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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                Abilene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IF Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 226 PHONE 673-4271 'ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604--TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1974-18 PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS (IP) By ELIJIi RUCKER Teenage Views Sought On City Improvement Q. Since many at us .teenagers fed we have Ideas that miglil contribute to Im- proving Abilene, will we be inducted In the all-city .community workshop and wilt we be allowed lo sneak A. says Mrs. Bart Calcote, member'of the Community Workshop sleur- ing committee. "We want ideas from every age group and every individual in the cily who lias ;eyen one suggcslion on how our city can be improved." 'Especially, she says, if you have ideas on how we can improve facilities lor.youth and how young people can be belter utilized in helping Hie com- nuinity. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, a.m. al Hie Civic Center. This should he'a unique meeting. A few subjects lo be aired will be civic beaulification, im- proving the school system and cily govern- ment, ideas for helping in lhe energy crisis, improving the lot of our Senior Citizens, low income groups and minority groups. Do the trains iilim lo start-passen- ger service Ilirough Abilene in Hie near future'.' A. If gas is rationed and the energy crisis continues, our chances for'passenger trains will improve, says Chamber of Commerce Kxccutivc Vice-Presideiil Jack Gressctl. But right now there are no plans for passenger service. Several communities along the Texas Pacific route have requested passenger service by Amlrak. Petitions have been sent lo the U. S.. Department of Transportation bul there, have been no public hearings or any further action other than requests were made. Q. Is 11' Irne that eligible applicants for Hie food stamp program must have a refrigerator before (hey can receive fooil stamps? If this is true, are prnvi- 'slons' made to help a person obtain a refrigerator If he can't afford lo buy one? Such a requirement might deprive many really needy ami hungry people o( food. A. "They must have conking facilities bul we're real liberal, a hot plale will says Linda Kelly, supervisor lor Hie Pood Stamp Program. A refrigerator is not required. Q. I watched the National Geographic Special on TV about a group of kids wilh'the Outward Bound program. Could you find some Information on Outward Bound or an address I could write? A. Write Dick (lalland, Texas Outward Hound School, 4G03 Lovers Lane, Dallas 75203. It's hard lo explain Outward Bound. We've never before heard of anything like it. In a sentence ov il involves a week (usually) in the wilderness in Texas, the liig Bend urea. Groups of about 20 individu- als of varied backgrounds are taught surviv- al skills and how-to work together in the outdoors.- Part of the training involves 48 hours completely alone in the liig Bend country with just enough food to survive. the experience, participants say they've developed a Feeling of self-worth, self-confidence and a sense of purpose- and direction from being put to the acid lest of stark survival. All ages participate. Companies liavc sent groups of executives on Hie trip, so age is not a factor. You might say this is a new type of group therapy. (J. What Is Impeachment? A. An accusation. To impeach is to accuse a public official before an appropriate tri- bunal or misconduct in office. The House of Representatives presents formal charges against a public official. The (rial is held before the Senate. Reasons for impeachment: treason, brib- ery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Andrew Johnson is our only President lo be impeached. He was acquilled by a single vote. Of II impeachment trials held in the Sen- ate, only lour resulted in convictions. All four involved judges. One was impeached for drunkenness, tyrannous conduct and dis- regard for terms of statutes. Another for supporting the secession movement in 1802. The third was impeached for using his offi- cial position for private gain and accepting loans from litigants, and the fourth for bankruptcy irregularities and income lax evasion. Address questions lo Action Line, Ilox DO, Abilene, Texas 79001 Names