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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 23, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                Abilene Reporter WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 67 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 23, 1974 PAGES IN TOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Auocialfd (fl3! By GLUE RUCKEH 1943 'Lead1 Pennies Not Overly Valuable (j. Is R 1943 lead penny valuable and are they In short supply? .A. A circulated set of three, one from each mint (Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco) is worth only about 35 cents. Uncirculated, the sots sell for around says coin expert D.H. Pratt. The pennies, incidentally, are not lead, they're steel. I have Ihree gardenias, (wo look super nnil one looks more dead then alive. Any guesses on what the sick plant needs? A. Probably less water. People liavc a tendency to-drown gardenias. You.can kill a gardenia quicker with an overload of water than any other way, says garden- ing specialist Paula Carter. Thai one plant may be in a low spot where water col- lects, You could dig it up, put dirt under it to lift it or quit watering it for a wtiiic and spray feed through the leaves and stems. Q. How do yoii get while circles off a beautiful dining table? I didn't have the problem when you answered be- fore. A. It kinda depends on liow they got there. Marks from water glasses should he rubbed lightly with roltnestone of finely powdered pumice, mixed to a thin paste with raw or boiled linseed oil. Rub'in direclion ot the grain. Wipe, then polish with a cloth moistened with plain linseed oil. Sometimes a clolli wrung out of warm water and ammonia will do the job. Heal marks? Hub with cigar ash, wipe with plain linseed oil. Sometimes turpen- tine works. Try all of the above, then call us. Our book "How to Clean Everything" has a few other suggestions. Q. How do I get rid of ticks In my yard so they won't get on my dog? A. Try Sevin dust in the yard, then on the dog. If it rains start all over again. If your neighbors don't do the same, their ticks will wander over to your yard. If a stray dog naps in your alley, his licks will crawl oft and start a.new colony. A female tick lays (hrce lo five thousand It's discouraging, isn'l it? Address questions lo Action Line, 30, Abilene, Texas 7960-1. Names Mill not be used bu( questions must he signed anil addresses given. Please in- clude (elcphone numbers if possible. Paths of First Americans Traced Soviet and American archeo- logists who worked together in the Aleutian Islands this sum- mer report" their findings Thursday at a news confer- ence at the University of Con- necticut at Stars. They said they found the first direct evi- dence that the first Americans came from Siberia. From left arc William Laughlin, head of the American group; A. P. Okladuikov, leader of the Soviet group; interpreter S. Konopatskij1 and team nieni- bcr A. P. Deveryanko. (AP Wirephotii) 46.000 Soldiers 'Mismatched' By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The r m y acknowledges that about soldiers are serv- ing in wrong assignments at a lime when. U.S. armed strength is restricted lo its smallest tolal in 24 years. In effect, these men have licen put into jobs for which they have not hccn specially trained and their own skills could go lo waste. "This situation may breed poor job satisfaction wliic re- sults in poor performance, from the said an in- ternal Army publication read largely by enlisted men. Soldiers caught in this bind could lose out in promotions, skill pay, selection for school- ing and even qualification for re-enlistment, the publication said. Asked about the extent of sucii mismatched assign- menis, the Army said about 40.000 men arc in tills fix, roughly 9 per cent of all its enlisted men. Tlie Army said it is lo correct the problem and that the "mismatch trend is improving." Two years ago, Ilierc were improperly assigned sol- diers, or more than 15 per cent (if enlisted strength, it said. Ofticials said mismatch of- ten results from an oversuprily or undcrsupply of skills and thai much of difficulty is centered at uii unit level where commanders must fill slols vvilli whatever men Ihey have. The Army also acknowl- edged that '-'poor utilization policy in units" has contribut- ed lo the problem. The Army now stands at about men after five years of steady cutbacks from a Vietnam war peak of about twice that strength. In trying to stave off further cuts, army leaders have sought lo convince Congress that the service is doing Ihe utmost wilh its allotted manpower. "When the Army is not ac- tually fighling, the manage- ment of human resources is our single most important function." Secretary of the Army Howard II. Callaway told a Senate Armsd Services subcommittee last week. To gel the most' out ol every dollar, it is essential that we get the most out of every person." But