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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSc TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES YEArTNO. 308 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 21, 1974 i 25c SUA'DAY -He State Tax Friends Honor Omar Tributes Include Bronze Bust, Telegrams from Of hers once In a lifetime' JU.S. Rep. Omar Burleson lokl about persons gathered in Anson Saturday to lion- him that "this is a once in a lifetime experience 1 wish I could tell all of- you how appreciative we are." (Staff Photo by John Davis) lly JAMES KOYKTT Reporter-News Stale Kdilor ANSON About per- sons jammed ihc Jones Coun- ty Courthouse Square here Saturday (o show their for U.S. Itep. Omar Burleson. Saturday was officially pro- claimed "Friends of 'Omar Burlesoii Bay" in all of (he 33 counties in (lie 17lh Congres- sional District which Burleson serves. In ceremonies at 7 p.m., a bronze bust of the congress- man was unveiled. The bust was placed on a marble pedes- lal at the foot of the north steps of the Jones County Courthouse. CONGRESSMAN Bob Poase of Waco, Olin Teague of Col- lege Station. Boh Casey of Houston and O.C. Fisher of San Angelo were on hand lo help honor Buvleson. Burleson was first honored at a coffee at the High School from lo p.m. Mean- while, af the Firs! United Methodisl Church, Mrs. Tiurlc- sou was having a tea in her honor. Visitors lo Anson had about an hour's rest between the cof- fee and tea before digging inlo a barbecue supper served by the Texas Trails Cliuckwagon group from Albany. The Albany Fandangle members presented a sampler of the show before formal un- veiling ceremonies took place. B.F. Gist, chairman of the group which put together (lie celebration Saturday, told the persons gathered that the idea for the event was born in Eastlaiid County about a year and a half to two years ago and ho praised the Eastland County residents for sharing and involving every county in (lie 17th Congressional District in the celebration. Gist said the Congressman received telegrams from each of the 23 members of the Tex- Judge Orders Mil By HAHOU) IHGGINS Associated Press Writer MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) The Reserve Mining Co., which produces 15 per cent of the iron ore used in this conn- try's blast furnaces, was or- dered shut down Saturday by a federal judge. The specific ruling by U.S. District Judge Miles Lord or- dered the company to halt dis- charge of wastes into Lake Su- perior and the air as of i Realtor Begins Today Realtors are planning several activities during National Realtor Week, which begins today. Sec- tion F of today's edition gives details of the week and features about many of the men in the profes- sion. a.m. Sunday. That in effect closes Reserve's processing plant at Silver Bay, Minn., and its taconitc mine at Bab- bitt and throws employes who earn million a year out of work. The company said it was shutting down at midnight Sat- urday bul issued a statement saying it would appeal Lord's decision. The ruling culminated a nine-month trial in which tiie Justice Department accused Reserve, which operales on Uike Superior in northeast Minnesota, of polluting the lake with its discharge. Lord's order demands that Kcservc ball the discharge of rock wastes that result from the production of (aconite, :i grade of ore used in the pro- duction of steel. Taconilc is mined by Reserve at Babbitt is turned inlo iron ore al the company's Silver Bay planl Al miles away. II is lo- caled on the Minnesota-Wis- consin border, al tiie tip of Lake Superior. Reserve President Edward il. Furness said, in a stale- in enl: "In the interests nf the com- pany's employes, in the interests of the thousands of people in northeastern' Minne- sota who will feel the econom- ic impact of this decision, and in Ibe interests of the nation's urgent need for continuing steel production, we have in- structed counsel to immedia'e- ly explore and assess all legal options available to us." "Reserve's discharge cre- ates a serious health hazard to (he people exposed lo said Lord in a 13-page memoran- dum accompanying the deci- sion. "The exact scope of this potential health hazard is im- possible lo accurately quantify al this time." Lord said earlier thai Ihcrc was sufficient evidence ID show that asbestos fibers, which come into Lake Suocri- M.T Cornelius, Longtime Abilene Businessman, Dies M.T. Cornelius, 77, longlime Abilene businessman, died al p.m. Saturday at his home at 1142 Grape after an illness of several months. Funeral sen-ice will be al p.m. Monday in the El- lioll-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. The Hev. Tim Temple of Wichita Falls will officiate. He will be as- sisted by John Taylor, Abilene Church of Christ minister. Burial will follow in Elimvood Memorial Park. Marshall Thompson Corne- lius was born Aug. 1S96. in Waco. He married Bessie Sparks Miller May IS, 1917. in Santa Anna. The couple moved lo Abilene from Rang- er in 1920 and in 1933 he estab- lished the M.T. Cornelius Mu- sic Co. Mr. Cornelius retired !rom that business in 19GQ and established the M.T. Cornelius Furniture Co., which he and operated until six months ago when he sold the business. Mr. Cornelius attended the Bible Center. He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Airs. William A. Helm of Colorado City, Mrs. Gene McGchec of Albu- tjiiertiue, K.M., and Mrs. Bob Hcycr of San Carlos, Calif.: two sons, Marshall T. Jr., of Mineral Wells nnd Gereld B. of Denver, Colo.; two broth- ers, A.B. of Graham and Vic- tor of KastlanS; one sister, Mrs. Florine Miller of Easl- land: 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Cornelius was preceded in death by one son, two grandchildren and one great- grandchild. M. T. services Monday to Close or in the Reserve discharge, constitute a public health haz- ard to the thousands who de- pend on the lake for their drinking water. Inside Todoy Putnam Flea Market Sells 'Digniiied Junk' Photographer John Davis and staff writer Mike Murphey offer an inside view of the Putnam Flea Market, a place where the owner seHs 'dignified junk.' Pg. 17A. Reporter-News Arts Editor Alice Miller takes a look at preparations for the 1974 Albany Fandangle in Setting the Scene. Pg IB. U.S. Rep. Wright Potman is fighting for his political life against two primary foes but his main oppon- ent is age. Pg. 14A. Being a substitute teacher has some special head- aches involved. Four Ab- ilene substitutes give their views. See Page ID. Abilene Events Calendar 2B Amusements 1-48 Austin Notebook 5A Berry's WorlJ 4A Big Country Calendar 3B Books................. 