Abilene Reporter News, June 28, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

June 28, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Abilene, Texas the "WITHOUT OR WJTH 'OFFENSE TO.FRIENDS OR'FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT !84TH YEAR, NO. 11 PHONE 6734271 AEILENJE, TEXAS, 79C.Q4, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGKS IN T11KEK SECT IONS Assofiateil Press Packed For By .MARSHA COMSTOCK Reporter-News Staff Writer Cindy Hall has her suitcase filled with'new "nighties" and she's ready and to go. trip Cindy, is going to. lake.would be a nightmare to mosL people. But Cindy is' ready- for her trip to San Antonio for heart etherization and later open heart surgery. In fact, slie is excited arid anxious. She and her'mother, Mrs. .leanelte Hall, don't leave until .July 23, but Cindy is ready lo go now. She understands as much about what is going to happen to her as a five-year- old can. When Cindy was. three weeks old doctors discovered a hole in her heart. They de- cided lo wait for surgery until she was auout live. "THE DOCTORS say thai it is the perfect age for this type of Mrs. Hall said. While Mrs. Hal] talks of Cin- dy's adventure, Cindy sits im- patiently on Hie couch burying her head in the cushions, laughing about being the cen- ter of attraction again. "The hole in her heart didn't close when it should Mrs. Hall said. The doctors told Mrs. Hall that Cindy would be line until she reached about 20-years- old. Then her lungs would be- gin to scar. To look at Cindy one would never guess that she is about to have a four lo five week stay in the hospital. She is as active as any 5-year-old. She with her broth- ers and sister and bounces up and down on the courli when someone mentions either licr name or -San Antonio. THE HEART callicrixaiiflii. Involves an incision in her leg for a wire to be run into her artery, Mrs. Hall said. A dye will be placed in it so doctors can follow the path and see more clearly Cindy's problem. She doesn't take any medi- cine now, buL she does have lo work lo get her liny body in tip-top shape. The dentist. dis: covered two cavities in her mouth that must he fixed be- fore her heart surgery. .She will lake antibiotics to clear up any type of infection, Cindy has been to San Anto- nio a couple of times liefore. She chose her own doclor since she is somewhat bashful around women and wanted "the man doclor" instead, Mrs. Hall said. "She enjoys all the atten- tion. The doctors baby her around and they think she is just something else. When they would give her all that chalky to drink she would sip away. And when they attached the many wires to her chest she was perfectly Mrs. Hall said. CINDY HALL READY TO GO open .heart surgery diic July JIUS. HALL has told Cindy about, the incision they will make in her leg and the sur- gery itself. But she didn't tell her. what open surgery was all "She just thinks they are going to go in .there and take the iiole Mrs. Hall said. Cindy's brothers and sister think she is pretty special, partly because of her "neat" operation and partly tecause she is Ihe baby of lite fauiily. is 1C, Dennis, 15, Den- ise. 11 and Joey, 6. "I'm the baby of the family, but not a Cindy quickly added. Cindy will be at Wilfrmhllall Army hospital for about four lo five weeks. Mrs. Hall will slay wilh Cindy, pail of the lime and in a guest house when Cindy.wan'L nceri her all jiighl. Airs. Hall has -gotten .her other children almost ready for school should she have lo slay in San Antonio longer than expected. Relatives in Abilene will watch after the rest of the Hall family. IF BEING in, the right franie of mind has anything to do wilh the .success of open heart surgery Cindy will sure- ly do well. She would be ready lo go today if it were ;July 23. The heart callicrjzation will be performed July 25 and the open heart surgery July 31.' "The doctors ihink.-every- thing is going 16 be Mrs. Hall said. "She's just going lo he great and ready for kindergarten -.like everyone else." All That Glitters Is Spectacular The Big Country July 4 Spectacu- lar is only years old, but it is already becoming a firm tradition for Abilene and area patriots. This year's version have 'more glitter and less talk.' Story, Pg. 1 B. NEWS INDEX WEATHER -SB Brjdqc Business Mirror 9A Connies 7B Editorials 4A i Hospital Patients 5A Obiluaries 2A SD3TI3 1-4C To Your Gocd Hcallh 7A Travel IO-I1A -Loo 6B TV Scciif 6B Women's 2-3B U.S. DEPHHIMENT OF COMMERCE National Wealhcr Service Map, Pg. 5A> ABILeNE AND VICINITY (10-mile roalijj) Mosfly fair with aller- nocns through Solurdcy.-. High Friday in Ihe mirfdle 9Cs end overnignl in Ihe upper High Saturday In upper 9Qs south winds 10 lo 20 mph. Nigh ond low for 74-hours ending 9 a.m.: 91 and I 93 Nixon, Red Okay 3 Ventures By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer MOSCOW President Nixon and Soviet leader Leon- id I.