Abilene Reporter News, January 13, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

January 13, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W'E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 210 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY. EIGIITY'-EIGHT PAGES IN SKVBN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY lc Slate Sales Tax Tunisia and Libya To Form One State Colorful number The new 1974 red and while Texas license .plates pie who have.received'their registration'..forms'. like these displayed by tax clerk Kathy Deathrage can go ahead and mail the form, the fee and one; dollar to will be moved Monday from the Texas Highway De- cover postage, but the plates.still will not be mailed until partment warehouse to the Taylor County tax Feb. 1, (Staff Photo .'by Don Blakley) j but the plates will not go on sale until Feb.' L.Peo- s Baird Woman Scores Rules Victory Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN Mrs. James (Marguerite) Sny'rtcr of Baird won a big victory Saturday when the State Democratic Executive Committee's rules subcommittee adopted a set of procedures for this year's par- ty conventions which her drafting committee had pro- posed. Mrs. Snyder is the SDKC member from the 24th District and is vice chairman of the rules subcommittee. She read the resolution proposing the "regulations" which are being aelopted under rational Demo- cratic party regulations to govern the selection of dele- gates from Texas to the par- ly's national conference to be held in December. THERK IYKRK some revi- sions and compromises but the essence of Mrs. Snydcr's report resisted any major amendment. Harris County Democratic Chairman Dill Williams of- fered several amendments de- signed to provide proportional representation along the lines provided in the 1972 presiden- Flnal ISA tial precinct conventions. Hut none of them got more than three or four votes from the J4 members of the committee. The result is that the slate committee meeting here next Saturday will .get a recom- mendation that precinct con- vention majorities can elect the entire delegation to the county conventions. At the 1972 precinct conventions any group making up as-much as ?0 per cent, of precinct convention was enlililed to elect its proportion's, share of the delegates lo trie-county convention. Mrs. Snyder voted with the majority on all issues before the committee -Saturday. The majority, led by conimittcman John Bmnson of Houston, agreed to -a provision to which 20 per cent at a precinct con- vention could nominate dele- gates to the county conven- tion. Bill, unlike 1972, the mi- nority could not elect its share of the delegates. Tilt-: REGULATIONS adopt: ed by the. SDEO next Saturday will be subject to review by a National Democratic; Parly Co m m i ssi on lo'.- see her they, meet the 1974 version of "fair play" 'which was re-. quired in 1972..The national party has tentatively agreed lo eliminate the quota system on race, sex >and age, which was required for the 1972 con- vention which nominated Sen. George Mcdoveiu for Presi- dent. Mrs. Snyder. was accompa- nied by her husband, a Baird rancher, on her trip lo Austin for I he ttules C o m m i 11 c e meeting. TUNIS, Tunisia (API Li- -bya and Tunisia, neighboring Arab states, announced Satur- day they will unite into one country with one president, the Tunisian Foreign Min- islry said. President Habib Kourguiba of Tunisia said later the new slate, which will have a single constitution, army, flag, exe- cutive branch and legislature, "will help us face and meet ouv new enemies, particularly Israel." The two countries have hail divergent policies on Israel, with Tunisia being Ihe move conciliatory toward the Jewish nation. The new nation will be called the Arab Islamic Re- public and Bourguiuii said he also hoped Algeria, Mamelan- ia and "possibly" Morocco would join in the newly signed union. Bourguiba and (he Libyan leader, Col. Moammar Khada- ty, signed the union agree- ment after two days of talks on the island of Jcrba, 350 miles south of Tunis, Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohammed Masmoudi said in a statement.- The union is to lie ratified by the'two countries in'a re- ferendum. It was Khadafy's second union agreemenl in Hi years and cast new doubt on liie al- .ready cloudy future of his Au- -.gust 1972" accord to merge his wealthy oil nation with Egypt, which neighbors Libya on the other side. The agreement struck a blow at American influence in Africa and the Arab world and was expected to be greeted with enthusiasm by many of Tunisia's university students who have denounced'Bourgui- IM as excessivly pro-Western .and American Influenced. Hundreds of young Tunis- ians gathered in downtown streeis to hail Ihe agreement. They marched to the Tuni headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization while chanting: "Palestine, one sin- gle Arab people." A referendum was sel for March 20 lo obtain approval of -the union accord from the more than six million people of Ihe two North African coun- I ries. The dale of the referen- .'d'.ini originally had been set for next Friday, but Bourgui- ba said Saturday night the vote was postponed "for rea- sons of procedure." The merger announcement 'did not indicate which leader would run the new combined nation, and gave no deadline for completion of the union. liotti Khadafy and Bourgui- ba are autocrats and national independence symbols in their own lands, and their foreign U. S. IllllllCIK'C a faclur, I'g. 1U and domestic policies differ sharply, liuutguiba publicly ridiculed a unity feeler from Khadafy last summer and there was no indication what prompted him to join Khada- fy's zealous attempts a( Arab unily. Rumors of a possible Libya-Tunisia merger had been floating around the Middle Kasl for more than four Sec NATION. 