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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, Abilene, Texas 8Wene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 84TH YEAR, NO. 28 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 15, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press JANET COX counseling with heart patient Stall Photo by Dun lllklir Shefs a 'Broken Hearts' Evangelist I, I By EUJE RUCKER Spectacular Fireworks Purchased for Q. We really enjoyed the fireworks display at. Sho'twell Stadium on July J. Can you tell us how much it cost to buy the fireworks'.' A. Bob McCathren, project chairman of this year's Big Country July 4th Spectacu- lar, said the fireworks They were purchased from a firm in Houston, he said. McCathren said the fireworks are paid for from the sale of American Hags to-get into the Spectacular and from a percentage of the concession sales. He said that if there were any loss the Chamber of Commerce would make up the difference. Q. Do you know if there have been any laws Recently passed prohibiting a car owner from selling bis odometer .back before making a trade-in for a new car? -A. In January 1973 it became illegal to change an odometer in order to hide the real mileage on a vehicle. The law, which is part of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act of 1973, went into effect March The law requires that anyone who sells a motor vehicle must give to the buyer a written, signed statement containing all that the seller knows to be true or untrue about Ihe vehicle's odometer reading and ils actual mileage. The penalty provides for three limes Ihe damages suffered'or whichever is greater, plus altorney's fees aiid court costs. You do not have to prove damages in order to recover these amounts. You need anly to establish that your odometer was in error and that the seller knew of the error and failed to disclose it or made a false disclosure statement with the in- tent to defraud, Q. fs it legal to buy, sell or possess foreign gold coins in Texas? A. The manager of Buz Sawyer Coins al 217 Butternut said it is legal to buy, sell or possess the coins if tlrey are dated be- fore 1959. He said it is legal to have gold coins dated later than 1959. Q. 1 lave silver vegetable bowl I WMM like sell. yon tell me where I cwU sell It? Thanks. A. Our classified ad manager, J. T. LaRoque, thinks he has a perfect place to sell your bowl. Take out a classified ad in Ihe Reporter-News, whal else? Adress qM.stlons to Action Line, Abilene, Texas Names will Ml be used but questions must he Signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. By MAllSHA COMSTOCK Reporter-News Staff Writer She could be called an evange- list for those with broken hearts. Hut more realistically, Janet Cox combines her faith with her own experiences lo share with heart palienls. She lias gone through Ihe menial and physical pain of spending much of her life in a hospital bed. She has had open heart surgery twice..Janet Cox understands the feelings of fear and anxiety that confront pa- tients about to face heart sur- gery. The 'counseling is a soon-to-be profession. As an Abilene Chris- tian College senior, Miss Cox has a double major of social work and psychology. WANT TO BE a cardiac social worker, but I. don't know if there is such a she .said. But tecause Miss Cox has learned lo over-compensate for her lifetime illness, it will prob- ably become a reality. In fad, il has already begun. A social work major requires students lo participate in field work. Janet met wilh Dr. Elliott Mend'enhall, heart surgeon, and talked over Hie possibilities of working wilh his patients on a counseling basis. He suggested that she make rounds with him and talk with his patients about what to expect from heart sur- gery. She spends an hour a day at West Texas Medical Center working both'with the patients and Iheir families. "1 know how frustrating it all is and how much il she said. BECAUSE MOST doctors don't have the lime lo explain Former Convict Counsels Boys An ex-convict, Roy Ells- worth, who said he wos bop- tized in a bathtub at the Dallas County Jail, tells how he counsels 23 disad- vantaged Abilene boys at the Christian Service Cen- ter in a story on Pg. 1 B. Amusements............ IOC Bridge 1 IA Business Mirror 4B Classified..............4-9C Comics 4C Editcriols 4A Horoscope............... 1 OA Hospital Policnls 7B Obituaries 2A Sporls................ 