- Brezhnev achieved Ilic first concrete results of their summit today, agreeing on (hree cooperative -ventures, in- cluding research and develop- ment on an avliticial heart. The two other agreements involve cooperation in (lie housing field and in energy development. The agreement on heart re- search contemplates joint ef- forts to improve synthetic car- diac valves and to develop artificial hearts. In addition, researchers from both coun- tries would' seek ways la ex- tend Hie operational life or cardiac pa e e in a k c r s anil would work together lo im- prove diagnostic techniques aimed at heading off heart at- tacks by parly deleclion of Llood supply disorders. They also would try lo de- velop instruments lo detect and treat heart ailments of children. Under the accord, the Iwo countries would exchange models of artificial hearts and oilier devices for testing and would publish Ihe results of joint research efforts. Under the housing and con- slruction agreement, special efforts would be made to de- velop, criteria for'building in areas and in regions effected by climatic extremes, such as arctic cold and desert heal. The energy agree in c n I called for a broad ;md bal- anced range of joint research and development programs on conventional and unconven- tional energy forms, cnviroii- mental problems related lo energy, and ways lo restrain energy usage. Brezhnev, noted, however, that tlie process of detente has only "traversed tlie first, and that much work lies ahead" that will .require a sense of purpose and good will. He also said the summit Anson Mayor to Assume Jones County Tax Post By GARY BALDRIDGE Heporler-News Staff Writer ANSON Jones County will have a new lax assessor- collector Monday morning, as Anson Mayor Herman Reeves resigns to take over the post vacated by Louis Johnson. Johnson informed Jones County commissioners in mid-May, .of his intentions to step down, effective June .10, and the commissioner's court appointed Reeves to fill the vacancy until the Nov. 0 gen- eral election. A 65-year-old veteran of years in Ihe office, Johnsou cited a number of reasons for his resignation. While enjoying good health tic wanted lo take Hie leisure time not afforded by his county senicc, he said. 'He added'that he consulted with staff members of the state comptroller's office and decided that June 30, the end of the state fiscal year, "was Ihe most convenient time for all involved." AT THAT TIME lie said he believed the office would be in its best condition, with paper up to dale and a lull in lax.money transactions. But. despite his other argu- ments, Johnson said lie still would have quit Jan. 31, buL for the, heavy work load "in voter registrations caused by a redislriclirig of commission- ers' precincts and voter pre- cincts. And at least one. other reason weighed in favor of resigna- tion, Johnson said. HERMAN REEVES (o change jobs "The.public doesn't have a very'good regard for people in political .offices in -general he said wilh a laugh. "I would prefer lo be remcm- Iwred for my work in real estate or something else rallier than as a His replacement, Jieeves, is a 57-year-old farmer who has served as Anson's may- or for the past four years. Hold- er of a bachelor of science de- gree in horticulture from Texas Tech, Reeves was county super- visor, of the Farm Security Ad- ministration (now called Farm- ers Home Administration) -in' 19-12. AFTER 16 YEAH of iscrvicc wilh the U.S. Department of Ag- Fandangle Weather Gadget Misses Chance for Fame By SUSIE STOLEN Reporler-News Staff Writer The 1 jghlning Streak Weather Machine missed a once in a year chance lo "do its thing" Thursday in the Foil Griffin Fandangle Parade in Albany as it failed to produce rain in Al- bany and any other place in the Big Country. Richard Middlebrook of Al- bany, owner and operator of the machine, assured Albany ranch- er Watt Matthews during Ihe pa- rade that "for a certain sum f certainly could make il but the price was too high ap- parently. However, one real culprit for Ihe current dry spell is an upper level high pressure system cen- tered over New Mexico and Ari zona, said D. W. Eck, forecaster wilh the National Weather Serv- ice al Abilene Municipal Air- porl. "IT'S STAY1CD there for llnee weeks and has pretty well blocked out any rain for he said. The nearest thunderstorms lo Abilene are wcsl and northwest of the Key City, Eck said, and are expected to slay there. Meanwhile, weathermen will close out precipitation records for June with only 1.03 inch, un- less something unexpected hap- pens over the weekend. The normal for Ihe month is 2.82 inches wilh last year's June precipitation totaling 2.2] inch- es. As the month closes, the final word from forecasters remains "glim" for rain. Lack of Usage Cut Mail Box Sites By EIJJE RUCKEB (j. happened all Ihe street corner mail boxes in town? A. Surveys were taken on the amount of mail picked up and those not. used vcj-y often were removed, says Ihc carrier fore- man for Ihe post office. Notices were posted on the boxes scheduled tor removal, no pro- tests were heard so those boxes were moved. 