Abilene Reporter News, September 22, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

September 22, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas 35 McMurry 7 Neb.-Omoho 9 Panhandle 0 See stories in Sports, Section C Texas 34 Wyoming 7 Texas 21 LSU 14 New Mexico 21 Texas Tech 21 Okla. St. 26 Arkansas 7 Missouri 28 Navy 7 Baylor 21 Penn State 6 Miami 20 Wisconsin 21 Houston 3 Nebraska 20 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSc TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD RXACTLY AS IT WHYEAR, NO. 97 PHONE 673-4271 -NINETY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPT. 22, 1974 25c SUNDAY -He State Sales Tw Associated Prea (IF) Miss Teenage Abilene Margie Ballarcl, 17, of Colorado City was all smiles Saturday night after being named Miss Teenage Abi- lene for 1975. -The Colorado High School senior is eye- ing a career as a lawyer. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) C-City Girl Wins Miss Teenage Title By ANN FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer Margaret Ellen (Margie) Mallard, a senior at Colorado High School, was named Miss Teenage Abilene 1975 Saturday night at the Abilene Civic Cen- ter. The 17-year-old brunette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Bailard, was chosen over 29 other hopefuls to suc- ceed Paula Diane Harper of Abilene. FOR HER TALENT presen- tation, Miss B a 11 a r d per- formed a "countrified" dance routine, including high kicks and somersaults, to the tune of "Chicken-Fried Soul." First runner-up was Jurly Blanks, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyston Blanks of View. She is a junior at High School. Second runner-up Was Kam Malm. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Malm of Abilene and a Cooper High senior. Diane Elaine Petty, another Cooper High senior, was third runner-up. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Petty of Abilene. Miss Bailard will go on to compete in the nationally-tele- cast. Miss Teenage America Pageant Nov. 30 in Little Hock, Ark. She will represent the 26-county area served by the Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. of Abilene, pageant sponsor. AS WINNER of the local contest, she receives a partial college scholarship from Abi- lene Savings and Loan and Abilene Clearing House Assn. She will also receive a two- volume dictionary from Field Enterprises, fashions fro m Estes House of Fashion and the Miss Teenage Abilene Medallion. Pageant finalists included Debra Ann Thetford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sorell of Abilene; and Jan Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Williams of Mereta. Also Jacqueline (Jackiei Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milmirn W. Palmer of Colorado City; Christ! Lee Sims, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sims of Abilene; and Nancy Jane Ferris, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Cur- zon Ferris Jr. of Abilene. Also, Kari Don Merrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bland of Clyde; Gay Louise Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Baker of Eden; and Carla Anette Irvin, daugh- ter of Alton Lee Iran of Abi- lene. Ford Asked to Expand Inflation Fight By JOE HALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Tile Senate-House Economic Com- mittee called on President Ford Saturday to play a rigor- ous role in inducing business and labor to hold down wage and price increases. He should do this, the panel said in a special report, by making the fullest use of the Council on Wage and Price Stability which Congress cre- ated at his request. The council can recommend guidelines to govern both prices and wages, and the President can use the power of his office to try to see that these are observed, the com- mittee said. The committee did not pro- pose reimposition of wage and price controls, although one of its veteran members, Rep. William B. Widnall, R-N.J., did favor this. He said he fears that the only way to stop inflation is across-the-board controls ap- plied to all segments of the economy. Other recommendations in the report were: A ?5 million cut in federal spending to billion for the present years. A moderate easing of the tight money policy. An expanded program of public service jobs. Income tax cuts for low- income families with the loss of revenue offset by closing of tax loopholes. Creation of a commission to make recommendations on removal of barriers to compe- tition. The .committee, in releasing its report, pointed out that it