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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               Deer freedom A deer who wandered into a city cemetery early Friday in Williamsnort Clyde Big Gainer Among Small Cities By DICK TARPLEY Managing Editor Clyde's whopping 43 per cent gain in population during the past ten years led Die "under- group In the Big Country, preliminary figures released Friday by the Census Bureau in Dallas revealed. Clyde climbed from in lo a preliminary in 3970 and was the pace-setter among 17 Big Country towns under population which showed gains in the preliminary count. Four of the 17 gainers were In Taylor County. Buffalo Gap climbed slightly from 316 to 322, Lawn 15 per cent from 310 to 357, Trent 3 per cent from 298 to NEWS INDEX 7C 6B Sridqe Church Classified 2-7D Comics 8, 9C Editorials 6C Form Marketi Obituaries io, iic 3A Spoftt 6A, g-llA 70 TV 70 36 307, and Tuscola a sizable 23 per cent from 414 to 508. The other gainers were Slephenville 26 per cent and Diihlin less than 1 per cent In Erath County; Comanche 14 per ccnl in Comanche County; Robert Lee 10 per cent in Coke County; Bangs 13 per cent in Brown Counly; Loraine 18 per cent and Weslbnxik 2 per cent in Mitchell County; Roscoe 3 per cent in Nolan County; Miles l per cent in Kunneis County; Jiiylon 4 per cent in Kent County, Brady 4 per cent in McCulloch Co'.irty; and Onldtlnvaite 2] per cent in Mills County. Clyde moved inlo (he No. 1 spot in population in Callahan County hut just barely. Baird dropped only 68 persons in the preliminary count and wound up jusl 28 residents below Clyde. And Cross Plains also unlike most Big Counlry towns, had only a very small lass of 13 from lo Tiny Putnam, on the eastern edge (if (he county, lost 35 per cent. Three Eastland County towns Easllarcrf, Rising Star and Gorman had very small losses as did DeLcon in Comanche Counly and Santa Anna in Coleman Counly. Tiny Peacock in Stonewall County, which somehow gut overlooked in (he 1960 census and wound up with "zero" residents, was found again in 1970 and chalked up a populalion of 127 in the preliminary figures. But whereas Ihe census enumerators found Peacock this time, many mayors and civic officials in the Big Counlry and Ihoroughout the rest of the stale were saying (hey overlooked many icsidents elsewhere. The final, official figures must he submitted lo Congress by Bee. 1. In I960, iliere was about a 1 per cent gain in the final Turn lo CLYDE, Pg. 2-A "WEATHER" U. i. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wwthtr map, pg. mi ABILENE AND VICINITY (RNS) Partly with j> low Saturiar ng or 75. Partly cloudy and warm Sat- urday and Sunday wilt, htgh Mh days around 95. Low Sunday Southerly wind from 10-M mpn TEMPERATURES 2-Ofl _ 69 _ High find low for 2-Miours endina pm.: 9S and 71. High and low same date lasl year: last nlghl: sunrise loda sunsel lonicjht; 8-47 w naromner reading al 1 p.m.: Humidity. .11 p.m.: ;o p.r DA1LY-20C SUNDAY Associated Senate Defeats Move To Cut Military Money WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Senate defeated Friday a move to cut Die money out of the mili- tary sales bill, 5fi-6, after hear- ing a warning thai such action might complicate efforts to aid Israel. Tile action came just one day after Ihe Senate, in a decision likely to prove more symbolic than substantial, paved the way for expected approval next week of the proposal to curb fu- ture U.S. activilies in Cambo- dia. Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del., sought to cut the funds out so that, in the future, the executive branch would have to submit detailed lists of proposed sales of military arms and equip- ment. At present, these can be financed out of (he lump sums authorized in Ihe bill. Sen. Jacob K. Javils, TVN.Y., one of lhe Senate's leading ad- vocate of the plan lo provide jels for Isnel, opposed Ihe amendment, warning "It would result in holding it up, tying it up al. a moment when we Shouldn't." Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, floor manager of the sales bill which has been (lie vehicle for the Senate's month-long debate on U.S. involvement in Cambo- dia, also opposed Williams' amendment. The Williams amendment af- fected million in cash for each of tire next two years and million in ci-edits for each year (hat would Ire authorized by the pending legislation. Sen. Barry Goldwater, H- Ariz., said the United States has sold jet planes to Arab nations under the sales bill and is cur- rently training some Arab pilots in the United Stales. The Sonale meanwhile lurncil to other aspects of lhe military sales aulhorizalion for Ihe Cooper-Church amend- defeated two moves that opponents said could have hampered U.S. efforts lo aid Is- rael. By a vote of SB to 0 it rejected a proposal by Sen. John J. Wil- liams, R-Del., to strip all of the money from Ihe bill and require item-by-ilem requests for ship- ments of military arms and equipment. Sen. Robert P. Griffin of Michigan, the assistant Republi- can leader, said in an interview he plans lo "do a litlle work and see where the voles line up" be- fore deciding whether to chal- lenge the Cooper-Church provi- sion proponents say is intended (o prevent the United States from underwriting the use of Thai mercenaries in Cambodia. The Michigan Republican said he had debated whether it would be futile to call up any further amendment after Thursday's 52-47 vole against a key admin- istration-backed amendment to dilute the Cooper-Church