'Wilh only two or three letters a day in a box, it just wasn't paying off." Q. I bave a friend wno once lived in the slate Washington. She says Ihc tKere haven't any screens on their windows because they haven't any (Iks .or mosquitoes. Is Ihis true? A. Not really. Our expert bug man, ACC's Tioy Shake, says there may be a few islands without snakes but nearly everybody has lo put up with Hies and mosquitoes.'They're pretty universally distributed in Canada, 'the Arctic and even Alaska has a bad mos-' quilo problem. In fact, Shake says (lie big- gest concentrations of flies and mosquitoes arc found in. northern slates. Possibly your friend lived in a seclion of Washington with a strong ocean wind thai blew away the flies. Action t.ine noticed once that parts of I.os Angeles had no window screens and very few flies. We assumed the smog got 'em. Q. Which animals in our zoo arc en- dangered species? I'm taking a group of children out there and I'd like (o point out particularly these animals and bints. A. Show them the Bengal Tigers, Coreop- sis Geese, Swinhqo Pheasant, Aldabrn Giant Tortoise, American Alligator a bum- mer lhat Louisiana is slaughtering so many each says the zoo Bald Kiigle, Golden Eagle and Hie Polar Bears, lied Kangaroos are being killed off by the thousands in Australia because they trample the'who.it crops; arc now on fire endangered species list. Not rare and endangered, but of interest lo Ihe children are the East African Crown Cranes. In 1971 (he zoo paid for three; today Ihc're worth apiece because they can't be brought into Ihe U.S. anymore. If yon'have just a small group, slop by Hie zoo office for a docenl guide sheet lo carry around with you. Heal live walking guides'arc available for larger groups, wilh advance notice. Q. If I were (o write (he American Medical Assn. complaining of treatment given by a doctor, conld the contents of (he letter be used as grtoiHls (or a libel suit by Ine diclor being criticized? I'd like (o send in a report on one particular doctor but I don't have the money (o finance any kind of court ac- tion, nor would I wanl My only aim is for the action of the doclor lo he on record. A. C- Lincoln W'illiston, who is executive director of the Texas Medical Assn. in Aus- tin, says from his opcricncc a Idler of complaint should not result in any legal action. But he did advise you to lie careful with the facts and have evidence to back up your story. lie suggests your letter will be handled more quickly if directed lo your county medical society. When the AHA gets a let- ter like this, it's forwarded to the Texas Medical Assn., Ihcn on lo Ihe counly asso- ciation. V.'illislon says counly medical associations have public grievance commiltces lhat should give you a fair and private hearing. Or if Ihe doctor is not a member of the cmmly association, scml your letter to the Texas Slate Board of Medical Examiners in Austin. Address questions (o Action Line. Box Abilene, Texas Names will nol be used but questions must be signed and address listed. Please include Icl- cuhonc numbers if possible. ricnltiirc in .several: areas of North, and West Texas, Reeves returned to Ahsoii in 1064 to lake up Tunning operations and work with Texas Kami Bureau Insur- ance. Reeves has spent the last few weeks learning his new job. "I think it's going to uc very he says of the as- sessor-collector's position. "It's certainly a challenge, and Jtr. Johnson is certainly leaving the office in excellent condition." So far, Heeves has' been Hit only official applicant for the job on a permanent basis. The Jones CoiinlyDemocratic Exec- utive Committee is taking appli- cations, through Aug. 15, said Moody Galbrealh, counly Demo-. cralic chairman. ON SEPT. 4, the Kxccuiivc Committee will mccl. to choose Ihe party's nominee for the Nov. H ballot. Galbi'cath. said lie is this weekend to make sure about particular points of -the 'election code re- garding procedure for filling the vacancy. Although Reeve's is the only formal applicariftlius far, Cial- bre'alh said; he lias had indica- tions that'several more will ap- ply for Uie nomination. meetings wove marked by a diplomatic way of saying the Iwo sides have major points of diver- gence.. Brezhnev iilso gave assur- ances there would be iio "se- cret an appar- ent reference lo a dcbale In United Stales concerning .allegations lhat so-called hole's in Ihc 1972 nuclear pact were later closed in secret ne- gotiations. 'Nixon called: off his plan o visil Star City on Saturday to inspect the Ira'iiiiiig of Ameri- and Soviet spacemen. White House Press Secretary Konald L. Hicgler said Hie 'President and Brezhnev bad decided lo use Ihe time "for working sessions, consull at ion and negotiations." Star Cily, only 17 miles 'from Moscow, had undergone a major refurbishing in expec- tation of Hie President's visit. added, "There Is much on Ihe agenda and the and general secrc- .tary decided.lo make tomor- a working day." Nixon aiul Brezhnev got down to the business of their third summit meeting earlier in the day. ".We have a list'that sail! 'Brezhnev, slrelchiiig his --amis wide for an inquiring American newsman. And first on it "is the strengthening of friendly relations.'.1 "The main talks bc- .ginning said the Sovi- et leader as lie waited forNix- 'h'nMo arrive, al "his. Kremlin office. "Basically, yesterday, we just exchanged speeches." Nixon started his day with a to the lomb-of the Soviet unknown soldier beneath the Kremlin wall to place the cus- tomary wreath, llis arrival at Brev.hnev's office was delayed 15 minutes when he made, an unscheduled slop lo shake hands "some of the 'hundreds' of Russians watch- ing from beliind police barri- cades. one Russian woman shouted lo the Presi- dent. Holding On Gary Smilli of Abilene was one of Hie tough competi- tors in tlie hiill riding of (lie first performance of Ihe J2lli Annual Baircl Junior Rodeo Wednesday niglil. There were 25 cowboys entered in the hull riding alone for Ihc first night's compctilion. The rodeo continues each day al 8 p.m. through Saturday al the Callahan County Sheriff Posse Arenn on Old High- way 80 just cast of Baird. (Staff plioto by J. T. Smith) ;

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