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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 16, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH.YOUR-WORLD EXACTLY AS IF 93RD'YEAH, NO 213 PHONE 673 4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 16, PAGES IN T1IKEE SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) Kissinger Says Gap Narrowed Ily BARRY SCHWEII) Associated Press Writer ASWAN, Egypt (AP) Sec- retary of Stale Henry A. Kissin- ger, Hying.from Israel back to Egypt, reported today that dif- ference between [he two sides on separating their ;irmics "have been substantially nar- rowed." Kissinger, after only hours of sleep Tuesday arrived in Aswan from Jerusa- lem with a revised Israeli map Indonesian Mobs Renew Rampage HETURNS TO FINISH COMMUNITY the Key llalrjli Showers's hands amputated Minister 'Hooked' on Plan For Retarded Adults' Town CAMP VEHDE, Ariz. (AP) hooks} re- placing the hands lie once, clasped in prayer, a minister has returned to Arizona's mountains to finisli building a c o m in unity for retarded adults. The Rev. Ralph Showers, 'XI, was critically burned last Sep- tember when he touched a power line while hauling a small, donated barn lo his project here. .The electrical load burned an 8-inch triangle into the American Baptist minister's back anil exited through his hands, physicians said. The Rev. Mr. Showers said thai at. that moment he saw God. as a shadowy faco through some dark window. He said he talked with Him. wasn't angry with' Him and I argued will) Him. I laid it. on Him and look my chances. I told him I really believed God had led me to do this work and that it wasn'l fair.to lake my fami- ly, my project and throw Diem Ihe tubes. "He heard, lie said, 'Okay, Ralph.' Then the cleclricily slopped." The llev. Mr. Showers was saved, but not his hands. They were amputated six inches be- low both clbntrs. So wilh metal hooks instead of hands, he returned lo Ihe 10 acres where he is creating a country home [or retarded person's. The minister hauls lumber wilh Ihc hooks, helps feed horses, holds nails and jokes thai lie can't mash his thumb wilh a hammer. "It's a bard way to look at it, bill losing my hands has been very beneficial lo me he said. "My wife is closer, my sons are closer now because I need them." His community, Jiainbow Acres, will be ready for the ifirsl.of. its'.two dozen retarded He., says. The Rev. Mr. Showers, a psychology graduate from Ari- zona Slate University and Ihe California Baptist Seminary, left his ministry job last June. Accompanied by the. Rev. Lav- "ry GoeJmer, Ihe two brought their families lo Arizona to build the community. The Fiev. Mr. Showers hopes the two dozen occupants can be" laughl by senior citizens sidelined by-society and retire- ment. He said the- retarded residents will be laughl a country skill, maybe raising vegetables. Each will be al- lowed to develop his Irade un- til he can become independent from family financing and government grants. Hut there will be no gradu- ates from Rainbow Acres, he said Each resident will be- come a lifetime citizen. By G1IAFUU FADYL Associated Press Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) Mobs rampaged againsl vis- iting Japanese Prime Minister Kakuci Tanaka today in a sec- ond -day of protest, against Japanese economic penelralion of Hie country. The continued violence also hit at influential Chinese mer- chants and at Indonesian offi- cials allegedly profiting from foreign deals. A casualty coiml from to- day's violence was not imme- diately available. The toll from Tuesday's rampage stood at seven killed and 4D injured, Central Hospital reported. Tanaka 'told newshen he was nol angry at demonstrations aimed against him. "Because this happened din- ing my visit, it is necessary for the Japanese here to review and take the opportunity In bring our relations with In- donesia much be told a news conference at the presi- dential office. In Tokyo the government said the demonstrations in Jakarta require reconsideration of eco- nomic and diplomatic policies in Southeast