1-3C To Your Good Hcallh..... 10A TV Leo 1OC TV Seoul IOC Women's News .......t. 3D f County Farm Loss Million what they are doing step by step, Janet takes over and tells them whal will happen to them both during and after surgery. "Heart callierizalions hurt and (here is not a doctor that will tell.me that they aren't painful. But once.you know it will hurl, the pain is easier to tear. I tell my patients she said. Although the patients will be asleep during the operation, Miss Cox tells how Hie doctor will proceed with the surgery. And she knows liecause she has watched Mendenhall in action many times during many differ- ent procedures. "I always talk with the fami- lies during surgery. Parents must be in anguish for the fear of their children and I try. to reassure she said. One of the hardest aspecis of her job is to answer the question heart patients always ask, "will J come out of "I CAN'T TKI.L them thai the risk is 50-50. Dr. Mendenhall is very good at telling his patients about their chances. And when he finishes, I come along lo reinforce it." Janet likes lo work with chil- dren who are about lo undergo surgery. Since one of her opera- lions was done when she was 13 months and the other when she was 7-years-old, she understands the feelings of a child. Because she had to be careful about her health and was in and oul of hospitals much of her young life, she said she began to wonder if she was normal. "I used to think I was differ- ent because I couldn't go and play like everyone else. I am just now gelline; lo know Ihe rest of my family. They always thought I was separate, too. For eight years my mother and I were companions because we were in and out of she said. SHK BELIFA'ES there is a "cardiac personality." And it is far easier for someone who lias been through it lo understand the personality. She said sne lalks mostly will) men. "I just say, I know how frus- trated you are and I know how il hurts. But it is time you learned to deal with what you musl live she said. Because .land's father suf- fered a heart attack, she can also understand heart disease from the families' point of view. "So many limes the families will Iry to be oycrprotective and nol help Ihe persons live with his fears. And many limes Ihe husband will nol wanl Ills wife lo know (hat ho is r.he said. By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer An estimated in Taylor County agricullural'pro- duclion will 'be lost Ihis year because of a nine-month drought. In a loiter mailed late Friday lo Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe, County Judge Roy Skaggs re- quested the county be declared a disaster area, slating that all of Ihe county's farmers and ranchers would be affected by the lack of moisture. The1 report, which stale offi- cials have said should be for- warded to 1he U.S. Department of Agriculture for action, esti- mates that 300 low-interest loans will be necessary in the county. Farmers will need to apply for Ihe loans by November of 1974 should the county de- clared a disaster area, the re- port continues. THE STUDY, conducted by Ihe .Taylor County Emergency Board, reports the following losses: Wheat acres planted; of 1 million bushels normal yield, bushels lost; million. Maise acres planted; of million bushels normal yield, losl; million. Collon acres planted; or bales normal yield 3 000 lost; Pasture acres; of gross worth, lest from grazing. Cow-calf operations of million gross, lost. Stocker feeder calf operat- 51.5 million gross, 000 losl. "Based on these Skaggs' letter to the governor states, "we earnestly solicit your approval of this county as a disaster area in order that eligible fanners and ranchers may receive low-interest loans, hay, and graze for livestock and Government assistance loi1 conservation work lo help develop water supplies and control wind erosion." EMERGENCY board chair- man Donald Savcrancc, blamed Ihc losses uol only on Hie lack of rainfall bul the type of weather which I'Gsullcd in Ihc 7.32 inches which has fallen since Nov. 1, 1073. "Most of Ihis rainfall was in small showers that resulted in no runoff and in some cases failed (o wet cropland deep enough to plant he said. The rainfall deficit for that pe- riod was about 10 inches, lie added. "Temporary pastures, hay supply and rangeland condi- tions are approximately 25 per cent of normal for Hie county's livestock lie continued. "Approximately 50 pur cent of Hie livestock