nowhere in Callaway's formal statement to the sub- committee was there any mention of the still unsolved problem of Ihousands of men whose military skills and as- signment do not match. Do-lt-Yourself Objective Is 'Blue Yonder' Their objective is to go off "info, the wild blue yonder." What mokes them different is that they go, in planes they built them- selves, oflen in their own garages. They are the mem- bers of the Big Country Chapter of the Experiment- al Aircraft Association. For 3 closcup of whaf they do, and their plans for an ex- hibit Saturday in Westgate Shopping Capitol, see. Page Amusemcnls 7B Bridqe 68 Business Mirror ?B 7C Editorial 4A Horoscope 2A Hospital Polients 6A Obituaries 5B 'Sporls 1--1C To Your Heallh 80 Travel 6D TV Loq 7B Women's NEWS 3D Burleson Guest at Ford Dinner Nixon Name Drop Said Co By HELEN ANDERSON "CapKoI Correspondent WASHINGTON Rep. and Mrs. Omar Burleson were included in a small, in- formal dinner party given by the President and Mrs. Gerald Ford in the family quarters at the While House Thursday night. Vice Presidential .nominee Nelson Itockefeller was among tile 15 guests; however, Mrs. Happy Jiockefeller had flown back lo Maine. Cong, and Mrs.-Olin Teaguc ot Hi-yan were also among the diners. CONGRESSMAN BUHLK- SON said Ihcre was very liltle serious talk. However, he did say thai the President asked him if the Ways and Jleaiis Committee of which Ihe 17th Dist.. Congressman is a mem- ber, would be able lo gel oul a health insurance bill this ses- sion. "I told him that we were far apart on the financing and I did not think it could be done unless we were called back into session during the Octo- ber Durleson said. "We just had a wonderful lime touring Hie living quar- ters and talking very infor- mally wilh one Mrs. Burleson said Friday morning. "The President seemed un- certain just whal all Ihe rooms were called so I told him that maybe I could give him a lour of the White House. He just lauglie'd aboul Mrs. Burlcsori 'contin- ued. "We were all amused when Mrs. Dcrwinski told about driving with her 7-year-old son on Pennsylvania Avenue when a radio report quoted Mr. Ford as saying lie was going to make the avenue a two- way-street. The child became rather concerned that his mother was going lo gel a ticket because cars were going lo both directions and he was afraid that Ihey wore Ihe ones going the wrong way. "We all laughed when she recalled the child saying lhat even his father drove Ihe wrong way along the street." THE BURLESONS had been to dinner in Ihe living quarters of the White House during the Eisenhower administration and Ihey visited often when Ihe Johnsons lived at 1COO Pennsylvania Ave. The dinner was a 8 p.m. and Ihe Buflesons and oilier guests left around 10 p.m. The four congressmen and llicir wives .who attended' be- sides, the liuriesons and Ihe Teagues were: Edward Der- winski, R-III.; Bob Wilson, R- Calif.; Jack Edwards, R-Ala.; and Joe Waggonncr, D-La. YOI! Calif. (AP) Hie newspaper in former President Richard JI. Nixon's hometown lias decided lo com- promise and use the slogan "Birthplace of our 37lh dropping' Nixon's name. Publisher Ed Kelly said he had received hundreds of complaints after announcing thai he was removing Ihe previous slogan, "The Birthplace of' President from liis.Yorba Linda Star. "A lol of the comments were prelly objective, and brought up a good Kelly said on Thursday. "Tliey felt lhat we were pulling down Ihe community as well as Nixon. "We thought aboul lhat quite a bit and agree lhat we didn't want to do anything like lhat. So we decided on the slogan as sort of a middle-of-the-road approach." Apathy Said Hurting Drug Fight By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer Public apathy and a lack of effective methods in Ihe Abi- lene community are hamper- in? efforts lo prevent drug abuse in the city, according lo one consultant. Mrs. Shirley Temples, who is retiring from the Region U Education Service Center, and Thursday that the Abilene community is not responding to drug problems, especially marijuana. "People close their eyes lo she lold The Reporter- News- Unless the community gels involved, she said, "it's a losing battle." Parents sometimes refuse to confront their chldlren if Ihey sjspcct they are using drugs because Ihey are afraid of Ihe social stigma attached to mar- ijuana use, she said. ANOTHER SOCIAL force which tends to cover up mari- juana use is intensive law en- forcement, she said. Drug abu- scrs are more afraid of being arrested anil Ihrown in jail than they are of being hjrt by SHIRLEY TEMPLES .consultant retiring drugs, especially marijuana, Mrs. Temples said. Anyone caught using'mari- juana "becomes a criminal, whether he is a criminal or she said. Although Mrs. Temples said she is strongly opposed lo the legalization 'of marijuana, she said use of the weed "is nol a police problem. I wish we could handle it another way." Mrs. Temples, who lias