provi- so. But he said additional sound- ings convinced him lie should bring up the .amendment. As the provision now stands, he said, "It means we can't help any- body who wants to help Cambo- dia." A vote on the amendment could come Tuesday or Wednes- day. Griffin said final action on the amendment, and the bill itsclt, will probably come next week. It has been before the Senate since May 13. Cooper-Church forces ex- pressed confident'? Ihpy could beat back any further efforts to change their amendment. A handful of proposed modifica- tions have been introduced hut it is questionable whether any will be put lo a vole. Williams' ainnulmeul In cut funds from Ihe bill was opposed on grounds it might harm ef- forts to assist Israel iinri also bv those who feared it might result, in the Senate-House ('enforces adopting an open-ended authori- zation with no ceiling on the arms sale program. The bill provides million a year in cash for fiscal which ends June 1971, plus authority to extend up to million in credit each year. The administration has been ea- ger lo have the bill passed be- fore June 30. After thai date, the fiscal 1970 authorization would be lost. Boycott Jury Rules Board Applied Absence Rule Fairly By BRENDA GREKNE Repm-lcr-Nrws Slatf Writer Deliberating only ?o minutes, a six-man, six-woman jury ruled dial (he Abilene school board and administration did nol act "arbitrarily and capriciously" in applying the unexcused absence rule to students who par- ticipated in the Chicano sclioiil boycott last Oct. 21-31. Pcle Tijerma, plaintiffs' attorney in Hie discrimination action against the Abilene school board and administration, said, "There are questions of law Eo be resolved. If tlm people here want to appeal, I'll recommend an appeal, but there will be no decision until next week." The jury relumed the verdict in favor of the school board and administration, after Judge Leo Brewster limited the rase to the question of the application of I lie uncxcused absence rule Tues- day. Oilier relief sought by the plainliffs which were abandoned prior to the jury trial .were damages, an injunction preventing discouragement or Absentee Lawyers Criticized by Judge By BRBNDA GRKKNE Reporter-News Staff Writer Federal Dist. Judge Leo Brewsler told Ihe six-man, six- woman jury who ruled in favor .of lhe school board in the Chicano school boycott action against Abilene school officials thai "it was unfortunate the children fell into Ihe hands of a rabblerouser who came down here from Lubbock." In his remarks following Ihe verdict Judge Brewsler said, "I notice both of them are not here now. They probably knew whal I was going to say." Judge Brewster was referring to co-counsels for Ihe plaintiffs, Mark Smith of Lubbock and Alan Exelrod of San Anlonio, with the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. "I sympathize, with the pen- pie here with the judge saitl "but the way to settle problems is in the frame- work of democracy." "While it (Ihe boycott) was held in bounds this time, it could follow the course of Ihe blacks, and the control could get inlo the hands of people who want to destroy lhe Judge Brewster said. "I have never seen such hypocrisy when the man sal right he said pointing lo Ihe wilness and said 'I tried to help the students get back to school.' "HE ENCOURAGED them tn go back to school if (hey got make-up Judge Brewster said, "They always have some reasonable demands but include one or two thai can't be met...just like with the unexcused absences." "It is pitiful for a man (o fur- ther his own inleresls by using children as a the judge said. "When he used the lemi 'neanderthal' lo describe the school board, Ihis was not an attempt to get the children back- Turn to JUDGE, Pg. 2-A Kennedy Nominated AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., was nominated hy accla- mation Friday lo run for a sec- ond full term. Kennedy, lhe No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, was endorsed by (he stale Democratic convention wilhoul opposition. He has served eight years in Ihe Sen- ale. punishment for shaking Spanish on campus outside the class- room, and an injunction pi-e- venting the defendants from penalizing the students for participation in the protest. THH JURY WAS to deride whether the application of the absence rule, set out by stale and local authority was used "arbitrarily and capriciously" in giving boycolters unexcused absences during Ihe boycott. "Arbitrarily and capriciously" were defined in the charge of the jury ss "whimsically, fanci- fully, according to their own pleasure, without reason, with- out substantial Judge Brewstor said. Six Mexican American stu- denls filed Ihe class action suit lasl Dec. 4. Plaintiffs were Johnny Sanchez, Lclicia Sanchez, Anna Fiores, Gloria Bryand, Leticia Sanlima and Richard Aguirre. Named defendant in the suit were Abilene Independent School District; School Supt. A. E. Wells; school board members Morgan Jones, Larry Adamson, Dr. Herman E. Schaffer, C. G. Whitten, Mrs. Claud McArien, Mrs. Margaret Rutlcdgc, and W P. Wright Jr. Mark Smith, co-counsel for the plaintiffs opened the final arguments for the plaintiffs Friday morning in Abilene federal court, stressing Ihe cornerstones of lhe American nation; The American system was based on (he cornerstones of "justice., Smith said. "When there is not equality, that cornerstone of Ihe nation is he said. He said the school board, in accepting all Ihe grievances of the boycotlors except the re- quest for make