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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IF 93RD YEAR, NO. 246 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, EVENING, FEBRUAKY 18, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated I'rcss (fP) Golfing Tax Tab Said BALTIMORE, Aid'. (AP) Spivq Agncw spent Hi jeasl of taxpayers' money to finance' his golfing vaca- tions while serving as vice 'president, Hie Baltimore Sun said today. In a-story Jroiii' its. Washing- ton'-bureau, the.Sun said A'g- at least 23 trips to lusX'Iavorile golfing Calif., during 'office. The SurL'said.hin'e of those jaunts were .direct .trips 'from Wash- ington.' K figured'thai each trip cost a a total of. at least-'a .quarter' of a mil- lion dollars :for the use of'an Air Kurcc .707 anil pilots, alone. Some indirect trips to 1'alni Springs canie alter stops in l.os Angeles or Phoenix (o give a speech.-Others, howev- er, came after loss direct stop- overs like SI. Louis, Minneap- olis, and in one case, Beau-' tort, S.C. The Defense Department (old the" Sun-that trips were' for .election cam- paigns or conventions, and the vyas reimbursed tor paper said far'more w'ercniade at taxpayers' expense. It also' reported that Ag- new's log was dotted with jaunts to the Virgin Is- lands, lie -owns a con- Monfego liay, .la- maica, West Palm licaclV, Opa Docka, Fla., and other garden spots. A White House spokesman declined, to comment on the Agn'ew trips to Palm .Springs. (Jill- said, biggest-reason" for using jets oil the "excur- sions, personal or political, "is the security." "I'm -sure all vice presi- both Democrats.' and Republicans, once they be- come vice pi'csidetit, have done the same the spokesman said. Agnew resigned as vice pres- ident last October after pleading no contest lo a feeler al income lax evasion charge. ACC Holds Line on Fees By ELI .IE JIUCKER Preparation Salaries Q. In regard lo this, new nutrition pro- gram for the elderly, how many paid .jobs arc there and ivhal's Hie total pay- -roll cost for food service? What percent of the total cost goes for food and what ipnr cent goes for salaries? A. Out of the federalgranl for lliis year, salaries will' total program' has 'five full-lime, eight part-time employes. Mel -Noose, presently in .charge of tl.ie program, says salaries are very conser- vative and within guidelines set by the city an'd jthe people in Austin whn reviewed the grant. food costs arc budgeted al but this doesn't include cost of preparation, jiei'.vare, pots, pans and oilier kitchen uten- sils, ovens, dietary consult- ants, lo (he host of the Tomorrow program, on NBC1' J'jn amazed at (lie quality ol the program and would like lo tell him (hat ;1 watch his .show. A. Write Snyder in care of NHC, MOO Alamcda, Biirbank, Calif. Q I heard a news commentator tell how William Fjnchloom, optometrist In Ncw York, had prescribed tens' for a youth who was legally, bnl not totallj, blind. The prescription enabled the boj to'see to the extent of passing a driver s lest to operate a car. How would I con- tact someone who knows about this. A You might talk to Fincbloom himself. Check the New York City phone d.rcc ones at the city library. One local Opluhaluiolo- es fen us this kind of improvement. )s pCible Bending on kin o e problem the boy had to begin can be improved that will be no. increase in tuition or stndcnl fees al Abilene Christian College for Ihe third straight-year in the 1974-75 fiscal year budget approved Monday ijy' (he ACC Board of Trustees. The budget totals a record .for the ACC system, including a record figure of for Die main campus in Abilene. .Dr. John C. Stevens, ACC president, said the record budg- .el was a result an increased endowment, a vigorous annual fund campaign and sustaining gifl support. "We arc pleased that it is pos- sible for us to hold the line on charges lo he said, McGlolhlin Heads ACC er. 20-2CO vision (legally blind) ablv increase visual acuity to willing from glasses to amWcl c s V ,Hh 20-70 vision he'd be eligible fo. a (liivc s license in Texas. We suggest you talk Hist with Q What's the deal