. Sayles also voiced npprecla- lion "to the many fine individuals" making gifls, am expressed thanks to Iho Abilene Kiwanis Club "for leading Die way for so mnny things In the Turn to WTRC, T'R. 11-A WEATHER U.S, DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU {Weather Map, Pg, J-ot ALUI ENEi AMD VICINITY (-W fldiLn) morning nnd loudy nflcrrvoon, No proci filial Ion Hfgri Sundfly In Low In Ihe mld-50's. HlgTi Monday ppcr 70s. Windi louUierly S-U mph. TEMPERATURES Sflt, Sal. P m, 5S M 55 W 71 53 69 _______ AS 53 '.j W SO 59 VI M 11 :00 iQh low for ?4-hour n and 50. Qh And low M, lull nrptih iv riMdtnci M fr p.m. I J 9 p.m.: Der I M ;