up privileges on work missed during the walk- out, were conceding that the slu- dcnls were right. SMITH SAID Ihe students did whal they thought was right. "It was a Christian and orderly pro- he said. "They brought Turn !o BOYCOTT, Pg. 2-A BLACKWELL Molly Sewell is back home near here, on Ihe ranch where her husband Charles raises swine and breeder turkeys, and she will soon be leading a normal life. For one Ihing, she can walk again. About four months ago she nan1 to be carried on a slrctchcr when she wanted lo move. She would break bones just by turning over in bed. When she coughed, she fractured her ribs. During those days, she says, "l didn't know up from down." That is all over now, more or less. The only thing she has lo remember lo do is lo wash her blood thoroughly Iwice a week. TO HEIT HER In this chore will have machine to help her, but the machine also means she will be able lo live a normal life. Wilhouj lhe machine site would Join lhe 350 or so oilier See Photo, Pg. Texans who die of kidney failure every year. Since Ihe ago of H she Is now 48 Mrs. Sewell has suffered from two related diseases, gout and an incurable kidney ailment which was poisoning her body. She fought the effects of the two illnesses, even managing lo go back lo Abilene Christian College aflcr a 20-year absence lo finish her degree and become a teacher. She received her degree from ACC in 1964 and taught second grade and special ediicalicii (n the Winters School District for three and a half years, Five years ago lhe family moved to Blackwell. During all Ihls time the two diseases began lo cripple her Eventually her bones and her nervous system were affected lo Ihe point where she was unable to walk or even stand. SIX MONTHS AGO she was an invalid, exhausted by her efforts to overcome her dis- abilities. Her doctor referred her to Ihe kidney specialists at Ihe John Scaly Hospital in Galveston who were developing two promising methods of treating certain acute kidney ailments. One possible life-saver was kidney Iransplanlalion, the other therapy with an artificial kidney. The pilot program a( Galves- lon using kidney machines is funded by state and fctleral money. It is an experimental program, with room for just 18 patients. The program costs about per person, and I; available from private Institutions, If you have lo sjwro. John Seaiy charges nothing. Keeps Nolan Woman Alive The selection procedure is strict, and Mrs. Sewell was chosen. She had lo go lo (ialvcslnn for an intensive three-month training course lo learn how lo use lhe machine. The patient has to learn fn hook herself onto the machine, and lo let her body pump her blood away inlo the machine, where it is filtered and purified, then pumped back into her body. EACH PATIENT has plastic tubes surgically imbedded inlo an artery and into a vein, and it is these tubes which are connected to the machine. When not in use, it is neatly bandaged out of the way. The washing of too blood lakes place three nighls a week, eight hours at a time. The training at the hospital ensured that Mrs. Sewell will know how to cppe with any problems Dial may crap up with the machine, how (o keep tn'a rigid diet which restricts her intake of sail, proteins, potassium and fluids. The last part of the course included her husband, who had lo learn some of the techniques involved in helping his wife with Ihe machine. The pilot program has been set up (o work out Ihe feasibility of sclf-lreatmcnt at home in order lo reduce the cosl of Ihe treatment' and so to serve more people and save more lives. NATIONAL STATISTICS show lhal about peopie die every year of chronic kidney failure. Of these about could benefit frqm either a kidney machine or a kidney transplant. At the moment less than people are benefitling from long-term treatment by a kidney machine. Thirty people have been trained by lhe Kidney {.'enter al John Scaly and are living normal lives again. Molly Sewell came back home lo slart looking afler her husband again, and her daughter Mollyann, in, and her son, Dusty, 23, who is a graduate student at Texas Ai-M. A normal life means she will be able (o go (o church again she is a member of First Baptist in Winters and make the trip tn Abilene to see her molhcr, Mrs. Kline Manly, who lives al 1142 Highland, and her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. .1. N. Sewell Sr., who live al Beech. She is cooking again, and walking, and also making plans for Ihe fulure. She would like lo leach again, but that would mean commuting 22 miles lo school every day and It is going in take a while "to see how all Ihis works and lo get her full strength again. "But 1 do hope to teach attain." she sws. SO FAR THIS sounds like a story with a happy ending, and it is, except for one small cloud. At Ihe moment she needs a blood transfusion every six weeks. Her blood type is not very rare it is "A-posilivc" but it is blood, and blood is always al a premium al a blood bank. Her family cannot donate it, because it is not precisely the right kind it contains the same gout ingredient.'; that her own blood has, and would therefore be of no help. Mrs. Sewell, says the Galves- ton hospiial, needs blood donalions A-posilivc" and as Mrs. Sewell herself says wilh a certain understatement, "it would be really appreciated." Anyone can donate Ihcir blood lo any Wood bank, (he one at llendrick Memorial Hospital In Abilene for example nnd ask thai il be credited to Mrs. Scwcll.   

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