Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1970, Abilene, Texas
ffje "WITHOUT CR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OK FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 90TH YEAR, NO. 199 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29, 1970-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS IQc 25c SUNDAY Auociaied Prca It's Officiol Now Permanent Site for Miss Texas Universe By Alice Ml'lcr Reporter-News Arts Editor "Abilene has been selected as the permanent home of the .Mis; Texas Universe Don Duncan, Executive Director o[ Texas for the Miss Universe program, announced Tuesday. Members of the Abilene Junior Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the preliminary contest, the Miss Abilene Universe competition, and Buncr.n made the announcement at a press conference at the Chamber of Commerce. Members of the news media, junior chamber, two nominees for the Miss Abilene Universe contest and Duncan were present. "WE ARE pleased to have selected Abilene as site of the Texas Duncan said. He pointed out that the contest has been held in several places during the 20 years of Miss Universe contests. Duncan, former Abilene resident and native of Coleman, feels that Abilene is a good choice for location of the yearly pageant. "Abilene offers excellent accomodations and fond he said. "The city is centrally located In the slate. Organizations in Abilene have shown much Interest in the event and it should be a fine thing for all concerned. The pageant will bring to Abilene about 500 people during the contest week. This is a conservative estimate. The minimal entourage of girls, their chaperones and the franchise holders will amount to about 120 persons, plus production crew for the show, star talent, Judges, slate news media, parents and friends." DATE OF the Miss Texas Universe pageant is March 21 through March 27 at the Civic Center. The preliminary contest, the Miss Abilene Universe pageant, Is Feb. 13. Molly Burress and Nancy Myers, both of Abilene, talked with contest officials. Both have been selected to be contestants In the Miss Abilene Universe pageant. Others will be selected later. lion English, president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, announced that the Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the official preliminary pageant, the Miss Abilene Universe contest. Jaycee Morris Smith is chairman of the Abilene pageant. According to Duncan, there are four levels of competition in the Miss Universe contest. First Is the local contest. Next is the state-wide contest to be held In Abilene. Duncan is executive See CONTEST, Pg. Money Bill Takes Senate Minutes leant Talk Morris Smith, left, Chairman of the Miss Abilene Universe Contest and Ron Eng- lish, president of the Abilene Junior Cham- ber of Commerce which mil-sponsor the contest, discuss plans for the pageant with two contestants, Molly Burress and Nancy Myers, right, both of Abilene. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) ______________ Are In, But Goodf ellows Short The Goodfellows still need to pay the bills incurred in helping Abilc.-e's needy a Merry Christmas. Tuesday morning's mail brought in bringing the overall total received to date ta toward the goal of Hundreds of families were assisted during the holiday season with toys and food and clothing scrip. Now comes the time to pay the bills. Traditionally, Alii- lenians have contributed to the Goodfellow fund to help less fortunate fellow citizens. Without the Goodfellows, there would have been many Abilene children who would not have had any toys under the tree. Too, without the Goodfellows, there would have been many families who would not have hail Christmas dinner. Contributions may be mailed to the Goodfellows, The Ahilena Reporter-News, P. 0. Box JO. WEATHER U.I. DEPARTMENT OF COWMEBCE NllMnil Wtlthtr Itnlci IWtllMr IU; Pi. ABILENE AND VICINITY ml. riaiut) Ftlr raw tnn i Hint ewltr loniohl. wrtncvur- iooir bJTwiTUh wrtnnaiy u. Wind. 10 lo II TEMPECATUIEI Abilene, Texas, 79c04. Latest contributors: Anonymous 5-00 Mr. i Mrs. Johnnie Payne 4 Sammy 15.00 Mrs. Lida Marr Barrett 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. i- Mrs. A. F. Clevengcr 10.00 Beverly A. Ulmer 10.CO In memory of Tony Way 10.00 Floyd W. Bird 10-00 Anonymous 25.00 Previously Acknowledped 15.618.54 Total to Date Goal Boy Petitions Against Spanking MIAMI (AP) Seventh-grader Steven Steen has funvarded a petition to his state representative to "break the law of teachers to be able to hit kids" because he says corporal punishment only hurts the child, it doefn't change him. "I spoke to most of the kids and teachers about said the 12-year-old pupil. "It doesn't get them anywhere." Steen says he was never struck by a teacher "because I don't fool but saw his brother Michael, 13, and several friends whipped by teachers. It disturbed him, so he dropped by Miami Reach attorney Leonard Rivkind's office one day after school. Rivkind advised him to get up the petition and submit it to his legis- lator. Steven took his petition around to classes and asked the kids to sign. The youngsters were so agreeable most signed twice. He weeded out the double dissenters. One child declined but "he's a sissy anyway." By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate passed early today a appropriations bill providing million in assist- ance for Cambodia and mil- lion to help bolster the armed forces of Israel. That bill was sent to Presi- dent Nixon amid a burst of mid- night speed that also produced an effort to settle the foreign policy dispute stalling the billion defense appropriations bill. In a scant 10 minutes, the Sen- ate dealt with two issues that have been among the legislative tangles blocking the path to ad- journment of the 91st Congress. Another controversy was un- raveled earlier Monday as the Senate dropped welfare reform and trade legislation in an at- tempt to beat the calendar and salvage a SS.S-biUion-a-year In- crease ui Social Security bene- fits. The Social Security measure, on which a final vote could come late today, also would pro- vide a increase in wel- fare payments for some 3 mil- lion aged, blind and disabled Americans. But, with the 91st Congress expiring at noon Sunday, little time is left for a House-Senate conference on Social Security. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana said de- spite the breakthrough on Social Security legislation the outlook is "grim, still grim" that Con- press will finish its work before the constitutional clock runs out at noon Sunday. He said major barriers re- maining on the road to adjourn- ment are funding of the super- sonic transport plane, extension of excise taxes on autos and telephone, and appropriations for food stamps, school desegre- gation and defense. The supplemental appropria- NEWS INDEX Amusements 4B Bridge................'A Business Newj........ -5B Classified...........9-128 Comics 88 Editorials 6B Horoscope 23 Hospital 4A Obituaries .............3A Sports.............10-11A To Your Good Health------9A TV Log ...............2B Women's News......... 3B lions bill includes more than billion worth of foreign aid for Asia and the Middle East. Its course was prepared before the Christmas recess, when Con- gress approved legislation au- thorizing the spending, but for- bidding use of ground combat forces or military advisers in Cambodia. The big defense money bill has been blocked by controver- sy about restrictions on the use of U.S. forces in Southeast Asia outside of South Vietnam. The long night's work left the stalemate over a appropriation for the supersonic transport plane as the major ob- stacle looming in the path ad- journment. Festive Commissioners End Year by Playing Santa Claus By ROY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer Taylor County Commissioners wound up 1970 in a festive mood, giving per month raises to two county employes. Increasing the 1971 budgets of two depart- ments to provide for an addition- al patrol car for the sheriff and more new employes, and dis- cussing the possible foundation of a county museum. They also gave County Auditor Herbert Middleton the additional title and duties of county pur- chasing agent, along with a salary increase of per year, and honored retiring Prec. 2 Commissioner Joe Cypert of Mcrkel with a gift certificate for 12 years of "distinguished and unselfish service to the citizens of Taylor County." WHEN THEY weren't "play- ing Santa Claus" to others, the commissioners themselves were being honored by the Texas State Historical Survey Com- mittee for their "distinguished sen-ice in recognition of the committee's goals for state his- torical preservation." Certificates were presented to County Judge Hoy Skaggs and Commissioners Cypert, Grover Nelson, Felton Saverance and J. T. (Jake) McMillon on behalf of Gov. Preston Smith by Dr. Rupert N. Richardson, presi- dent-emeritus cot H a r d i n Simmons University and former president of the State Historical Survey Committee. Judge Skaggs, in turn, pre- sented certificates from Gov. Smith to Dr. Richardson; and three other officers in the Taylor County Historical Survey Committee: Mrs. Bernic McCrea, secretary; Mrs. Ima Colten Jennings, historian; and Denny McFarland. McFarland sparked the dis- cussion of a county museum when he offered to "see that all of it (the museum's contents) is All Indicators Up At 4fh Hour End Industrials were up 5.13, trans- portation was up 3.14, and utili- ties were up .42, at the end of fourth hour trading Tuesday on Cie New York Stock Exchange. The New York Composite was up .31. Volume was snares, reported the Abilene of- fice of Schneider, Bernct and Hickman, Inc. preserved and taken care of if we just had a building for it. We could be in operation by Satur- day noon.'1 BEFORE PRESENTING the certificates, Dr. Richardson out- lined the history of the state Historical Survey 'Committee and revealed that Taylor County had recently been honored at Fredericksburg for meeting the highest standards of the com- mittee. Only 20 of the state's 254 counties have been so honored, he said. Judge Skaggs thanked the committee members for their 4 diligent work in preserving the proud history of Taylor and also mentioned the work done by the late Ernie Wilson of Buffalo Gap. Mrs. Jennings mentioned that "we need a museum worse than anything. I hope that when we get In our new courthouse, they'll be room in this one (the present building) for one. We have certainly gathered a lot of wonderful exhibits." AT ONE POINT, someone mentioned moving the Ernie Wilson Museum at Buffalo Gap See COUNTY, Pg. 8A Judge Orders Lawyer Resume Support for Hippie Daughter NEW YORK (AP) A promi- nent New York lawyer has been ordered to resume support of his 20-year-old daughter, even though he thinks her "hippie" life "stinks." If the father does not post a support bond, he may have to go to jail, ruled Family Court Judge Millard L. Midon- Ick. The Appellate Division stayed, pending a review, a 30- day jail sentence against the WE Violations Claimed From Open Air Fires n 70 Jl 5F 57 54 i'M a u High to" loc H Murl trains t I m.: 71 >nl a. Htfi irrf few Iv unw mn> SI.J7 In.
Publication: Abilene Reporter News
Location: Abilene, Texas
Issue Date: December 29, 1970