stu- died the marijuana question for four years, said that dur- ing that lime she has become convinced that'use of "pot" is one of Iho most dangerous problems society faces: Because of ils subtle effects, the detrimental nature of ex- tended marijuana use is often not discovered in an individual until it is "too late." LIKE THE ABUSE of alco- hol, the. abuse of marijuana creates a syndrome in which Ihe individual gradually loses his initiative, allentivcness anil self-esteem until finally he is left with the basic choice be- tween life and death, she said. But Mrs. Temples did not blame Ihis symilrome on mar- ijuana use alone. The prob- lem, she said, is bolh social and chemical, and intcirelaleil wilh the two other most press- ing social problems vener- eal disease and suicide. Mrs. Temples said lhat pre- vention and Ircalmcnt tech- niques have been woefully in- adequate and more "humaiiislic" methods must be extended. She said thai several .ap- proaches to preventing drug abuse Nirougli Ihe use of edu- cational programs for Ihe young have p'rovcd'incffective. NO l.OXGEn should the ad- dict be brought before'school children lo tell his talc, she said, because il gives him "star making him a kind of anti-hero.' Children are also turned off by a "moralistic" approach, in which they are told dial drug use is "wrong." To some youngsters, slie said, mari- juana is merely 'a substitute for the alcohol of Iho older genera lion. A (hint'educational method that hasn't 'worked, she said, is the "instructional" (ilm, which portrays young people in trouble because of drugs, supported .by (he.strains nl a doleful sa.vnplionc. Such films often hcconie "comedies" in the minds of Ihcir young audience, she indi- cated. Instead, Mrs. Temples said young people need to'be given two Ihings: an alternative lo drug abuse and involvement in the decision of whether or not lo use drugs. "The best high in the world is liking who you are and Ihe people you ard Jlrs. Temples said. TO WAR D THAT. GOAL, Airs. Temples saiil teachers and parents, should apply j approach, which' deals with feelings and values aboul drug use and abuse. Drug abusers. should know why Ihey abuse drugs, she said. This can bcsl be attained by involving children and those who already use drugs in small groups, where Ihey participate in a "value elarifi- calion" exercise. The lecture is out as a com- munication tool, Mrs. Temples added. Instead, parents and educators nmsl help wilh their charges on a onc-IO'One basis if drug abuse is to be prevent- ed or treated. Weatherman: Rain Factors By JOE DACY II licpprler-News Sporls Wriler Forecasters a( National Weather Service said Friday that it's only a matter of time before Abilene gels rain, if not Friday then Saturday. The chances range from 50 lo 30 per cent but forecaster Jack Schnabel said all the fac- tors have been readied for rain in Abilene. Showers fell in areas to the west and east of the city on Thursday, especially in the' Big Bend area of Texas, and Schnabel said Ihe law pressure trough causing them is slowly grinding eastward. THE TROUGH has been pul- sating wilh what weathermen call ripples (of pressure) in -Ihe atmosphere, and, although the major system lias, hung, buck in the las! few days il, now appears to be moving' eastward. Abilene's dry air conditions; may. aiso change for the ter, Schnabel said. The trough is being supplied by a steam of moisture from the Pacific Ocean south of. Baja, Calif. In fact, large patches'.of moisture are moving from Mexico and crossjng into El. Paso and the Big Bend area v. These streams ofvwel air show? up on satellite pic.-': lures, Schnabel said. "I think we are going to see chances of rain he said. Hain should coiiiej; Friday or Saturday, on the'trough's progress. Rains to the West Nearly Half Foot T By The Associated Press Nearly one-half foot of rain drenched pan of the Texas Panhandle-Plains sector and flooding downpours extended from lhat area into the Big Bend country of far Wcsl Tex- as during the night and inlo today. While most of (lie showers and thunderstorms brought welcome moisture behind a cool front stalled along a _line from soulhwcslern Oklahoma lo the Big Bcntl National Park, there also were heavy thunderstorms in West Central and North 'Central Texas and showers mixed with thunder-, .storms near, the Upper Texas Coast. The Serv- ice measured as much as 5.82 inches of rainfall at Amarillo in the Panhandle, less than an inch short of the all-time re- cord of 6.76 there for all of AugusL Al Plaimicw, 2.20 inches of rain filled some streets and sent muddy water rising high enough to cause minor dam- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weolher Service (WeittMr Map, Pg. A) ABILENE AND VtCIHITY 110-mile Considerable nrul mild a chance oT iTiawtrs or Ihun- dershowcri Ihrounti Saturday. Variable S lo 15 mpti. High this 
                            

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