Abilene Reporter News, April 11, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

April 11, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1970, Abilene, Texas LUBBOCK Dr. Thomas K. Kim, 41 year -old Texas Tech University economics professor and Methodist layman, Friday night was named eighth presi- dent of McMurry College in Abilene. Dr. Kim received approval from the McMurry College Board of Trustees, meeting In a special called session at First United Methodist Church of Lubbock. ''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 11. 1970 -THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY-20c SUNDAY Auoctoed Prof McMurry President At the close o[ the meeting W. B. (Dub) Rushing of Lubbock, chairman ot the board, announced Dr. Kim's selection. Rushing, Dr. Kim and Dr. Gordon R. Bennett, MeMurry's current president, appeared al s press conference following the hoard meeting. Dr. Bennett, president o( McMurry since 1958, will retire June l, and Dr, Kim will assume his duties in Abilene at that time. When Dr. Kim appeared at the press conference immediately following (he election, he made this statement: "I pay tribule (o my pre- decessor, Dr. Gordon R. Ben- nett, for the long and illustrious years of service which he has given lo McMurry College. "Because of this effort, and liis magnanimity, my work as his successor will be much easier. It is only with the faith that God will guide me and that the Board of Trustees, faculty, student body and staff will support me and cooperate with me that I dare to enter into the presidency of McMurry College. "And to the board which has just elected me, goes my deep gratitude and the pledge'of my very best efforts." THE SELECTION of (he new president climaxed six months All Systems (Barely) Go CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Rookie astronaut John L. Swigert Jr. nailed down a first- string job on the Apollo 13 flight team Friday and the.countdown surged smoothly along toward a Saturday blastoff to America's third beachhead on the moon. In a decision ending days of doubt and tension, NASA Ad- ministrator Thomas 0. Paine gave the go-ahead for a P.M. CST liftoff after 2V4 hours of huddling with key mission of- ficials. The recommendations, Paine said, were unanimous that Swig- ert should replace Thomas K. Mattingly II on the team and that the idea of a postponement to May 9 be rejected. Swigerl, assigned when Mat- tingly was exposed to German measles, slipped smoothly into his spot in two critical days of simulator practice with Flight Commander James A. Lovell Jr. and astronaut Fred W. Haise. "It was sort of like trying to put Glenn Miller into ;Tqrnmy Dorsey's Said D'bnaid 'Deke" Slayton, astronaut boss. "Both are great musicians, but each style. They wouldn't play in- Carnegie Hall without a rehearsal." So vSwigert rehearsed with Lovell and Haise, covering all maneuvers requiring interplay between the crewmen, and they harmonized beautifully. Mallingly naturally was de- pressed when he was pulled out of the simulator Wednesay and replaced by Swigert, Slay- ton said. But he said that despile the disappointment, Mattingly "worked like a beaver 16 to 18 hours a day helping to get Jack ready." The possibility that the launch would have to be postponed arose Sunday with the discovery that backup astronaut Charles Duke had exposed all prime crewmen to German measles. Because he had no immunity, Maltingly faced the danger of being disabled by the disease in space. Balmy Skies Behind Rain Balmy temperatures and sometime-sunny skies painted the weather picture in Abilene and Ihe Big Country by mid- Friday after being awash with April showers Thursday night and Friday morning. The 17-county area dried like a desert.'By afternoon Friday, a rain report in the Big Country was harder lo find lhan a sprinkler system In the Mojave. Abilene weatherman i s predicting a high of B5 degrees for Saturday with a chance for cooler lemperalures Sunday. No forecast of rain is given for ellher day. Abilene recorded .11- Inch rain fall Friday. The focal point of the rains thrust seems lo have been at Noodle north of Mcrkel report .4-inchcs of rainfall before hlghnoon Friday. Rain measurements for lale and early Friday not Included among the first rain reports were Old Glory, .95; Moran, .71; Sylvester, .46; Stephenville, .33. Places recording an Inch or more early Friday were Balrd, 1.25; Albany and Lawn, 1.04 each; .and Anson and Clyde, each with an Inch. Roby had .92; Stamford, .82, and Hawlcy, .70. Places recording an even half-Inch of wet-stuff were Winters, Tuscola, Rot an and Buffalo Gap. Lovell and Haise were im- mune, as was Swigerl, who soon dispelled any doubts thai he could fit into a team which had functioned smoothly as a unit for two years. "Lovell wanted Maltingly be- cause he fell that no matter how sick he got, he could perform because of his high degree of Paine said. "But we didn't want lo gam- ble, and Jim went along wilh suggestion that Swigert be given a chance." After Ihe two days of the crash training program, Slaylon very corn- said Lovell fortable wilh Jack." Slayton was asked in a news conference if Matlingly made any comments when he was tak- en off the team. Slaylon replied; "but you wouldn'l want