with the Schick Center? What, exactly do they do Ms flt like AA7 How would von si ail one here.. A The company decides where newcenerre. valories Inc 15720 Ventura Blvd., S En mo Calif- 013.8. Generally centers are 'Snoopy.'Preview Some lucky litlle folks didn't have lo wail until Snoopy skates across llic ice in "Holiday on Ice" lo meet him. Snoopy made his first appearances in Abi- lene Monday, morning, len days before Hie show, and stopped by. Ihe Day Nursery of Abilene as he arrived in Jacksoni left, son of Mrs. JoAnne Jackson of 818 Ash, and Regina iVcClean, 16-morith-ohl (laughter of Mrs. Dora McClean, 12-12 Plum, thought Snoopy was a dream come (.rue. (Staff, photo by Don Charges Against Soldier Dropped wo involves five consecutive days rapy-aT. hour a day with an individual Ihe: They call this "aversion condition- ing" designed to give yon an avcison o cicelies At this point you "zero off No cigarettes al aH'aflcr you leave the Ihcia- P1Tmrd Dhase 'savs Haitwig, is called "Pol- On" lasts eight weeks. Vour is more "Follow On you wish or more therapy if you're still having rtNblc slaying off Ihe weed. Services aic available for one year. Hartwig says Ihe Schick program is simi- lar lo AA only in that clients are encour- aged to talk with the therapist if they have any I rouble. Kchick has a five day accelerated pro- cram for ont-of-towncrs. Address questions lo Action Line, Box ID, Abilene, Texas 7S60I. Names will not be used bill questions must he nlgncd and addresses given. Please In- telephone numbers If possible. lly-.lAMKS II. PHILLIPS Associated Press WASHINGTON (API The f e d c r a I government today dropped c r i m i n a I charges against nn Army private who flew a .helicopter onto the While' House grounds early Sunday and turned him over Thief..Recognizes High-Grade Horse Horse thieves made off Satur- day nifjht with a n.narlcr- ho'rsc from a stall 'on Shirley Rd. just norlh of Interstate '10. Taylor County sheriff's deputies said Monday morning. The horse, a 7-year-old marc named She liar Bear, was regis- tered with the American Quar- ter horse Assn. and valued al about by her owner, liny- iiioiid nay.. Deputies investigating the ihcft said that someone had cut the wire around the stall and cither had ridden or led the horse the access road. Six other horses slab-hid will! Ihe marc were left behind, bul Ray lold officers that Ihe thief evidently knew good horse when he saw one, because the stolen horse was Ihe bcsl of I IK: lot. Picture. Pg. 3A "but yet from increased endow- ment investments, sustaining gift support' and .strong enroll- ment, we will be able lo allocate an additional sum of approxi- mately for strengthen- ing salaries for faculty and staff members during the 107-1.75 fis- cal year." PKK'SIDENT STEVENS said Ihe goal of the college is to "continue lo build the college on a sound financial basis, while we keep the charges to students as low as is consistent wilh qualily educational offerings." Trustees met Monday morning in the president's dining room of McClolhlin Campus Center on lo the Army for "further pro- ceedings with the military." Pfc. lloberl Kenneth Pres- ton, who llunkcd out of Army fliglil training, learned of the government's decision during a hearing before District of C o 1 it m b i a Superior Court Judge John R. Hess. Preston stood mule during the- hearing. Asked by reporters why he lauded Hie helicopter on the White House lawn cild private remained silent. Hut asked if his aerial jour- ney was prompted by his fail- ure lo graduate from Army Flight School, Preston replied, "could lie." Immediately alter the brief court P r c s I o n was shackled lo an escorting guard, led out of the court- room lo a waiting sedan and away. Preston was. returned to Waller Reed Army Hospital's psychiatric facility in nearby Forest Klcn, Md., (or further psychiatric evaluation. Preston had been laken lo Ihe facility Sunday following his arrest. Trustees Day .McGlothlin Jr., 2556 Gar- field, Abilene investor, was named chairman of Ihe Board of Trustees .of Abilene Christian College in a board meeting Mon- .clay afternoon. McGlothlin