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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               Coming... ...in Sunday's Reporter-News A 'miracle'.., or just plain hard work? Through a "miracle" students are enjoying classes in a new school at Divide. Supt. Leon- ard Pruden calls it "just plain hard By staff writer Marsha Cawthon. Is Gatesville School a fit place for boys? A 16-year-old boy describes his experiences during two stays at Gatesville School for. Boys. Staff writer joe Dacy II records his views in connec- tion with a ruling by a feder- al judge that the facility be closed. Mother works; who minds the children? What does a mother do with her children when she has to go to work? Judy Bargainer of the Women's Deportment discusses what's available in day-core centers. Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. 96 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT..21, 1974 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press (If} Eagles, Cougars Vifm _ At See stories in Section C 4 IIII Feared Temple rroi CITY, Guate- Fifi, the Honduran National (AP) Hundreds of Emergency Committee said bodies were found floating in Friday. rivers in the northern Col. Ednardo Andino, chief town of Cholona and coordinator of the committee, police there estimate that said the victims in Choloma, Robert villagers were killed in an agricultural village of floods raised by Hurricane about 185 miles north of Tegu- M Today Aspermont Prices Zoom 1 flA prices made their Amusemeim jump in a year, 8I up 1 .3 per cent in -M the government comia 2-3D Pg. 7B- Editorials r Form Heortline 8B t Ford asks Con- to dsf cr or rescind Obituaries-' v. 1 billion in funds. Oil j'fiC of ..impounded Wf 'Of me r TV Scout Nixon. Pg. 2A. Women N.w. More Rain forecast for Deluged Area ByDONFLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer As- thundershowers contin- ued to pepper :nost of Abilene and the Big Country, weather- men Friday night issued a forecast for the weekend which included a 40 per cent chance of thuiidershowers Sat- urday. A forecaster for the Nation- al Weather Service'at the Abi- lene Municipal Airport said the high temperatures for Sat- urday and Sunday should be in WHERE IT RAINED Week Fri. Total ABILENE Municipal Airport .47 Total for Year 23.40 Normal For Year 17.97 2941 Butternut 1.93 11.23 AVOCA 1-70 6-90 BALUNGER -15 5.46 BLACKWELL 1.40 11.40 COLORADO CITY .95 5.45 GOLDTHWA1TE .20 GOREE .49 3.90 HERMLEIGH 1.00 LUEDERS 3.20 10.00 MERKEL 2.50 8.80 NOODLE 1.80 7.50- NUGENT 3.00 PAINT'CREEK 2-20 7.30 PAINT ROCK ROCKDALE ROTAN SEYMOUR SNYDER SWEETWATER SYLVESTER WESTBROOK WINTERS .20 1.00 .30 6-00 .56 .25 5.06 1.30 10.00 .90 7.60 .S5 5.35 .50 9.00 the mid-70s and the low should be.in the upper.50s. Northeasterly winds at 5 to 15 miles per. hour are expected for the weekend. On Friday Abilene pushed its total rainfall for the year lo 23.40, almost five inches more .than As the week's rainfall began to drain into Lake Fort Phan- tom, Bill Weems, Abilene's water superintendent, said he expects water to begin run- ning over the lake's spillway Saturday afternoon. WEEMS SAID Lake Fort See RAIN, Pg. 10A, Col. 5 Linebacker's 'Save' Outshines His Tackles By BILL HERRIDGE Reporter-News Staff Writer When Leroy Polnick hits the field Saturday night with the ACC Wildcats, the strong side linebacker will be put- thig forth a real effort, as usual. The 5-11, 200-pound senior standout will have one fan listening to the game who might not have been, if Polnick hadn't been at the right place at the right time. LEROY'S FATHER, Alvin Polnick of 1966 Marshall, drove to the ACC cam- pus last Friday to leave his son's auto following Wildcat workouts. Then it happened. The elder Polniek suffered a heart attack in the parking lot next to Leroy's dorm. Suffering from severe chest pains, Polnick was assisted by nearby students in his car seat. "He had stopped breathing when I got Leroy said. "I don't re- member what was going through my mind, but I knew I had to do some- thing. So I gave htm mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until he started breathing again." Leroy said he hasn't had any formal training in first aid, but did recall seeing a film on emergency breathing aid in a health class at Cooper before he graduated in 1971. "I never thought I'd have to take care of an emergency situation like he said. "I see now how important first aid training is." HE SAID the real factor in his 'fa- ther's victory in his bout with tlie heart attack was his father's will to live. "Dad is a Leroy said. "He's in real good physical shape, and 1 was surprised tfiat he had a heart attack. But I guess anyone can have one." He commended the unidentified stu- dents who first reached his father. "When I got to Dad's Leroy recalled, "they had him lying down and were taking his pulse. They really helped him more than I did, since I only 'breathed' for him a few sec- onds." But those few seconds made all the difference in the world to the elder Polnick. He was placed first in cardiac intensive care at Hendrick Memorial Hospital, then was transferred later in the week to a regular hospital room. "He's in good