will rot be used but questions must lie signed and addresses given. Please include tele- phone numbers if possible. Nixon Due Order For Modular Motel A huge crane is being used lo lift heavy sections The 100-unil motor inn, which will include a restaurant of the modular units of the new Southwest Scottish and swimming pool, is expected to he completed within CO Inn being built southeast of the intersection of days. The modular units for the motor inn are made in IH-20 and Highway 351 (the Albany Brown wood. Story, Pg. IB. (Staff Photo) President Bids for Rationing Power By DAVID C. MAKTIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Pres- ident Nixon today verbally prodded the .Senate to give him Itie power to initiate gasoline rationing. Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott said Nixon sent a jotter' to" Capitol Hill urging the Senate lo reconcile with the ilouse the differences between the two bodies over emergency energy, legislation. Scoll said Nixon's, letter backed a motion lo recommit the" bill back to _ conference with The motion is ex- -pecied to" be offered later in the 'day iiv Sen: Caylortl Nelson, D- Senate Majority .Leader Mike said lie still planned City Storing Diesel Fuel For Summer 'Protection1 By BILL GOULD Reporter-News Staff YVrilor An abandoned service -station will be getting'some extra busi- ness, at least for awhile, .as a result of a decision Monday by Ibc City of Abilene lo store gas- oline in tiie empty tanks. Jerry Smith, director of public works, confirmed Tuesday lhal Hie cily had stored between and gallons of regular gasoline Monday al an aban- doned station at tsl and Grape. "We decided to increase the amount' of cliesel fuel we slbrc, which forced us lo look around for additional storage area.for our gasoline Smith explained. He said that an agreement had been reached with Ihe own- er of the station lo store the gasoline, purchased by the city from Pride Refining Inc. SMITH SAID the city is trying to build up-its diesel fuel sup- plies during the winter months, when less is used, in order to liave enough on hand for Ihe spring and summer months, when its use in heavy street and construction equipment is great- est. "Since we can't put gasoline in (he same lank with diescl fuel, we bad lo find someplace NEWS "INDEX else lo pill it (the bo said. Smith said also Ilial earlier this winter he had instnicled Street Supt. Charles White lo cut back on diescl fuel use where possible lo help build up the city's supplies. "The problem is that our cur- rent allotment of diesel fuel is only gallons per month, although our usage during the summer months lasl year aver- aged more than gallons a Smith said. counts for about one-third of the city's fuel needs, the public works director said. In addition to regular gasoline, he said, some storage also is used for ethyl, burned primarily in police patrol cars. VBiit regular is the only kind we run out Smith said.' year we ran. out from eighl lo 30 hours at a time on about three separate occasions." Although the city has high priority on fuel allocation under DIESEL FUKI, normally' ac- See STORAGE, Pg- 10A, Col. 4 Given McMurry AmusemenlL Bridge? Cfossffied Comics Edftoriols Hcrcsccpc..... Hospital Patients Ohiluaries Sports To Your GDod Health TV Log Women's News 2B 3A 5-BB SB 3A 2A 6-7A 8A 2B 3B lly CAHV Slafl Writer A gift from a Midland couple toward construction of a new. campus center al M c JI u r r y College was an- nounced Tuesday al the opening convocation of llie spring semes- ter in Rndford Auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Hodge of Midland made llie first major donation toward Ihe cam- center fund, said McMnrry President Thomas K. Kim. "Mr. Hodge is the .sun at an early-day trustee of Dr. Kim told students and facul- ty. That Iruslee was Henry Thomas Ilouge. The gilt will be a memorial "for that true friend of our college." TIIK NKW' CAMPUS center, projected at a cost of will complete plans for campus expansion, Kim said. The board trustees has engaged an archi- tect lo design Ihe new striiclui'L1. Statue Climb Brings Jail for Teenagers HANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Four American teenagers have been arrested in northern Thai- land on charges of sacrilege after two of Ihem were caught climbing an old Kuddha image, police reported today. The youngsters, part of a tour group from the American