1'g. 16A, Col. 1 'Stars'riieet- Puppeteer, Shari'Lewis, one of the stars of the Rehab '74 Show here Saturday night to benefit West Texas Rehabilitation'.Center, 'talks with, another 2- ycar-old-Misti Hagler, cover girl tor the special Rehab Center seclion included in Sunday's Reporter-lSews. Jlisti's mother. Jlrs! Clinton Hagler of 1642 N. Bowie, holds her daughter, a patient .at (Staff Pholo by. Tom Anderson) Everybody; Wins In Rehab Benefit By JOHN (iANDY Staff Writer There weren't any losers at Hie fourth annual "Rehab 7-T- telecast benefit for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center from Abilene Civjc Center Sat- urday niytil. The tenter won by receiving thousands of dollars in contri- butions and a new bus to transport patients. Members of the studio and television audience won by seeing a variety of ment from well-known per- formers. Till', STA1IS who participat- ed in the show were rewarded U. N. Force Having Trouble Waldheim UNITED NATIONS. N'.Y. (AP) Socrelary General Kurl Waldheim, in a report to the Security Council on Salur-. day, described the Egyptian- Woman Has Narrow Escape in Accident ROTAN (RNS) A Knox City woman narrowly escaped death Friday when her ear was demolished in a collision with an oil truck pulling a semi-trailer three miles south of Ihe Hobbs community, ar- cording to Highway Patrol man Allen Arnwine of Roby. Jlrs. Kay Davis Roberts, 56, was listed in satisfactory con- dition in Callan Hospital in Rotan Saturday nighl recover- ing from hniiscs, abrasions and a broken rib. The collision occurred al the intersection of FM 611 and U.S. 180. Mrs. -Roberts was alone in her car travelling south on FM 611 at the time. Her car was demolished and the inick's trailer overturned, blocking the highway for an hour. Mrs. Roberts -as al first thought lo be dead but re- gained consciousness before being transported lo the hospi- tal. Charlie Albert Barry of Abilene, driver of the Inick, was uninjured. Arnwine was assisted in his investigation by Highway Pa- Irolman Albert llalaway, also of Roby. Deputy Sliei iff.Vicky Counts' of Roby assisted in traffic control. Israeli cease-fire sector as "unstable and potentially ex- plosive." The-, four-page report on Waldheim's progress in de- ploying Ihe U.N. Emergency Korce in the area said the force was having trouble in- terposing its imils belwecn the two sides. The report gave Ihe.slrengtli of Ihe force as 5.545 and told of plans lo add men by Feb. 9, which would make a total of against an au- thorized strenglh "in the order ot Waldheim explained tlial lie had had lo exccKl his targcl limit of aboul 600 men tor any one national contingent ho- cause the council's decision lo divide logistic duties between Canada and.Poland had made it impossible to limit tlicir contingents lo thai number. Canada has 821 niM in Ihe force. The secretary the U.N. force, was best efforts lo prevent a. re- currence of the fighting." with a satisfaciion ot partici- pating in a worthy cause. About pe'rsons attended the p.m. show at the cen- ter. They watched perform- ances by co-hosls Rex Allen Sr. and Shari Lewis. Jeannie C. Riley. Pat Bultram, the Homcslc.idcrs, the Men of the West, Pedro Gonzales Gou- Walt Garrison, Carol Hall, Arthur Duncan, Bill JMack, Sandy Langford, Belin- da Myrick and Phil Lyne and Rex Allen Jr. Miss Lewis, attending her third Rehab, said she really enjoyed participating and would like to conic back every year. "It's a. very special atmos- s'he said. ''The center is very special to me, and it gives me a chance to make friends with many of the local people here." Miss Lewis made a slar of or.e "local" when she .used Mary Mosby of Abilene's See 11KHAB, Pg. ISA, Col. 5 Inside Today Energy Crisis Relief Under Texas Lands Texas may find some re- lief from the energy cris- is by tapping vast amounts of hot woter under the state's lands. Pg. 19A. -ears Have it Abilene Events Calendar Amusemfnts Austin NotcbooV Berry's World Big Country Calendar Books Bridge Bisincss News Classified............ Crossword Futile Editorials Form News Horoscope Hospital Polienls Jumble Puizle Markets Obituaries........... Oil Pecnrdings Setting the Scene Where does'a'grand Champion rabbil sit? Just about anywhere he wants, says Gor- don Roberts. 11, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell of llamlin, after his en- try won grand-champion buck honors Saturday in the Hamlin 4-11 FT A Livestock Show. His hefty Vhbbi't perches on his shoulder while casting a wary eye at Kcporter- jS'cws.pnotogi'-aphp.r.Jphn Host, who snapped Ihe impromptu 'piggy-back'-ride. 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