lo write any of Ihcm down. Reunion gets mushy A little reluctant at first, Pierre soo n remembered his master, Bill Clark, and gave him a welcoming lick home. Clark had been hospitalized in Fort Worth and Gonzales since being injured in a football accident Sept. 26. Clark's father Speedy, holds the dog for his son. (Staff Photo by Tom Porter) Gorman 'Fight Song' Played As Paralyzed Youth Returns By TOM PORTER Reporter-News Stale Editor GORMAN _ In an emolion- packed scene on main street Friday afternoon, Gorman residents welcomed home Bill Clark, whom they had taken to their hearts last September following a foolball injury which has him paralyzed from the waist down. The gathering was an early birthday gift for Clark, who will be 17 next Tuesday. Clark said it was a real big surprise, when Ihe ambulance was met by the local city marshall's car and escorted into downtown Gorman wilh the .siren wailing and red iighl flashing. "I thought we were just going lo go on he said. Bui Ihe surprise became even greater when Clark heard Ihe Gorman High School band WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather Map, pg. t-A) ABILENE AMD VICNITY radius) Clear to partly ard IIMle warmer Saiurday. Parity cloudy and little cooler Sunday. High Saiurday 95, Low Saiurday nrgTil 55. Winds and variable becoming 12-15 m.p.h. Saturday afternoon. No rain expected Saiurday and Sunday, TEMPERATURES .........frl p.m. (7 63 59 57 a Sa 51 M tl n 4M JJ.-CO 49 72 72 and low for 24-hovjri tcitKng 9 p.tn.r 13 And 57, High and kiw same dare lasl year: to and 48, Surutt last nlotih lunrlM May! lunsft tonlgm; Barometer al Humldlfr al I p.m.: 14 per playing the Panther "Fight Song." Numerous people, mostly studenls, lined the sidewalks lo wave as the ambulance drove slowly down Ihe street. The crowd surged around (lie ambulr.nce as it stopped at the main downlown intersection. Newly-elected Mayor Eugene Baker presenled Clark with a key lo the city. Clark's father, Speedy, then lold the well-wishers if they wanted to speak to his son, they could file by (he ambulance. A door near Clark's head was opened and Ihe parade began. Most said, "Hi, or "Welcome but some just shyly waved as they went by. Passing were many of Ihe students who have worked on various money-raising projecls for Clark; those who look a special interest after he was injured Sept. 26 and spontaneously gave money or lime in raising money for the "Bill Clark Fund." Or those passing by were among the persons who have sent over cards and letlcrs lo Clark during his two-monlh stay al St. Joseph's Hospital in Fort Worth and his nearly five- month stay al Gonzales Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. After the short stop downtown, the ambulance moved on to the Clark home, where relatives and more friends waited. There was a brief reunion with his dog, which gave him several welcome home licks. Clark will be at home three months, returning lo Gnnzales In July for more treatmenl. He had continued his studies In history and English while there, ana! plans lo resume those courses at the high school next week in a wheel chair. Clark suffered a cervical contusion on the opening kickoff of the foolbali game between Gorman and De Leon, and doctors Icrmed the case as paraplegic. Clark has partial use of his arms and wrists, but no use of the hands and fingers. The teen-ager has been confident since the injury that he will walk again. He was just as determined Friday. "I do (believe I will but I don't Turn to GOHMAN, Pg. IO-A of study and deliberation by a special screening committee, appointed by Rushing at the October meeting of the Board of Tinslees. Dr. Marvin Boyd of Lubbock served as chairman of the committee. The nomination that the board elect Rr, Kim was made by David Willson of Plainview. The second was by Dr. Doyle Ragle of Abilene. Thirty-four trustees were present. Dr. Kim was elecled unanimously. Dr. Kim will appear at a faculty meeting at 3 p.m. Mon- day at McMurry. In accepting Ihe appointment Dr. Kim said, "I consider il a high honor to be asked lo serve as presidenl of a distinguished college such as McMurry. I think at this juncture in its history that McMurry is right at Ihe threshold of takeoff toward greatness, and I am looking forward with excitement toward laking part in this journey, moving into Ihe seventies with all the opportunities lhat the days ahead offer us." For Dr. Kim, Friday night's announcement was another milestone in the career of the China-born s c h o la1 r and educator. He was born in Shanghai of South Korean parents, and he and three other brothers and a sister were all educated in the United Slates. Dr. Kim has been on the economics faculty al Texas Tech since 1965, serving first as associate prpfessor and professor since 1968. He was at Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas, from 1962 to 1965, serving as associate professor of economics and laler as chairman ot the Department of Economics and as full professor. Dr. Kim was assistant professor of economics at Die University of Akron in Ohio from 1961 (o 1962; was instructor of economics at Berea College in Kentucky, 1957-58; youth secretary for the YMCA in Lousville, Ky., 1955-57; teacher of business subjects and English at