succeeds Willavd Paine of I.ubbock as chairman. McGlothlin-has long-Ijcen as- sociated with ACC, serving ou the ACC National Development Council and was one of the do- nors for the McGlothlin Campus ('enter. the ACC campus during the col- lege's SGIh annual Bible Lecture- ship. Hoard chairman Willard Paine of I.ubliock, president of Hie Hank (if (lie U'cst, presided. Trustees also approved five resolutions ol appreciation and re-elected six department heads for three-year terms. The new budget provided for "exlcnncd employment" to fac- ulty members for the first lime iu the college's hislorv. Effec- tive June 1; the trustees art- of- fering 12 months of employment to Ihe "We reward a new concept (hat provides for y e a r -r o'u n d faculty employ- ment." President Stevens said, "liy extending summer employ- ment to the fatuity we will greatly aid the faculty in year- round educational endeavors." "T11AD1TIONA1.I.Y, many col- leges and universities have provided for and spring leaching responsibilities on a iiiiic-tjiiii'illi lie continued, "In the past, ACC has provided its faculty members with the op- portunity to leach one summer term thus providing 10li months of teaching responsibility. Now, we waul to provide additional economic resources for the fac- ulty, ivhile expanding tlieir op- porlunilicK for. teaching, re- search and professional develop1 meut on. a 12-month basis." cost-of- liviug-increases in 'sUidenl ing and student meal tickets. Overall, student housing was in- creased approximately 5 per cent or per semester. Student meal tickets were increased up- Sec ACC, Pg. 12A, Col. 1 Air ROT C at Accepts Dyess Colonel's Daughter HAY McCI.OTIII.IN Trustees' Judge Revokes Abies Probation By.liqv A, JOiSKS II K. Elton Abies, former man- ager of the'Abilene Industrial Foundation, must serve a ID- year prison term as result of having his probation revoked Monday by -12nd Disl. Judge Dnn Lane. The 42-year-old former Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce ex- ecutive had convinced a 42nd jniy in December lo grant him probation 'so thai he could psy back the ?G lio admitted stealing from the foundation, but Ihe-slate asked that his pro-, ballon be revoked when Abies failed I o make Ihe first payment on Feb. 1, as he had promised. In a hearing which had been continued from Thursday, Judge. Rain Forecast Turns lo Dust Earlier predictions of a possi- bility of rain for Monday turned lo dust about noon Monday when the U.S. Weather Service changed its forecast. A ltd per cent chance of rain had been predicted'earlier, de- creasing during the day. Howev- er, by noon forecaster Jerry O'Bryant was predicting dust and winds 21) to 30 miles per hour and gusty. Lane found that Abies had-.vio- lated' terms by failno lo make'the restitution as ordered, and also by leaving llcxar' Comily (San Anlonioi without permission on two oc- casions. ABI.KS' ATTOKNKY-, A. L, (Dusty) Rhodes, said the Afon- day verdict by Judge Lane initely will be appealed williiii the next 10 days." Abies showed no emotion when Judge Lane announced his verdict, but moments later col- lapsed in tears in the arms of his parents, who had come from Kralh County for the hearing. After Ihe brief reunion, he.was returned to Taylor County Jail, where tie has been held since surrendering himself on Feb. 6. Since his sentence is for less than 15 years in prison, he will be eligible lo slay in jail here, rather than go on down lo lluntsville, while his revocation sentence is on appeal. He may ue eligible lo make an appeal bond and get out of jail, bul none had been set by nooii.. Ill revoking his probation, Judge Lane reminded Abies, 'The conditions of restitution were nol proposed by the court to you, tal rather were condi- tions which you proposed to the court.'1 Criminal Disl. Ally. Ed Payn- Sce Probation. 