Abilene Reporter News, March 8, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

March 08, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfoflene porter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAH, NO. 2G4 PHONIC 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 73604, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH PAGES IN FOUR SKCTIONS Associated Press m Nixon Asks 'Dirty Tricks' Ban By EI.I.1E ItUCKEH Meter Maid Sounds Off About Parking Ticket Q. I'm (lie mclcr maid dial pnf Ihe ticket snying Pint; SI. on NIC man's car wlm was parked on ffalnnl and I'it like to say sonictlitiig. IVc ninter maids walk miles each (lay, sec ihoiisinuls of cars, with Ihon- sands of license jilales allaclicil. When it's cold ontsiile, we're working. If (lie wind blows, we're working. If il's 110 degrees, we're working. On this parlicu- lar day we worked during a terrible dns( slofm. IValiml was Ilic last street on Hie route. By Hie lime we gel there, we're exhausted. It's easy lo make one mis- lake when you're working as many licals as we work. That man Ilircw a til (I know who he Is, every meter maid knows his Ihrealcned lo lake me to court jusl be- cause I wrote, I'ine St. on his liekel Instead nr Walnut. Tlie very next day, lie did (lie same tiling. His car was slniddling a yellow line, look up purl of Ilirec parking stalls. 1 issued him another ticket. And T didn't put I'ine SI. the second clay. lie may wanl a parking plate one day and find that someone has lakcn two or Ilirec spaces. They've liiken Ills parking place and someone else's too. Then he'll say, "Why arcn'l the meter maids doing Ilicir M'c hear this all (he time. 1'coplc slay mad at us. They call us dumb and stupid, Ilicy try to ontsmarl us. They get mad, start screaming before they stop and think. It gels lo you after awhile. All I was doing was Irving lo do my Jiib. We're onl Micro, lo help people, not do (hem harm. We're not out (here lo ge.l Hell; our salaries are small. I dou'l work for city halt, I work for the people and I'm proud of my job. I try to do Hie very test I know liow. I may lose my job for speaking oul, but I had lo say II. And you said it well. We're all a lillle iH nuts when it conies lo parking tickets ind love lo blame the one enforcing the law 'or our own mistakes. Most (if us wanl a parking space right in front of the store and meter maids to enforce (he two-hour limit so we can find (inc. Hut we don't want any tickets if we happen In ovcrpark and why should we lake the blame when we can pass it on to., .the meter maid! Hopefully, we'll be more Loleranl and appreciative of y'all from now on. Q. I have five silver dollars made in 1889, 1887, 188-1, 1921 and 1300. What are they worth? Where can 1 find a dealer who'll buy them'-' A. In good condition they'll bring Coins in exceptionally good condition, or uncirculated, are worth more. Right now any coin dealer will gleefully buy them. Watch our classified section under Coins, Stamps D7-A. Any pure silver coin (new or old I is currently 'selling for three limes face value. Q. Did you ever find out the Coke lady's name? I'm pretty sure the mature lady in the commercials is also Annl Reeky in the soaper, "Somerset" on KRnC from 3 lo every afternoon. She plays Hex Cooper's aunt. She's a card. A. llighl. We knew some smart member of Ilic audience would recognize her. Thanks lo all you others who gave us the same info, and also to the lady who phoned us one night lo say. on your TV! The Coke lady's on it right now in 'I Walk the Line' movie will) Gregory Peck-" So thanks lo her, tlie process of eliminat- ion and KlillC Program Director .Mann, we've concluded Ihe lady's name is Jane liosc. Anyhow the two women in the Peck movie were Jane Rose and Eslelle Parsons and we know it wasn't Eslelle be- cause we remember her as Hie screaming mcemic in "Bonnie and Clyde." Q. Please sclllc one of the numerous arguments my parents and I have going. Is lietty Gralilc dead? I know she is but Ihcy say she isn't. Hurry before blood starts lo flow. A. The World War II pin-up (jirl died lasl .Inly of lung cancer. She was 5fi- Addrcss questions lo Action Line. Bn.v 311. Abilene, Texas 70WH. Names will not he used hut questions inu.st be signed and addresses given. Please include lel- ephone numbers if possible. By DICK BAHNES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (API Pres- ident Nixon loday proposed new limils on campaign financing and prohibitions on so-called "dirly saying thai absolute integrity i "campaign abuses recently (oral process" Ihi publicized proclaim that Ihc electoral process needs re- form. "I am doubtful Ilial any legis- lation can provide the panacea that some seek lo guarantee in Hie elee- proccss." the President declared in a message .In Con- Kress. Hut lie proposed a series of reforms and staled his oppo- sition to some other suggestions which ir enacted would change Ihe face of American elections. said campaign financ- ing is "tlie most important area for reform and Ihe area in which reform is most urgently required." "I conclude that the single most important action to re- The Naked Truth Look out for runners in tlie raw. a sign on the pus (his week. Jusl Thursday night, a man saying lie is a lawn of Raclfonl Auditorium al AlcMurry College McMurry student reported that lie counted male streak- warns students and visitors. Several signs pinpoint- ei's running by on the campus. (Staff Photo by Jennie Gales) ing "streaker" crossings went up around the cam- Depletion Seen as Third Attack By JIM ICATON Hcporier-News Oil Editor Another strike against the oil industry by Congress has drawn new concern among the indepen- dent operators in Abilene. The latest action comes from Ihe House Ways and Means Committee in regard to phasing our the depletion allowance. Since the tax reform act of depletion has been set at 22 per cent. It had previously been per cent, having been first adopted in 1920. Two of the committee mem- bers, Herman T. .Sclinecbe- li, R-Pa., and Rep. Sam (lib- boos, H-Fla., have advanced a concept that would bring a grad- ual wipe-on! by slicing away at Ihe rale of two or three per cent each year so thai depletion provision would vanish after seven or eight years. THE DEPLETION allowance provides Ibat 22 per cent of gross income from petroleum property can be deducted from la.xablc income up lo half the taxable net income. Oilmen say Ihe depletion al- lowance is needed due to the high risk in (billing exploratory wells. They say this will hint investment capital and will cause a bigger decline in drill- ing. This is Ihe (bird time in recent weeks that operators have been confronted with a big issue from Washington. First the Mouse voted to rollback oil prices, and Ihe Senate did likewise. This ac- tion was vetoed by President Nixon. AN EMERGENCY meeting uf representatives of oil and gas associations will be held in Washington Sunday to consider the action of the House Ways and Means Committee. Glen Michel, executive vice president of the- West Central Texas Oil i- Gas Assn., said Fri- day morning of Ihe local association would at- tend the meeling. It was not known al that lime who would atlend. The meeling was called by John .Miller, president of the Independent Petroleum Assn. of America. .Michel said ]X'troleum is not Ihe only thing covered in deple- tion, "il should lie termed as a mineral depletion because there is some percentage depletion on 111 different minerals." .said .Michel, lie explained thai petro- leum was the only item being mentioned for a cut or being phased oul. AHII.EMANS feel the committee action "is another al- lack on the oil industry......I'his will further hurl drilling and add to the energy .said Michel. depletion is vilal lo tile independent operator be- cause it furnishes a large pan of his risk capital and without il lie is unable lo continue Ins search for the needed said Michel. "Wbcjii -d small oil operator drills a dry hole, he has nothing lo charge it against like Ihe ma- jor companies." he added. "There seems lo lie no end lo what Congress will do lo hurl said Michel. This is just another non- be added. The action will result in coslli- er drilling, and in Hie. long run Ibis will be passed along to the consumer, the Abileniaus feel. Michel thinks the "attacks by Congress" on the petroleum in- dustry will nol cease until the November elections are over, lie believes representatives and senators are 'using the oil in- duslry as a whipping boy" lo win liioir way hack into office. TIIK AlllI.ENTANS slated Ilial some congressmen have said Unit mineral depletion WHS noL doing the job because Ihc inihis- Iry was not finding Ihe nation's needed reserves.. were doing a good job unlil Ilic gov- ernment started meddling, be- ginning