School in Singapore, were iden- tified as Lisa Graves, 15; llc- hccca Alter, 15: Walker Van Zimtcn, 17; and David Mccks, 17. Sources in Singapore said Mceks was the sou ot a Dow Chemical employe lucre and comes from Midland, Mich. Re- becca is the daughter or Jason Alter, who lieiuls Ihe language center al Nanyang Univcrity in Singapore and comes from Boston, Mass., American home lowns were not available for Lisa Graves and Van Xanlcn. Disrespect for a Duddhisl im- age is considered a violation of moral law in Thailand and an insult lo Bwlilhism, Thailand's slate religion. In a similar case two years ago two American Mornian missionaries were ar- rested and imprisoned (or six months. An embassy spokesman said a United Stales consul from Chiang Mai had gone to visit the students. Me said he did not know when they would be re- leased. Aii appearance by the Hodges was cancelled when Hodge suf- fered a heart attack lasl week. Me is in satisfactory condition al a Midland hospital. Hodge owns a number of the- aters in Midland and is partner in Ilia cable television company at Odessa. He also nas interests in farms, ranches, oil and gas wells in the Permian nasin. Using Ihe gift as a starling point, Kim cited fivo goals for McMurry in his ad- dress al the convocation: Construction of (he campus center and renovation of all Ihe buildings. ATI endowment o[ a mini- mum of million for the col- lege in lhe future. Creation of an academic, social and religious environment See McM, 1'g. IDA, Col. 3 "WEA'THER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolionol Weather Service (Wealher Mop, Pg. 3A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mHc radiusl Foir'lhrcugh Wednesday. Warm ihis aflerneon and Wednesday. Cool lo- ninht West lo southwesterly winds 5 TO 15 mph.'lligh today nnd Wednesday In mid- AG Low loniahl In low: 30s, TEMPERATURES Monday p.m. i_M Tuesday cyn. 37 to. vote against Ihe molion lo recommit, but Senate Interior chairman Henry M. Jackson, who lasl week flatly predicted' passage of the bill, said today lie could no longer forecast llie outcome. Nelson's motion is expected to include instructions lo drop a controversial provision de- signed to prevent Ihe oil in- duslry from earning windfall profits. Jackson blamed Ihe effort lo block Ihe bill on "intensive lob- bying" by the petroleum in- dustry and Ihe While House against llie windfall profits pro- vision. The industry and Ihe ad- ministration reportedly organ- ized a .filibuster in December by .Republicans.-and oil-slate senators lhal." pas- sage of The bill's, opponents gained iiew strength Monday when Nelson, :a. northern liberal knpjyn Jo favor a windfall .prof- its" (ax, announced :his 'opposi- tion rio Hi: hilt on (he grounds is unworkable. Nelson also objects lo provisions in Ihe bill that. Would suspend clean air requirements in order to permit Ihe burning of dirtier fuels. Jackson, Die chief architect of the bill, has acknowledged thai Ihe windfall profits seclion is not entirely satisfactory but has insisted on keeping it in as :i prod to Congress lo pass new tax .measures later in the ses- sion. 'l.OS ANGELES A California judge said today he will order President Nixon lo testify in. person for the defense of John Khrlichman in Ihe Klls- berg burglary case. 'Superior Court 'Judge Gordon 1'inger said it will be the first .time in U.S. history that a slate court judge has taken -such ac- tion. .Ringer, acting oh a request by attorneys for Nixon's former top domestic adviser, .said, 'The court will' sigh and.issue. a properly prepared certificaUi. commanding the President, the honorable Diehard M. Nix- on, lo, testily before this court on Feb. 25 and lo appear on April. The trial  law fflmc dote lail ft fir: 47 orii 'IE- Sunset niflht: lunjcl lonlgntr nnromrtci re rid o1 noon: 78.11. llumldlly at noon; 33, In spile 'of somewhat of a language barrier, Cooper High cheerleaders wasted lit- tle time Tuesday morning in gelling lo know Iheir new schoolmate. Carlos Mar- lins a Brazilian exchange sliident. Greeting Carlos at the airport were front row, Marianne Miirlin, left, and Marianna Holl, right, and back row, Cheryl Slanics, lefl, Kaly Rutlertge and Carol .Jones. Carlos planned to lour the Cooper campus Tuesday attcrnoon with his American "brothers" Dale and Randy Mtv.dor. (Staff Photo by Don Nlakley)   

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