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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfottew porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 260 PHONK 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 1974-- 52 PACKS SIX SECTIONS Associated Prcst By EI.UE HUCKER Meter Maids Said 'Not on a Quota IVIiy ifo WE slill have llicsc silly mclcr maids downtown? If il's lo relieve male policemen lo do oilier work, has (here, been an iiiipi'Dvcincni in (lie crime prevention in liiis cily attributable In any manner lo Ihis? Why ciin'l Ilic money paid Iliesc MOIII- on as salary he used lo hire ill Icasl one more policeman for general (Inly? I gol a ticket from one of Ilicm for nol parking H'illiin (lie confines of a marked stall on Pine SI. and I was parked on Walnut SI. Hi Ilic lime. J'rellv efficient, ImliV One thing more. Arc Ihc meter maids expected lo issue sufficient tickets to cover Ilicir salaries? A. No. Ihe Cily Manager says the' meter main's (lon'l operate on a system, Ihcir job is to enforce the Iwo lionr parking limit. Without thoin who would patrol down- town parking? Employes of downtown busi- ness could park on (lie streets all day and where would the shoppers park? Where would you park, for thai matter? The City Manager says it costs a lot less to bire meter maids than.lo send a man through law enforcement (raining, then assign him lo Ilic parking beat. For this reason, few cities control parking with police officers. For one mistake, you want to wipe out the system. Sir, you'd better take cover next lime you encounter a meter maid. It has lo tlo with something about the fury of a wom- an scorned. Q. Can anybody here appraise a com- plete set of Itrs'l editions of Dickens' works? An old friend of ours gave Hie scl l.o my wife. A. Ben Kracll at N. 2nd can tell yon in a matter of minutes if you have first editions and tlieir approximate value. Being a book collector himself, he'd love to have a look al (hem.'If they're truly first editions. Ihey should be kept in a bank vault. Even if they're nol firsls, a complete sel of Dickens, in good condition, is worth or ?fiO, may- be more, to the right person. Once you've determined the value, vvrile for a copy of "Bookman's Weekly" al Box JICO. Newark. New Jersey 07101. You can place an ad or find a Dickens collector who may be looking for your set. (J. What happened lo the environmen- tal acllon (hing in Abilene? They're nol collccllng recyclable items on Saturdays anymore. My garage is filled with items I'd hale le give lo (he garbage man. With Ihc current paper shortage, we need Ihc program more than ever. A. Along with all Ihe other shortages, [here is a shortage of responsible adults lo supervise the recycling program. The junior and senior high kids worked real hard al the rccycline center but only one man and bis wife, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Mitchell, had the overwhelming task of supervising the pro- gram. It just gol to lie too much. If Ihey could find four or five adults In help sup'ervisre for Iwo hours each Saturday, they'd be back in business. This might be a worthwhile project Tor one of our Civic Willing adults should call the Mitch- ells al 002-3197. bought my daughter siime denim overalls 1ml Iliey'rr so sliff I can't let her wear them. What do you do lo lake Ihc stiffness out? A. Wear 'em. Wash 'em. Climb mountains in them. Fall in (he slrcam a time or two. Aboul the lime they're soft enough to be bearable, she'll outgrow I hem. The dye is Mliat makes Ihem stiff so they'll never be really soft (ill they're old and faded. If you're thinking bleach, don't. They'll just be splotchy. The kids tell us a fabric softener in Ihe rinse water should help some. Address questions lo Action I.inc, Box 10, Abilene, Tc.vas 79601. Names will nol lie used hnl questions mus( be signed and addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers if possible. Judge Denies Mistrial For Stan s.Mitchell Bath Time for Bud Little April Woolen, of Miami .enjoys herself liy playing in HID water and giving a quick wash lo her pel dog. And the dog, Bud, docsujl seem to mind a bit. (AP Wircpholo) NEW YOHK (AP) U.S. District Conrl Judge ).ce Cagliardi today denied a de- fense motion for a mistrial in Ihe criminal conspiracy case or Former Ally. Gen. John N7. Milchcll and ox-Commerce Secretary .Maurice II. Stans. The judge made his decision known after a shorl session in a private conference mom lie- hind the cnu.rlroom. Gagliardi recessed the trial abruptly lasl Friday In consid- er the effect of a passage in Ihe opening slatemcnl of the federal proseculur. The words had triggered an immediate objection from Slans' lawyer and a motion for mistrial. The prosecutor. Assl. U.S. Ally. James W. Hayhill told Ihc jurors al the end of his statement: "As you listen'lo HIP witnesses testifying before you, pill yourselves in the place of the grand jurors invcstigaled Ihe case, citizens like yourselves." The defense objected, con- lending the statement -implied the jurors should infer guilt