with Ihe. Federal Power Commission' price said Michel. f o r in campaign financing should be broader public dis- lie said. Nixon's eight-page message listed Ihesc specific financing proposals: No individual could contrib- ute more Ihan to any Senate or House candidate or more Ihan S15.0IUI lo anv oresi- ilenlial candidate. These limils would apply separately in pri- maries, runoffs and general elect ions. cash coulribiiliini above S5II. no donalioiis from foreign- ers, no loans and no donation of such non-money assets as slocks would be allowed. other than political parties, such as the Commillcc nn Politi- cal Education or various in- dustry political action com- mittees, could not donate dii'eclly lo a candidate. Thi'v could continue conliibuting to political parlies. contribution.'; to a candi- date could (low through only one commiilee and would have lo deposited in a single bank. An independent federal elections commission would su- pervise federal election law. taking over functions now scat- tered amongst Ihe House, Sen- ale and comptroller general. Nixon scheduled a u a t i o n wide rail o address al p.m. today to discuss tlie cam- paign reform proposals. In the dilty Iricks area. Nixon said existing laws "are unclear and have been unevenly and sometimes unfairly enforced through selective prosecution.'' iMo.sl it'ccndy a Nixon cam- paign operalive, Donald Si'- School Board Ballot Places Are Decided William 11. i Willie i Main' drew the lop spnt on the ballot for Ihe April 6 Abilene School Hoard election in a drawing of Hie can- didates held Friday morning lit the school administration build- ings. Candidates for Place I, first on the ballot, are lianc: .li'rimie Whilmill; Dr. Karl Harrison; Mrs. William K. (Margai'eli lin- lledge: and Wally Hullington. Place n candidates will appeal' in Hie following order: Harry N. lloivcll: Paul Grohmaii: Dr. Herman Schafl'er: Jimmy Dan Hourland; Hoyce Wayne Mc- Kiiizii'; and Kent Hook. Place u candidates, in order listing, arc: Mrs. Claud iTid) McAden; Ed Cole: Mrs. Jack i.loycei McC.lolhlin: Ham Mid- dlcbrooks and Chuck Harrison. WEATHER oncl '50. Sunscl loil niglil. sunnse Iwny: sunset lorvqhl: 7.41. WHS (-OnVLCU'Cl SOIl- ;i fake lollcr during I Florida campaign primtiry in 1W72. Morals Count Names Austin Sports Head AUSTIN (API Hav- en Sr.. athletic director of Aus- tin schools, and four other Auslinilcs were charged Thurs- day nighl by police wilb pelling HH> prostitution" of a Ili- year-ohl girl, the Austin Anieri- can-Stalesiuan said. The Aiiiei ican-Slale.sman said in a copyright story Iliat Hav- en. 51. whose foolball learns al Austin Reagan High School won HiiTi' stale championships, was charged before Justice of Peace Jim McMurlry along with Mcl.aughlin Polerson. Dr. liiibbic Joe .Smilli, 42; Audrey Anne McDonald, 28; and Ilicliard L. 25. "M's a liiinchjAf lies.1' Haven said alter Police LI. Hollon Gregory of tin1 vice squad filed Ihe charges allcr presenting evidence lo the Travis Connly grand jury Thursday afternoon. Raven was released on bond and and Smith on S3.0IM bonds. Peterson was leported out of town. The woman was charged with bolh compelling j.iVMituti-ju and with co m raUng ID the de- linquency of a minor. A total bond of SG.IIOI) was set. (ircgory said police became involved two weeks ago when thi: pareiils of Ihe Hi-vear-old girl, who live in Houston, railed j n i' c n i I c aullioriljes and claimed ihi'ir daughter had been "lical up" al I lie resi- dence u-lierc .she lived m Aus- tin, (irrsiory said UK; girl, an- gered at her injury, gave police infomi.ilion which led to Hie ar- resls. Cregory would nol say how [Milicc giilhci'cd informalion lo back up Ilicir charges but said "we have double-type evi- dence." Walls Listed First On Council Ballot Don alls, candidate for Place 5 in the April 2 cily coun- cil elect ion. will be listed first among rive names on ihe ballot as a le.siill of a drawing held Friday at Cily hall. Tin- drawing, conducted by Cily Sccroliiry liulh Ifodgin. is an C'li'dion code requirement de- signed to give each candidate an chance al being lisied fnsl. Following Walls on the ballot will be Dycss Sgl. Hilly K. Hen- ley and Dallas Strickland Tor Place and Place ti candidate.'; Harwell Harbor and David J Haley. The three indcpcmlenls, Wans Henley and Haley, attended the drawing in person. Kolioit Cris- ham. campaign