Asia. Foreign Min- istry officials said they will work out long-range diplomacy after Tanaka returns home, making best use of -'a bitter experience" in Jakarala. Tanaka, scheduled to leave tor home Thursday, spent a quiet morning wilh his daugh- ter Makiko at the guest- house on the grounds of Ihe presiden- tial palace. More lhan armed troops ringed the'nnliice compound, and armored cars were posted at each corner. One moh of high school stu- dents smashed up shops and restaurants owned by Chinese- Indonesians near Ihe Hotel In- donesia. ".Smash anyone who exploits our country and eliminate In- donesians who protect one of the leaders of Ihe mol> yelled. "We are fighting to bring down prices and make sure In- donesia's wealth belongs to In- said another. Truckloads of marines were rushed in to keep Ihe moo from moving on several international hotels nearby. on-' -proposed military dis- engagement along the Suez Ca- nal. Defense Minister Mashe Da an of Israel delivered the map lo Kissinger's plane shovlly before Kissingers; departure from Jc; rusalem, a United States offi: cial- said.- The Egyptians -hud .rejected, an earlier Israeli dis- engagement map. It was Kissinger's third slop in -Aswan arid 'his'second in Je- rusalem oil this. month's Mideast peace mission. Very few problems .remain between' Ihe'Israelis and1 Egyp- tians on agreeing to disengage Ihpir armies and the two sides "are gelling down to a common said-a official. Kissinger and his aides .were up most of Tuesday night' arid early this morning. Some of his Nature Balances Scales With Springtime Weather By JOF, DACY II Jleporler-Ncws Slaff Writer It's spring again? Maybe not, but Jack Schnabcl, forecaster at the National Weather Service, says Nature has her own scales of justice when weather is con- cerned. "The normal high for this time of year is about 55 degrees so we're running 15 degrees Schnabcl sad. The forecaster said the higher temperature is Nature's way of compensating or overcompen- saling, for Ihc low daytime tem- peratures earlier in the month. THE LOW pressure system which caused so much bad weather then has now been sup- planted by an enlarging high pressure system covering West Texas, Schnabcl said. One of the laws of. nature la that "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." Schnabel indicated the present spring-like weather, which should continue for the next two or three days, is based some- what on that principle. One of the effects of using Ibis model of the almosphcre, Schna- he] said, is thai the seeding of hurricanes was slopped for fear the dissipaled energy would show up elsewhere in another form. Schnabel said, however, that the warming trend probably would end Ihis weekend as cool- er air begins lo filler down from the northwest. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional Wealher Service (Weather Map, Pg. 2A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10 mill radius) Fair and warm Ihrough Thurs- day. Southerly winds o] 6 lo 12 mph. high temperalures In the mid- 70s. Low ronighl near JQ. High and low (or 7' haurj ending 9 am..: 14 arwf 40. Hrah apd low some dale lair year: 63 and ib. IBS! niohl: stinrisa today. sunsel tonigTil; Legal 'Shortchanging' Appalls Mayor DALLAS (AP) When (ml a dollar bill in the dollar changers at Ihc new Dallas- Fort Worth Airport don't expect to gel a dollar in change- There, 'is a .nickle "service" charge so you'll only gel 95 cents. "I'm said Dallas Mayor Wes Wise Tuesday as he called for a complete review of the fee structures at the now 5700 million airport which opened last Sunday. "As long as I have been on Ihc aii-porl board I never heard us asked to approve a dollar changer thai would nol return a lull dollar's world of change. I am going to ask our staff for a complete he said. "I'd cerlainly like to know what kind of services. they are talking said Wise when he was informed of Ihe nickle fee lor changing a dollar. The pay loilcls, 25 ten Is local telephone calls, 25-cenl people conveyer system and other charges make it necessary to carry a pocket filled with quar- ters