spirits Leroy said Friday afternoon. "He says he can't wait to get out and watch prac- tice but it will be a while before he will be doing that. He did say he was going to listen to Saturday night's game on the radio." Leroy and the other Wildcats will take on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Saturday night, and Leroy said the visiting team will have strength in two running backs. But he knows what it means to fight, to do the right thing when the time comes. He proved that when he saved his father's life. "I'll be playing the best I know Lcroy said "but I guess I'll probably give it a little extra, if I have it. I want to -win one for Dad.' Mm by I.KROY POLNICK ACC linebacker cigalpa, were believed to have been trapped by tremendous waves that inundated the town. Reports from nearby San Pedro de Sula said authorities had given .orders to burn the bodies to prevent an outbreak of epidemics. Andino painted a grim pic- ture of death and destruction all across northern Honduras, including more than 200 con- firmed deaths and the pros- pect of hundreds more. The National Emergency Relief Committee in El dor said at least 10 persons were killed in that country. There were no confirmed deaths in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Belize, all of which suffered damages to roads, bridges, communica- tions and electrical services as Fifi roared through them. The Honduran National Emergency Committee spokesman said Trujillo, which had a population of about 2.500, "was completely destroyed by floodwaters." Tnijillo is on the Caribbean coast near the Cape of Hondu- ras. Most of the people were evacuated before1 the worst of the storm struck on Thursday, the major said. Another emergency commit- tee spokesman said "there wasn't a tree left standing in Trujillo" after Fifi raked the area with 110 mile per hour sustained winds that gusted lo 140 miles an hour. The Mexican Weather Bu- reau said Fifi, reduced to a tropical storm, on Friday was 70 miles southeast of Ciudad del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. 'Gripping' drama New York City policeman Michael McCrory, top, and a colleague restrain John Rowan, 27, on cables of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City Friday. Row- an climbed up the cables on the bridge's Brooklyn side, went across to the Manhattan side and then climbed up the tower, about 190 feet above the East River. Following his descent, Rowan was charged with disorderly conduct. (AP Wir'ephbto) U.S., Soviets Near Trade Agreement By KENNETH J. FREED Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP) The Ford administration and tlie Soviet Union have reached agreement on a program al- lowing trade concessions to Russia in exchange for a lib- eralized emigration system for Soviet Jews, U.S. officials said Friday. However, implementation of the understanding is being held up because of a disagree- ment over technicalities be- tween President Ford and Congress. Word of the tentative accord came as a White House spokesman said President Ford looks forward lo a summit meeting in Washing- ton with Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev. A summit invitation had been accepted by Brezhnev af- ter it was extended by former President Richard M. Nixon during Nixon's Soviet trip in June. At a news briefing after Ford met for hours with Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei Gromyko, deputy White House press secretary John W. Hiishen told reporters: "The invitation is still on and Mr. Ford looks forward to Mr. Brchzncv's visit here in 1975." Hushcn said Ford's meeting ANDREI GROMYKO met with Ford Friday with Gromyko was "cordial in tone" and covered a range of matters including bilateral re- lations, strategic arms limita- tion talks, the Middle East, the European security confer- ence and European force re- duction talks. The remaining disagreement over trade concessions lo the Soviets' involves Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., leader of Senate forces blocking pas- .sage of the administration's trade bill because of restric- tive Moscow policies affecting Jews seeking to leave the So- viet Union. The Ford-Jackson problem centers on enforcement of the .agreement with Moscow, sources said. The Washington senator wants a tightly super- vised system in which the trade concessions allowed Moscow could be canceled on short notice if it is decided that the Russians have re- neged. The administration's trade bill would extend nondiscrimi- natory tariff treatment- to tlie Soviet Union, putting the Com- munist nation on the same lev- el as Western European coun- tries. The obvious involvement of the trade bill in the high- level discussions Friday was underscored when Ford met with Jackson for 45 minutes just before his session with Gromyko. After he saw Ford, the Semi- tor told reporters that "the Russians have come 180 de- grees" because of "the per- severance and hard bargain- ing" conducted by the Ford administration. Nevertheless, Jackson said a final settlement of the Issue has not teen readied an apparent reference to his disa- greement with the President.   

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