4t 41 Business Ncwi 22A 9-15C Crossword Pgult HA Editorials 4A Form News 15.UC Horoscope............ 18A Hospital Palientj Jumble Puzile Morkcls 10-m Obituaries Oil m Recordi'rwti 38 Setting five Scene IB Sports V8C Texas 23A TSis Week in West Tcnos UA Today in Hiitoiy ISA To Your Good Hcoftli ____ ISA TV Tab l.Ul Women's Ncwi 1-UD as Congressional Delegation, Speaker of the House Carl Al- bert, Senators John Tower and Lloyd Bentsen, Gov. Dolph liriseoe, Texas House speaker Price Daniel Jr., Sen. Grant Vice President Gerald Ford and President Nixon. GIST HEAD the telegram from Nixon, which stated: "For 28 years Omar Burleson has worked for (he people of the 17th Congressional District in a way that has inspired bqlh Ihcir confidence and friendship. I am happy to be included among Ihc Friends of Omar Burleson and I fully share in the sentiments of your special tribute to him on this occasion. My warmest good wishes go out'to him and I applaud the good judgment of his constituents in repeated- ly returning a man of his cali- ber to serve in our nation's capitol." Just prior lo the unveiling, Juan Dell, sculptress who did the bust, said, must ap- plaud you for choosing (his long lasting tribute to such a man as Omar Burleson. have grown lo love and appre- ciate and I respect greatly Congressman Burleson." When Burleson stood to make his response, he re- ceived his third standing ova- tion of the night. lie said, "Tins is a humbling and touching experience. Judge (Leon) Thu rm o n, (Jones County I ha- ven't looked at it (the bust) yet but I think you've got it. It looks like it would be a little difficult to rope and drag off. "AN HONOR such as this can come only once in a life- time. "When I first learned of this event, I did not know what to think I hope lhat we have the opportunity to share' your love for many years to come. "Many blessings have come our way over the years-and I am looking forward to more over the coming years." Mrs. Ruth Burleson said she remembered well about 28 years ago when she and the Congressman made their first trip back to Anson from Wash- ington when Burleson was first elected. "There were a few printed signs in the windows and even some printed in chalk on the sidewalks. I thought that was the most wonderful coming home there could be. "If there is anyone out there that 1 haven't hugged and kissed yet, I will be here as long as you are. "I am grateful, we are gralcful for what you have done for us. You have shared our sorrows and you have shared our joys. You have made it possible for us." SHK SAID thai when she Sec HONOR, Pg. 2A, Col. 3 Look alikes Photographer John Davis able to catdi both long, and short, of U.S. Rep. Omar Burleson at a cele- bration Saturday in which the bronze bust in the lower portion of the picture was unveiled. Sadat Lauds U.S. Peace Push, Okays Envoy's Credentials CAIRO (API President Anwar Sadat praised Presi- dent Nixon's peace efforts in Ihc Middle East as he accept- ed the credentials of the first A in e r i c a n ambassador to Egypt since the June 1867 war. "The wisdom of President Nixon and continuing efforts of Dr. Kissinger have made possible in (he region for Die first time in 26 years I hope the efforts will achieve their Sadat said Saturday. "1 hope that you carry my best wishes in our friend Pres- ident Nixon and all wishes to the American people and my besl wishes for your success in your mission." Sadat lold V.S. Ambassador Hermann Kilts. When Kills handed in his credential letter said: "This is a chance to open a new page in our relations." 4 Area Towns Get Rain U. S. Weather Service fore- caster Frank Cannon said Sat- urday that if Abilene could have just been moved 30 miles cast Saturday night it would have received a good vain. As il was, the city received very scattered and light sliow- evs. he said. Cannon said he noticed one light shower directly nvef downtown, but lhat the airnoti received no measurable pre- cipitation at all. However, several wa towns reported substantial rainfall and strong winds. Kastland reported that it ic- ccivcd .80 oi an inch in one- half hour and marble-sized hail, while Cisco received .75 inch rain and pea-sized hail. Tuscola reported .40 inch and Winters .3D. Cannon said Abilene missut the rain because the tin-: nf thunderstorms formed after the front moved through llur city. Although he said there had been a very good chaucci of rain Saturday night.-lie pre- dicted only light clouds Sunday and Monday with no chance of rain. Sadat then made (lie unu- sual gesture of talking 15 min- utes with Kilts and then walk- ing him down the hallway lo the staircase of Abdin Palace. Protocol calls for one min- ute or sn of talk and tlien an escort officer normally walks Hie "civ envoy down the hall. The ceremony marked the mvimplion of full diplomatic relations between the United Stales and Egypt for Ihe first time since the 1967 war. On Friday, Nixon accepted the credentials of Egypt's new ambassador In the United States. Ashraf Gnortail. The Cairo presentation was the first time in two years that Sadat greeted a new am- bassador. Vice President Hus- sein Shafei has been taking in credentials from ambassadors since 1872. It was also the fir.st time in m-cnt history lhat an Egyp- tian army band played the U.S. national anlhcm, Kills said afterwards. He said be was "personally very touched to hear the Star Spangled Ban- ner."   

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