at the new airport. Wise said Ihe profits made from such fees are "in- fintesinial" when compared to the bad image and hard feel- ings they are causing among the travelling public. "I Ihink we 'need to look again at the overall lee struc- ture at the airport in the light of how it will affect the pub- he said. Doctors Answer House-Call Jokes The increasing scarcity of doctors making house calls is a prime topic for jokes by. comedians but the pic- ture they usually paint is false, the doctors say. Abilene doctors still do make house calls but not many. Their reasons and some opinions are part of a story by Jim Conley on Pg. IB, By ELI .IE nUCKEB (J. Why Is plastic surgery tailed pins- tic surgery when It doesn't Involve plas- tic? A. Plastic has a different meaning to a physician than il.docs lo us. As defined in Ihe medical dictionary, plastic means the build-up'of tissues or restoration of a lost part. Plastic is also defined in Uic medical dictionary as material that can be molded. In plaslic surgery Ihe surgeon is recon- structing or building up (issue. Q. About a nionlli ago (here was a recipe-In the evening paper for blsculls 'C'.ips self-rising Hour, sour cream don't know whal else. Can you It? The paper got thrown out before I c.llpprd It. A. Stir.together two tups flnviv, 1't teaspoon soda and one cup sour cream. Turn onl on lighlly floured board or pastry cloth, knead abut six limes, lloll or pal to Vi inch thickness and cut with floured biscuil cutler. Place on greased baking stiecl, bake al -175 lo 500 for 10 minutes. This may nol be Ihe recipe you saw in the paper because we didn'l find it, faul Home Economist Marine Harmon gave us Ihis one that sounds like the one you're after, llel it's delicious. Q. I'm a 13-year-old girl, Inlcrcslcrt in volunteer work in a rest hd.me such as writing Idlers for and reading to pa- llets. I'll like (o work one or two after- noons a week or on Saturdays. How old rto I have, to be? Arc there any other A, You only have to be old enough to want lo bring a lilllc brightness inlo a senior citizen's life. You qualify. Most residents are delighted lo have a young face around. Gel oul the phone book, find Ihe home near- cM you and drop by for a visit with the manager. We'll almost tjuaranlct Ihey'll find a place for you. Q. I've heard when a person dies wllh- out leaving a will, the slate of Texas will lake over properly, money, elc. Please lell us how lo make a legal will. A. The stale docs no! lake your properly or money. The law of descent and distribu- tion governs Ihc way property is distributed. For example, if a married person wilh com- munity properly dies without a will, his oi- lier interest in the community property will go 16 his children. If no children, generally Ihe properly will go lo the surviving A person may, in his own handwriting, provide far the disposition of his property bill often this is accompanied by problems. You should seek help from an attorney. If you're worried about Ihe fee involved, ii's very reasonable compared with the possible results of a person doing it himself, causing complications in the administration of the eslalc, and resulting in greater legal ex- pense. Don't he afraid lo phone an attorney Jo aides', got- less, sleep than their boss. 'After talks with Israeli offi- cials .thai :lasted until 4 a.m., Kissinger: the discussions were "making good progress." lie 'said he would return lo Is- rael .wi.lh Egyptian President AnwiU-.Sadal's response lo Is- rael's latest, ideas on -dis- engagement plans, and he hoped that on his return "the remaining difficulties will he iiaiTowwl.'-eVcn more and can he..eliminated." differences which e'xist- cd-iiave'-bc'e'ii substantially nar- I hope progress will lead lo an agreement which w-oukl'-Mark-a-turning point in Ihe conflict in Ihe Middle said Kissinger, hatless rtespile a chill rain and cari'y- ifig.'a, trench coal on his arm. NEWS INDEX Amusements............ XB Bndqe 7C Business Mirror......... 