Waddy High School in Kentucky, 1954-55; and executive assistant to the Director of the National Land Administration for (lie U.S. Mililary Govern- ment in Korea, 1946-48. Dr. Kim first came to the United Slales in 194S. The new McMuiry president received a bachelor of arts in Economics from Berea College in 1952; received (he master ot business adminislration degree from Indiana University in 1954; and received his Ph.D. in Economics from T u 1 a n e University in 1961. IN ADDITION to his depart- mental duties. Dr. Kim has held a number of important positions at Tech. He has served as a presidential advisor lo Ihe presi- dent of the university since 1968, working on an analysis of the budgel and making specific recommendations to Ihe Turn to McMURRY, I'g. S-A NEWS INDEX Amuiementi 48 Astrology JOB McM's 8th leader McMurry Board of Trustees at a special meeting Fri- day in Lubbock named Dr. Thomas K. Kim, 41-year- old Texas Tech'University professor, to be the eighth president of McMurry College. The appointment be- came effective June 1, the date Dr. Gordon Bennett retires. Thug Picks Wrbng 'Helpless' Oldsters Church 7 A Classified 1T-158 Comics 4, 70 Editorials 8B Form ISA Market! 9, 10B Obituaries 1 OA Oil 8A Sports 11-15A TV Log 6A TV Scout 6A Women's News 2, 3B FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) A couple in their 70s success- fully double-teamed a would-be hold up man in a high-noon Shootout lortay on the parking lot sidewalk in front of the State Hank of East Fort Worth. A wounded, 39-year-old man was apprehended soon after Ihe shooting in the vicinity of the bank. He was admitted at John Peter Smith Hospital suffering bullet wounds in the stomach, leg and arm. His condition was fair. Charles Matthews, 75, and his wife, Agnes, 74, had just parked their car at the bank and stepped on the sidewalk leading to the front door when they were approached by a man. Matthews, a dealer in an- tiques, diamonds and rare coins, had a cigar box under his arm containing about in dia- monds. "He grabbed for the cigar box and pressed a gun in my stom- ach and said, 'Give me the box, give me the box, said Matthews. Mrs. Matlhews grabbed the assailant by his collar. "I was lolling him lo leave Charlie alone and jerking on his collar and trying to work my purse around where I could hit him wilh if said Mrs. Mat- thews. Al this point, Matthews knock- ed his assailant's gun hand up- ward with his left arm, drew a .38 police special from his waist- band and fired. "His gun when off as 1 knock- ed his arm said Matthews "and I fired down into his leg. Then I fired again but 1 think I missed and lie went down." Page said the gunman pulled Ihe trigger on his pistol about three limes as he lay on the sidewalk "but it just went click." Meanwhile Matthews got off two more shots. AHS Wins Play Contest Abilene High School's pro- duction of "Merlon of the Movies won the Region I Dis- IVicl 3-AAAA one-act play con lest in Midland Friday night. The play, directed by Barney Hammond, will be presented in regional competition in Odessa April 25. Midland Lee won second place and San Angelo Central won Ihird. Best Actor award went to George Berry of AHS; Phillip Temple of Cooper High School was named to the all slar cast; Denise Dendy of AHS and Sara Fincher of Cooper won honor- able mentions. Cooper presented "Giant's Dance." Ballinger's "George' Hoffman Did It DOUG WADSWORTH cttlzei By I.ORETTA FULTON Reporter-News Staff Writer BALLINGER A special "Let George Do It" award was presented lo Woodrow Hoffman, Doug Wadsworth was named Outstanding Cilizen and A. E. Cox was named Top Ambassador at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet in Ballinger Friday night. About 275 people (urned out for Ihe banquet to honor the men and to hear the featured speaker Joe H. Collyns, public relations director of the General Telephone Co. of Ihe Southwest from San Angelo. In presenting Hie special "Let George Do It" plaque, out-going president Dean Smith said, "This man (Hoffman) can come do the job with less notice than anyone I've ever seen before. From the Ballinger Chamber of Commerce, we present this plaque lo Woodrow Hoffman our George of 1969." Hoffman is soil conserva- tionist in Ballingcr. In presenling the Top Ambassador Award lo Cox, Smith said, "This award goes lo Ihe man who has accumulated the most and explained lhat points are earned in the chamber by getting new members, attending meetings and collecting delinquent dues. Cox is with Ihe General Telephone system in Ballinger. The Outstanding Citizen Award went to Doug Wadsworth, incoming chamber president, who Smith said Is a "man who does not say 'no.' He's (he (ype man who makes Ihings happen." Smith said Wadsworth, who Is wilh the Lynn King Wadsworth insurance agency, is active in "Chamber of Commerce work, a member of Ballinger Lions Club, an elder in the church, works in the Boy Scouts and Little League and is a member of thn Ballinger Industrial Board." Following presenlalion ot awards, Collyns spoke on two Ihings facing Americans In the 1970s inflation and the need for leadership. "Inflation thrives on living It up, on getting more and spending more and boy, do we do he said. Collyns drew an analogy Tun lo BALLINGER, Pg. S-A ;