had met the six-week deadline suggested by Ford in Iiis ad- dress to Congress Aug. 12. Sen. William P r o x m i r e, vice-chairman of the commit- tee, said its 12 Democratic and 8 Republican members were unanimous in support of the recommendations. Various members had additional pro- posals, however. The members conceded that the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability had no powers to enforce guide- lines. But Sen. Hubert 11. Hum- phrey, D-JIinn., declared, "The President can do much in this field if he will focus attention on these price in- creases Mr. Ford can put the government back to work. But he's going to have to stay with it seven days a week if jawboning and guidelines are going to work." Proxmire asserted. "This is not a demand inflation be- cause purchasing power has fallen off. "There are many factors but in some industries which have power to force adminis- tered price increases we have had a real rip-oft of consum- ers. "In such industries as steel, chemicals and petroleum we have had increases ranging from 40 to 80 per cent in the past year, with no justification on the basis of costs." The committee said the tight money policy used by the Fed- eral Reserve System to fight inflation has had too adverse See REPORT, Pg. 16A, 1 No Rain Forecast Today By ROBERT CAMPBELL Reporter-News Staff Writer Big Country residents proba- bly thought there'd never be a time when they'd hope it would stop raining, but the National Weather Service gave them that welcomed word Saturday night. A rainless forecast for Sun- day and Monday was, in the words of weatherman D. ff. Eck, "a relief." With area lakes filled to the brim and in some cases over the spillways two or three days without rain obviously will give the country a chance to dry out. THE HIGH SUNDAY and Monday is expected to be in the low 70s, and the sky should be clear to partly cloudy for the first, time in more than a week. Showers did fall after mid- night Saturday, dropping more Sec RAIN, Pg. 16A, Col. 8 WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Sat. Week's Total Municipal Airport .65 Total tor Year S4.08 N o r m a 1 for Year 18.05 102G Cedar .22 9.02 682 EN 15th 12.10 2041 Butternut .34 11.57 Dyess AFB .16 9.32 Lake Kirby .40 9.00 BALLINGER .02 5.48 BLACKWELL 2.00 13.50 BROWNWOOD .19 .99 CLYDE 2.25 12.87 COAHOMA .25 5.50 COLEMAN .30 COLORADO CITY Tr. DUBLIN .49 5.12 PAINT ROCK .40 PUTMAN 1.30 5.60 ROCKWOOD 1.50 ROTAN .40 5.90 RULE .30 SANTA ANNA .50 TRICKMAN 2.00 WINTERS 1.0010.00 Tossed freight cars Ripped and tossed freight cars line the train yard that About 100 persons were taken to hospitals with injuries. (AP was hit Saturday by an explosion in northeast Houston. Wirephoto) Freight cars were tossed and ripped with many on fire Blast Rips Houston Train Yard, 100 Hurt By B. F. KELLUM Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) An ex- plosion rocked the Southern Pacific Railroad yard here Saturday sending almost 100 persons to hospitals and dam- aging buildings up to a mile away. Fire officials said the flames were under control by 8 p.m. Southern Pacific officials said the blast occurred while two cars loaded with -buta- diene, a gas used in the manu- facture of synthetic rubber, were being coupled. "Someone saw a vaporizing gas and then there was an Southern Pacific spokesman Tony Aleman said. Fire Department spokesman Paul Carr said that the explo- sion did not affect several cars loaded with military mis- siles and placed in another part of the yard. "We have now determined that the cars carrying the mis- siles were not involved in the Carr said explain- ing that it was first feared that one of the missiles had exploded. "The missiles did not have Inside Todoy New Divide School Open The Divide School burned to the ground in January, but it's 'back in dpero tion with .better facilities. Pg. I7A. A 16-year-old Abilene stu- dent describes two stays at GotesviHe School for Boys. Pg.. 17A. The cost of jeint) a Water- gate defendant inno- cent or guilty is stag- gering. Pg. 23A. Abilene Events Calendar 21A ArntiumcMs ...........1 -48 Auttin Notebook ..........5A Berry's World .............5A Big Country Calendar Books Bridge............ Business News Classified Crossword Puzzle Editorials Form News Hcartline Horoscope Hospital Patients Jumble Puzz'c Markets Obituaries Oil Recordings Setting the Scene Sports This In West Tc Today in History To Your Good Health TV Tab Women's News 21A .....4B ...23A 20A 8-14C ...21A .4A .15.16C .24A ...24A 9A .21A .18-20A 2A 16c .28 IB 14C 13A 23A .....2B .13A ..1-16E ...1-120 1-8, xas warheads and there is no rea- son to be concerned about Carr said. A survey showed that at least 96 persons injured in the explosion received emergency room care at six hospitals. Eight, were admitted, includ- ing one railroad company em- ploye said to be in "extremely grave" condition with burns on 100 per cent of his body. Carr said there was a de- railed car loaded with lique- fied gas, but it had been iso- lated and was being kept cool by firemen. The man in grave condition was identified as James A. McKnight, S, a Southern Pa- cific engineer for 34 years. Officials said several hundred people were evacaut- cd from homes, a hospital and a nursing home near the rail- road yard on Houston's north- east side. Evacuation centers were established away from See BLAST, Pg. .16A, Col. 2 Hendrick Gets Charter for Foundation RICHARD I.. foundation president By KATHARYN DUFF Koporlcr-Ncws Assistant Editor Hendrick Memorial Hospital officials said Saturday a slate charter has been received for a new foundation which will develop financial support for the institution. The new corporation, named Hen- drick Medical Center Foundation, will accept and manage gifts and bequests for the hospital. Another part of its program will be the formation of reve- nue-tearing annuity trusts for donors. Richard L. (Dick) Spalding, senior vice president of Hendrick has been named president of the foundation, Hendrick hoard chairman Lynn Cook said. .Spalding will continue in his hos- pital position. SPAUHNfi and llcndrick president Boonc Powell Jr. said the fotmdallnn has been in the making for more than a year. Announcement was withheld, they said, until charter procedure was completed and the foundation's plan had undergone the examination re- quired to be eligible for tax exemption by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The foundation will be governed by a board of directors, projected to 38 plus SpiildinR and Powell. About a third of the board will be from Hie community at large, a third from the medical com- munity, a third from the hospital board. "This structure will enable the foun- dation to draw a broader representa- tion of the community into the deci- sion-making process for the Spalding said. "Some of those long In- terested in Hendrick can through the foundation be brought into positions of responsibility." Names of 12 founding directors were filed with the secretary of the state in Hie charter application. Another will be named in the immediate future, Spalding said. Charter directors from the communi- ty at large are Malcolm Meek, retired chairman of the Citizens National Bank board; Pat Dum'gan, board chairman of First State Bank; Karl Parker, re- tired Abilene businessman; and Tom- my Morris, Abilene insurance execu- tive. CHARTER DIRECTORS from Uie medical community arc Drs. R. Lee Kode, J. Stanton Ban-on, Jarrett Wil- liams and V. II. Shoultz. Foundation directors from the lien- drick board, which is named by Texas Baptists, will be Oliver Howard, board chairman ot Citizens National Bank; K. M. Perkins, executive vice president of First Abilene Banksharcs Inc.; Marvin Lewis, Abilene businessman; and Bryan Bradbury, Abilene attorney. The foundation's charter provides it will function "for exclusively charita- ble, education and scientific purposes of Hendrick Hospital." Spalding said it will serve as voice for the hospital, telling West Tex- as tile story of what Hendrick is and what it seeks to be, a major regional medical complex." Announcement of the new support or- ganization came as Hendrick was cele- brating ils 50th birthday. A week ago the hospital announced a ?5.2 million expansion program to begin soon. On Saturday, Sept. 28, llcndrick will he honored with a 501 h birthday party sponsored by tho Abilene Chamber nf Commerce. Paul Harvey will be jjuest speaker for the party which will be at the Abilene Civic Center beginning at p.m. THE NEW FOUNDATION will be in- volved in asset management, Spalding said. It will seek capital for endowment and for specific improvements of the hospital plant but will seek no funds {or operation costs. Transactions with donors will be planned to fit the individual case, "tak- ing into consideration tax benefits and earnings for the donor under trust he said. needs, desires and considera- tions of the donor will come first if association with the foundation is not, beneficial to the donor there is no rea- son for the he said, "The foundation's goal will be to In- Sec IIKNtmiCK, I'R. Col. I ;