producers have been forced lo sell livcslock ear- lier and at lighter weights along with heavier lhaii normal culling uf livestock herds." he told the commissioners. THE ItKI'OIlT slates that 300 mere ranchers will he forced lo Shower Buildup Again Possible Toppled In Cyprus ATHENS (AP) Greek army officers commanding Ihe Cypriot National Guard Iiave seized control of Cyprus and toppled the government of President Makarios, Radio Cy- prus announced today. Be- ports differed on Ihe falc of Makarios. Radio Cypress announced newspaper publisher Nicholas Sampson had been appointed president lo succeed Maka- rios. Sampson publishes the newspaper Machi, meaning combat. The radio earlier re- ported thai Makarios had been killed bul did not repeat Ihis report in announcing the ap- pointment of Sampson. By JOE DAfYlI Reporter-News Slaff Writer Forecasters at the National Weather Service are giving Abi- lene weather a 20 per cent cliance for a repeal perform- ance of Friday's .53-inch rain. Weatherman Chuck Mill e r said Monday that hot tempera- lures and a southerly flow of Gulf moisture may combine lo Jorm conveclive or heat showers through Tuesday. Friday's rainfall upped llic area's yearly total to 7.32, exact- ly six inches short of normal for the year, Miller said. Miller said a slow, soaking rain would be necessary to bring the accumulation lo nor- mal, adding, "We're not going lo get thai this time of year." THE REASON, lie said, is a dominating high pressure sys- I cm centered in Dixie creating a circulation patlcrn which blocks attempts by cooler, northern air to enter West Terns. For Ihis limp, of year. Miller said, the showers should be "strictly conveclive." Friday's weather caused the pumping of Lake Hubbard water into the Abilene system to cease following the vaiii. quit using the water after a city water depart- ment director Bill Wccms ex- plained Monday. Wecms, said, however, I'.ial the upper 90-clcgrces heal al- lowed area residents lo "begin (demanding more as the weekend progressed. NORTHEAST Water Treat- ment Plant operator John Mc- Guire said Monday that 20 mil- lion gallons of water was sent lo Key City users Saturday, about WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather service [Weolher Mop, Pj. 78) ABIt-ErlE MID VICINITY (10-mite radius) ParlEv cloudy and continued hor wHh o slight chnncc of thundershov.'ers lodov Itirough Tuesdof. Soulhcrly winds a lo 15 mph. High Ihis oflcrnoon and Tues- day ir> Ihe upper 90s. Low lon'ghl in 70s. Probability ol rain 20 per loday, lonlghl and TucEday. High and row for 24 tioun ending 9 07 and 70. High ond some dole last vcor: so and Sunrl-e Iwlny: 6H2; sunsol lonighl: sunrise tomorrow: 2 million of thai from Lake Hub- bard. McGuirc said the city used 3G.G million gallons on Sunday and that none of this came from the lake near Hreckenridge. lie added that all of the ''bugs" are now out of the sys- tem, which began pumping on a limited basis on Thursday. McGuire explained that when denfflnd for Hie water decreases, it begins lo hack up in the city's elevated storage tanks so that the plant must shut down. calves earlier than usual. Savcrancc said the conditions were "worsening with each con- tinued day of the drought." County supervisor Don II. Newhou.se, head of the local Farmers Home Administration sv.id in llic report that "farmers and are much con- cerned about their future credit needs." "THEY AUK WANTING some, evidence of assistance for cred- he said. "Production losses and failure are common throughout Ihe county. Fifty loans arc in need at the present lime." lie concluded that ''hanks and other agriculture creditors are getting uneasy and wanting gov- ernment assistance." The report estimates that re- fund payments lo farmers and ranchers from both the K1IA and tise Agricultural Stabiliza- tion and Conservation Service should total Don Ilcnsley, president of Hie National Bank of Merkcl, told the commissioners lliai all of his 125 customers would need some financial help from low-in- terest loans. OTHER FINANCIAL loan In- stitutions in the county reported similar conditions. The report, Judge Skaggs said Monday, "speaks for itself." ROLAND 0. WOLF plastic surgeon WILLIAM VOELTER dermatologist JOHNNY ni.lZNAK radiologist RKXFORD ANDERSON neurology specialist 4 Medical Specialists Settle Here By JOI COVLF.Y Reporter-News Slalf Writer The arrival of four new doc- tors in Abilene is welcome but still leaves the