1'g. 12A. Cnl. -I By ANN Kt.OllKS Ilcporter-Ncns Youth Keillor Instead of asking for hearts and flowers. Lillian Peterson of Abilene used Valentine's Day to ask for admission into the Air Force KOTC program al Texas' University. By doing so, Miss Peterson, (laughter of Col. and Mrs. Rob- ert D. Peterson of Dyess AFG, became the first woman to offi- cially apply lo enroll as an Air Force KOTC cadet al "I lliinl; il's wonderfuL" her father, deputy base commander al Dyess AFB, said of her appli- cation for entry into the com- missioning program and for a two-year scholarship with the Air Force detachment. I.IKK to see her gel into the Air Force he quipped, quickly adding I'.ial is.no lib- ber" although she has always Hauled In join the Air Force. Miss Peterson, n sophomore industrial engineering major at A.tM, is one of three Peterson children to study engineering. Her older sister. Mrs. Patricia LILLIAN PBTKUSON wanls in KOTC Campbell, graduated in engi- neering from the University of Arkansas in 1970 and another Mrs. Nancy WhytseU, is a junior engineering msijor al Louisiana Stale University. If accepted. Miss Peterson will begin tier AFROTC course work this fall. Slalf photo by Dan araVlt-y HAHIiKK, DALLAS STHIC'KI.AM) file Tor Abilene City Council yjosts WHIP Barber, Strick CBG Council Nolionol Service Mop, Pg. t-Al ABILENE AND VICINITY (JD-mil- ond .northweslerlv wind; 25 lo zo miles pff hour and qusly. The hFgh tern- ptrolurc Monday 'n "1S fid, low in Ihe upper 30s. Tuesday's high in the middle ifc- Wind on orca lakes, MPERATURES Monday i. Sunday p.m. 64 70 7) 73 73 71 10.00 53 61 Hroh and (or 14 hourj rnding t a.m.: 74 and Si. Sunscl last nighl; p.m.; sunrisr foddv: o.m.; juniel lonigM: p.m. Barometer reading al noon: 17.71 inch- ei. Humidily al noon: 70 Per cntl. Amusements 4C Business Mirror 7 A Bridge 5B Classified 6- IOC Comics 5C Editorials Horoscope 4B Hospilol Policnls 6A Obiluaries 'B Sporls I-4C To Your Good Hcallh IOC TV, t.oa 9A TV ScovJl 9A Women's Ntws 3B The Ifl7-l t-.niiipnign for oily council was officially ushered in Monday when Hnnvcll Bnrlicr and Dallas Slrirkland filed as Citizens for Holler Government candidates. With several Mippnvlers on hard. Chairman Pal Ag- ncw made the announcement at a 10 a.m. press conference al city hall. Ihe meeting were Tommy Morris and Sam rnp. prc.scnl city councilman who announced they would noi seek reelection. Waldrop and Morris ran on the CIK! ticket three years ago. liarbcr and Strickland an- nounced that Hobcrl Grisham, Abilene attorney, would serve us their ciimpnign manager. Gris- liam paitt the tiling fees for the two candidates. who lives un tlie norlh side of Abilene, will seek Place ft, the pusiliini left viUMiil by Mnrris. liarber will seek Place (i. tint posl MOM lield by U'iildrop. from the south side. 1! a r b e r and Strickland are Ihe lirM to file for Hie city council posts. Dead- line fur filing is March I. Harbor is executive vice presi- dent of liila Barber Inc.. Abi- lene firm which manufactures burial ctahing. Harbor is a member of Ihe steering committee of the Men- tal llc.illri and Menial Itelarda- liiin Center. West Texas llt-ha- bililalion ('enter. Abilene til of Alcoholism and Christ House. lie is also on the board (if directors of Citizens National Hank and the newly-organized First Security Savings Assn. HAlir.KIl IS PAST president of United Way of Abilene ami Abilene Council of Alcoholism. He is past vice president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Abilene Kxclianyt! Club and Ihe Y.MCA. lie is a member of Ihe Episco- pal Oluii'ch, (lie Abilene Mason- ic I.odge. Waco .Scottish Rile and HIP Shrine, with member- ship at Temple in San An- gel d. Barber and his wife, Carolyn, live at IriOl Woodridgc. The cou- ple has two children. Strickland graduated from Ab- ilene High in and allcmlcd l-'.aslern Mexico University aod West Texas Slate College. During World War II he entered the Air Corps as a cadet. Alter bis discharge from Hie Air I'oi'cc fie worked for a brief tune1 in Ihe engineering depart- ment o( West Texas Utilities Co. until he became manager of Abilene Glass and Mirror Co. In I0n6 be. tormed his own linn, Citizens Glass Co. He is a .member of.the llaplisl Church and the Key City Kiwan- is Mr. and Mrs. Strickland live ai 25 Harvard Place and have one son.   

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