from the indictment. t.agliardi had instructed the jurors beforehand dial indict- ments are only accusations and nol findings of guilt. Ciagliardi said Hayhill's re- marks contained "apparent excesses." ordering prosecu- lion and defense attorneys lo file statements, over the week- end on Ihe mistrial motion. Friday's sudden t u r n of events in Ihe conspiracy trial followed a week of careful screening of hundreds of po- lential jurors. The jury of eight men and four women se- lected Thursday was scques- Icred and continued lo be kepi in isolation as Gagliardi stu- died Ihe mistrial motion. Speculation arose thai should a mistrial be declared today, il would be more diffi- cult lo find a new jury es- podajly, e Watergate indictments- "announced Kri- day. Among the seven former lop Nixon administration offi- cials named was Mitchell, charged with conspiracy, ob- struction-of justice and mak- ing false statements. ACC Streaker, Imitators CAP Has Post Sport Colorful Costumes Oae streaker and several .made ''brief" appearances on the Abilene ClirisTian College campus over Ihe weekend as the latest col- lege craze spread to Abilene. ACC security guard James Warren told Abilene police that a "white male wearing an or- ange cape, green beanie and yellow sneakers that's all" ran by Ihe fountain on campus about a.m. Sunday. WARREN told police the other "streakers'1 which be. saw or which were reported to him in- cluded an iilhlelic supporter as part of Ihcir streaking gear. Despite the hour, the streaks appeared lo have, been well-ad- vertised by the students by word of mouth, judging from (he "al- lendancc" at the streaks, police snd Warren told police bo lost a brief chase near the Slierrod Apartments In .a second while male ''wearing a black full- length ski mask; a red Hawaiian print athletic support- er about 3 a.m. Sunday. One streaker wearing only a supporter was Ihe first reported on Ihe camps in Ihc. area of the Sherrod Apartments al 3 a.in. Saturday, police said. ON'Ii GUARD said he chased another while male only a "plaid" supporter by Hie same apartments the. next night, bul was outdistanced, police said. "T'he.y appear for just a brief moment, then Ihey go behind a building and guard said, adding students aid Ihe streakers by around Ihe officials who are attempting lo give chase But No Lawyer The Taylor County Com- munity Action Program has come up with everything .necessary to provide a free legal service program lo the poor, except one thing a civil lawyer to fill the a monlh position. For.a look at CAP's appar- ent frustration, see story Pg. 1C. Stephens County Search Continues for Abilenian liUECKKiN'IUDGK (UN'S) The search continued Monday for an Abilene 'man who re- portedly, disappeared 'a f I e r .swimming ashore al Ilubbard Creek Lake about midnight Saturday, according to Steph- ens County Deputy Sheriff Louie Hall: VEHIIALEN, of Yorktown, Abilene, his by and another man were Mirror from tlieir boal when hi! a slump about H'.JO pm Stephens C o u n 1 y a Elon Campbell was ihind Palinnls 1 by Mis. Verhalen Sunday. Verhalen said nil three oilier To Your Gycd Health TV Loa 6A them held onto Ihc large .slump nulil her husband de- ils lo swim lo shore shurlly midniglu. llolh Mrs. Vei'halen and unklenlified companion said Verhulen made it lo shore, and they said they saw him sUnd up and run aboul on land. Later, Ihey said, he dis- appeared. ilrs. Verhalcn and Ihe man were picked up in a boat by another, unidentified Abilene, man who saw them in the lake al about a.m. Sunday. The Stephens County Sher- iff's Depl. was notified of Ver- halcn's disappearance al a.m. Sunday and local Civil Defense and Fire Department nulls and individuals are lak- Bernadette Says She'll Fight On KKI.FAST i A I'I Ileniiid- elte Devlin McAliskcy says she will slay in politics and "fight on for a socialist Ire- laud" despile her defeat in Thni'.sday's general rioclion. Mrs, 20, losl. by voles to Jtilin Dunlop, a Proteslanl rcprcscnlinji the of- ficial Unionist pariv. WEATHER J.S, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wee 1 her Service (Wcoihtr Map, Pg. IDA) ALILENE AND VICINITY (40 mile JAMES FLAMMING HinVAIil) WYNNE IlICV. T. CATES scriptural right Mann 'very liberal' onlain women KEY. T. C. MELTON wife ha.s like mid lonighl in Ibr Tuesday 75 ore in tlfecl lar nieo lo'rfi. Hicn and for ?J ho a.m.: ?0 o-id C. foil nighl: l rtngni. ing part in Ihe search. THE IIO.VT ACCIDENT oc- curred about IDO yards inlo Iluhbard Creek from ihe main pan of the west side of Hub- bard Lake north of U.S. Highway ISO. Campbell said. Mrs. Verhalen said they could hear Ihe small motor- bnal running for some lime after they were thrown inlo Ihe water when the boat hit the stump. Weak Front Will Be Dry Forecasters at Ihe National Wealhcr Service said Monday that a long trough extending from New Mexico lo New I'ng- land has shut off Ihe flow of moisture from tho Gulf, com- pounding the unseasonably high Icinpcral lire's. II o w e v e r. forecaster Jerry O'itryanl said thai because of a light'from associated with the trough, cooler lemperatures are expected for The trough and Ihf front, drifting eastward, may drop the temperature abuul 10'degrees, OTSryanl said, from an expected high hi the mid BOs Monday lo highs in the mid 70s Tuesday. The trough is also causing slrong south and southwesterly winds. OTiryam said, and wind warnings continue to be. in effect for area lakes. Sunday's high temperature Hi'd a record al 90 degrees. 