city "in severe need" of less specialized physi- cians, said Dr. Zane Travis, co-chairman of the Taylor-Jones Medical Society public relations committee. "All these new people are greatly needed and I think they will help us attract more physi- he said. "This really fills out our specialty comple- ment extremely well. "For our size community it's unusual lo get Ihe nuinbcr of specialists of the caliber we have. But ve're still in severe need of more primary practi- tioners such as family physi- cians, internists and pediatri- cians." THE FOUR new doctors are: Roland 0. Wolf, who practices plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery. William W. Voeltcr, practicing dermatology. Ilexford K. Anderson Jr., a specialist in neurology. Johnny Bliznak, a radiologist. Dr. Wolf is an Iowa native, but has lived mostly In Texas, including Fredericksburg, Eagle Lake and Columbus, His education beyond high school is from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, versily of Texas Medical School, 1859-64; intern at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Worth, then the U.S. Army; surgical residency at Charity Hospital al New Orle- ans (through Louisiana Stale University School of finally, IJT Medical Branch for his plastic surgery residency from 1971 until 1974. lie is married lo Ihe former Jan Haley of Knit Worth. The couple has three children. They live at 1501 Hillview. Dr. Wolf saitl his main reason for choosing Abilene is "because I wanted a good place lo raise my family." His office is at 1818 Pine. Dr. William W. Voeltcr was born and raised in Temple. He received his BS in pharma- ey from UT Austin in 1063, then went through Southwestern Med- ical School in Dallas, receiving his MD degree in 1967. lie in- lenicd at Milwaukee Counly General llospilal, in Milwaukee, Wis., from 1967-I96S. Other training included work at Hcr- nalillo Counly Medical Center. (U. of New Mexico affiliated) in Albuquerque, then at UT Medical Branch Hospitals in Galveslon from .Inly 1971 until Ihis June. He served in the U.S. Navy from I9fi8 through 1970. Me and his wife, the former .land Ruth Moore, have two children. They live at 35 Lawr- ence Circle. DIl. VOELTER said lie chose Abilene lo practice because "we liked the localion, the lypc of town. .and the medical com- munity is outstanding." His of- fice is al 702 Hickory. Dr. Rexford K. Anderson Jr., was bom in Port Arthur, and was graduated in 1964 from La- mar State College of Technology with a BS in biology. His MD degree was from Ihc UT Medical Branch, Galveslon, in 19G8. Next he interned al Lat- ter-Day Saints Hospital. Salt Lake Cily, Utah, until 1969. His residency was al University Hospital, Sail Lake City, from 1969 through 1971, al which lime he wcnl into the Army" for Lwo years, serving as a major. From 1SI73 until this year he went back lo the Salt Lake City hospital lo complete his neurolo- gy residency. He and his wife, Hie former Mary Hhoaclcs of Beaumont, have a son and live at 725 Byrd. His office is at 1818 Pine. Asked why he chose Abilene lo practice, Dr. Anderson said, "A neurologist was needed here and fell like il was a tetter place lo raise my family. We looked al Dallas and Fort Worth but didn't like the size." DK. JOHNNY Bliznak, a ra- diologist, is a native of San An- gclo. He was graduated from Ihc University of Texas, and from Washington University School of Medicine, in SI. Louis in 1DG7. He did his internship at Barnes Hos- pital in SI. I.ouis, while his resi- dencies were at Mallinckrodl In- stitute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. I.ouis, first from 196S lo llicn from [871 through 1D73. From 1069 to 1971 lie was in the Air Force and was stationed al Dyess Air Force Base here in Abilene. From 1973 lo 1974 he was an instructor in radiology al Alal- linckrodi Inslilule of Radiology. He and his wife, Carol Ann, and son reside at 3502 High Meadows. His office is al 1101 N. 19th. Speaking for Ihc Taylor Jones Medical Society, Dr. Travis said that Abilene is able lo compete with the larger cities for physi- cians. "WE HAVE excellent hospital he said, "an unusual cooperation among physicians. We don't have Ihe family in- fighling some areas have.-There are no factions in Abilene; ev- eryone seems lo cooperate well." Two of the new doctors said that it was quite possible lhat some of (heir classmalcs would be coming lo Abilene when il comes lime for them lo scl up practice.