7B Classified 4-7C Comics 3C Ediloriols................4A Horoscope 7C Hcsoilol Polienls 2A Obituaries 8C 1.2C To Your Good Heallh......6A TV Lcq 4B Women's Newi 2.3B Meaning of 'Plastic7 Different for Doctors ask aboul his fee for preparing a will. Q. What's (lie prii-r of iiiilural gas for home use per l.OM cubic fee! in Abi- lene? .Ahonl how many feet does Ihe average home use monthly In Ihe uinler months? A. I.one Star Gas says, "there ain't no such thing as the average.customer." but Ihe total amount of gas used by all residcn- tal customers divided by the total number of customers averages.oul lo cubic feet annually. Manager Buck Klliott says you can't call Ihis average because some, cus- tomers use five limes thai-amount and some don't use anywnerc near lhal much. For the firsl cubic Icel or fraction Ihcreof, you pay gross; 51.70 net. Over 1.000 cubic feel, it's 08 cents per gross; SS'i cents per net. Address questions to Action I.inr, llox Abilene. Texas 79601. Names will not he used bill qucsllons nmsl lie slgrml and aurfrc.ssc.s given. I'lcasc. Include tel- ephone numbers If possible. JOHN GWYN senior vice president JAMES COLLINS senior vice president CONNIE (i.-DAIHD .In vice president FRANK MITCHELL receives nroniolloii 4 Loon Officers Promoted by Bonk .Promotions of.four Firsl Na- tional Bank loan officers were announced Wednesday by Wal- ler F Johnson, bank president. James Collins and John K. Gwyn have been promoted to senior vice presidents and Con- nie G. Baird and Frank A. Mitchell have been promoted lo vice presidents. Collins and Mitchell are com- mercial loan officers, while 'Gwyn heads Ihe Installment Loan Dcpl. Baird also is an in- stallment loan officer. COLLINS IS A graduate of Floydada High School. Texas Tech and Ihe Southwestern Graduate School of Hanking at Southern Methodist University. Prior lo joining Kirsl National in February 1972 lie was a na- tional bank examiner in charge of the Tulsa sub-region o[ the stale Oklahoma. Collins is secrelary-irensurer ol First Abilene Banksharcs Inc., chairman of Ihc ICducalion Committee of Ihe Abilene Cham- ber of Commerce, an associate member of the Home Ruildcrs of Abilene, and West Central Texas and is chairman of the Sustaining Membership Drive lor the West Texas Area Girl Scout Council. Collins iind his wife, Nancy, have Ihrce daughters, ages 12, 8 and 4. They .attend SI. Paid United Methodist Church, where he 'is treasurer of Ihe Adminis- Iralivc Hoard. A VKTBHAN of 20 years in the banking business, has been 'with Kirsl National since July, 1071. lie previously sewed in a similar capacity with Iwo banks in San Antonio. He is immediate past chairman nl Region 4 o[ Ihe Installment. Credit Section of the Texas Bunkers Assn., chairman of the Business Ethics Committee of the Downtown Ifolary Club, member of the-Education Com- mittee of the. Abilene Chamber of Commerce and pasl chair- man of Ihe Transportalion Divi- sion of Business AID. Gwyn and his 'wife, have three children, a son, age 17, and two daughters, 18 and 11. They arc members of Elni- wood Wcsl Alelhodist Cimr'jh. A "GRADUATE of Ambers! High School and Ilar- University, has been with First National since Prior lo joining the bank, he was employed by Pacific Fi- nance Co. and Ford Motor Cred- it Corp. Baird is immediate past president of the Cactus Lions Club, president of the II-SU Cowboy Club and a member of the Hoard of Young Associalcs qf Hardin-.Simmons. liaird.and his wife, Marina, a leacher in the Abilene public schools, have two daughters, Holly. 9 and Wendy, 8. The fam- ily lives at Ivanhoe and al- tt'nds -lirookhollow Christian Church. MITCIIKI.L J 0 IN E D First National in June 1973 after serv- ing as a loan ollicer and trust officer wilh a bunk in Vernon for eight years. A graduate of Wichita Falls Iligh.School and the Universily ol Texas at Austin, be is also a graduate of Ihe Southwestern Graduate School of Banking a! Southern Melhodist Universily. Prior to his banking associa- tion in Vernon, Mitchell worked for a finance company and a bank In Dallas. He is a member ol the Optimist Club ami attends Sacred Heart Calholic Church.   

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