manager for Citizens for Better Covernmenl candiilales Slrickland and bcr, drew for them a.s both were out o[ luwn. Grid Money Viewed as School Issue lill.I. KOHICI1TS Assistant Sports Kdilor "I Ihink il's time for Ihe peo- ple of Abilene lo decide on tlie type of alhlelic program that they wanl lo have. And 1 think they're going lo have thai op- portunity at (he nc'.l school board eleclion." tt'hcllicr Ihis .statement by Jctry Tliorinahlcii, who resigned DA Investigator Talks About Job Fernando Rocha, invest- igator for Dist. Ally. Ed Paynter since 1969, talks about his job in on interview wilh staff wriler Don Flores on Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX AmiisemcnlJ 5C Bu'iincis Mirror 8C Bridge 6C Cloisilk-d 2-9O Comics 7C Editorials 4A Horoscope 8C Hoipitcl Palienls 3A Obiluarios 6A To Your Gcnd Hcollh 6C TV TV 5C lasl week as head football coach al Abilene High School, brought it about or not, the next school board race in the Key Oily has lurried inlo qnile an affair. Sixteen have On-own their hat.i inlo Ihc ring, and mosl lend to agree thai there is an athlelic problem in the city of Abilene1 and Ibat it is an issue in llu1 campaign. Thormahlcn continued, ''They have lo decide if Ihcy wanl a program lhal can compete in District 5-AAAA or if they want an intramural participation pro- gram." A Fit [DAY morning slory lasl week, Thormahlcn reporfed- ly was critical of some school board members whom, he said, pave in to a tennis proup on a project for several new corn-Is. lie reportedly said ihe money should have gone lo beef up Hie football prof-ram.-, his argu- ment being lhal foolball pays Ihc bills and tennis doe.sn'l. News Analysis "When you let your football pro- gram suffer, the olher sporls eventually suffer, lno. I'm nol agninsl a good tennis he conliiuicil. "but il all stalls when a good football program lo bring in Ihc revenue.'' Does Abilene's foolball pro- gram bring in enough revenue lo pay for olher sports? Mrs. Claud (Till) McAden, the incumbent in Place fi, said it did ai one lime, but claims dial's changed. (Two reasons are in- volved: foolball receipts, though slill profit-making, are not as high as Ihcy once -.vcrc. and the board has allocated more money lo olher sprjrls in recent years.) "In recent years, foolball re- ceipts were really a major part of Ihe athlclic income bill Ihesc reccipls have fallen helnw whal used lo be and it became necessary lo move money from Ihe general fund lo help balance things out. Al one lime, football paid Ihc wav fur everything, with Hie receipts from champi- onships anil playoffs. Il doesn't anymore." .MliS. McADKN pmnled lo the fact lhal. in 11172, for the first lime, the sclinnl board had lo appropriate money inlo Ihe alb- lelic luiul. According lo business manager David 1 liner, this mon- ey came from the school sys- tem's general fuatl Id help pay Ihe bills. Il was Ihc first year this had to be clone, and il was drine lo Ihc lime of l-'or Ihp fiscal year of 1071-72, it look Ilial exact animinl lo balance Ihc alhlelic fund. lp'or Ihc1 amount was cnl In Slln.l'OII. but il diiln I bal- ance the budgi'l it left Ihe alhlelic fund in Die red by N'ol thai foolball didn'i maki- any money. In fad. il was the iiniy sporl that did. l-'onlbaH iidmissioos bronghl in for Ihc year while c c n d i I n r c s ucu- a plus difference n! I.jifoilnnalrly. Ilic n I h c r sports baskclball. base-lull, li.ick, viillcyball. golf, loiinis. .swimming and gymnastics losi leaving a miiiiis difforcncc of Add to lhal the general and other ex- penses of Hie athletic fund and Ihc loial expenditures came lo TIIK TOTAL revenue from that same period came lo a minus difference of minus the liiim liir general luntl and lhal leaves the 2.1 deficit. lictated story. I'g. 61! "We have enlarged our sporls program, but as expenses have risen, the athletic fund jusl can'l take can- of Mis. McAden .said. In simple leims. according to Mis. McAden. Ihc football pro- gr.im doesn't carry Ihe athletic jn'ogram anyinote or doivs it'.' got lo carry your program because Ihere'.s no in- come from all your spring sporu. There's sonic Income Irom baskelball and say.s W. (Shorty i l.awson. alhlelic director lor the Abilene Public Schools. "11 ju.sl hasn't been doing il." So. what is there lo poinl lo a necessity of pulling an emphasis

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