3 of 4 Ministers Oppose Women Deacons By LIZ MOORE lleporler-Ncws Slaff A vote lo ordain three wom- en deacons by an Austin Bap- tist Church has drawn criti- cism from three Abilene Bap- tist ministers but approval by a fourth, Dr. James Flam- ming of First Baptist. Church. Austin's University Baptist el ec led-Mrs.. Donna Van Hoove, Mrs. Irene Cochran and Dr. Helen.Williamson lo serve willi six men on Ihe dea- con board at an evening pray- er service. Although nol Ihe first lime a woman has become a deacon or even a minister, the office is usually reserved for men. THE HEY. OEltALl) Mann, pastor of University Baptist, was quoted in Ihc "Baptist as saying, "We Ihink il's lime Ihc church rec- ognized segrcgalicin of society along sexual lines in a reli: gious issue, jusl as segrega- tion along racial lines is a re- ligious issue." The four Abilene Baptist ministers were asked for Iheir opinions on the controversial action. None of Ihcir churches or- dain women deacons. Dr. Howard Wynne, the Rev. T. Gerald Gates and Ihc Tlcv. T. C. Mellon disapproved of ordaining women deacons, based on Biblical references. Dr. Flamming however, inter- preted sonic of Ihc same pas- sages as indicalcd that there is "a .scriptural right lo do so." WYNNE, minister of South Side flaplisl Church said, "I would definitely lie opposed lo ordaining women deacons.The Ilible says thai a deacon, or bishop, pastor or leader, shall be Ihe head of HIS hmi.schold, Ihai he shall be Ihe husband of one wife." Dr. Wynne was referring In I Timothy ;t which begins. "If a man desire (he office of a bishop, he dcsircth a good work." The passage conlinucs to set forlli other desirable qualities, of a deacon. "If we are going lo base our church -policy on Ihc New Testament, and we have al- ways done this." Dr, Wynne continued, "then we would not do this (ordain women i." "There arc also some wom- en he added, "but (here again, il doesn't seem lo fit Ihc scripture." THE HEY. in Aiislin also brought up ilic Biblical references, but in a differem light. "While (here are Biblic-al statements indicating infcrinr- ily of In lie said. "I would understand lhc.se passages are vestiges of firsl century culture." Dr. Wynne said he believes Ihe flcv. Mann and University Baptist are considered liberal, possibly because of Ihcir loca- tion near Ihe University of Texas. He said he further cx- pecls the Itev. Mann "will gel. more criticism than coiii- mendalion on (his thing.'1 THE HEY. CATES. High- land Park Haplisl Church, also staled lhal "we don't or- dain women and we don'l plan lo." "This is no reflection on women or Iheir intelligence. Some iiavc boiler sense lhan oftier men." he continued. "We just believe thai Ihe man i.s Ihe supplier and Ihe protec- tor." The Ilev. C'ales recognizes a reference in llomans 1C lo women serving Hie church, bul it is nol clear what their duties said. "I don't believe they ordain women in the Testament ;o Ihis particular the liev. Calcs said. He added lhat women do have important function.; in Ihc church as Iciichcr.s and aides in certain areas. PERHAPS allowing more room for women in the realm nf deacons' work was the Rev, T.C. Melton of Elmcresl Hap list Church. lie maintained lhal women should be be or- dained lo the office, bul lhal Ihc Bible stales lhat a man who is a deacon shall have- a wifo of like qualities. ordain a man, wife should be qualified in minister'in areas wliciv In- can'] servo." the fiev, Mellon pointed oul. He said these situ- ations do exist, such as in dealing wilh Ihe problems ot other women." differed from the other three minis- ters, allowing that the ordina-- lion of women as deacons is legitimate. r "I don't see any need fnr us- al First Haplisl lo ordain women .he said. "Hut it another church choos- es lo, J think they have a scrifiUn.il right lo do so." Flamming prcpaicd ;i slate- 1 mcnl further explaining his pnsiur.u on the mailer: "Any Haplisl church may do wh.ilcM'r i: chooses to do. Kadi of our churches "i.s au- tonomous. may disagree with uhal a church dciex hnl would jealously guard ils righl lo do il. "We do mil ordain women deacons. Our .women do a su- perb job-or ministry. Whether ordination .would 'make Ihem morr effective is questionable, "IimVEVKll.. I- think Jhcre. is' a scVipl'ural base .'-for it.. the N'eiv Testament in-' .sisls ihere are no second class ciliyens in Ihc Kingdom of Cod. "Paul- says lhat in Chrisl, Iheie is neither "male nor female" (Galaiians Also, there seems lo be a New Teslamenl precedent. T h 8 church al t'cnchrca appavenl- Scc Women. 1'fi. iA, (nl. I
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