Abilene Reporter News, September 29, 1974

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September 29, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1974, Abilene, Texas Texas 46 USC 16 ACC 14 Pitt 7 W.NcwMex.20 Rice 10 McMurry 7 LSU 10 See stories in Sports, Section C Baylor 31 Texas Tech 26 Okla. State 14 Texas 3 SFA 31 Minnesota 9 Howard Payne 17 TCU 7 Ohio State 28 SMU 9 Texas 28 Washington 15 tlje Ibflme Purdue 31 Notre Dame 20 Missouri 9 Arizona St. 0 Arkansas Tulsa Houston Va.Teeh 60 0 49 12 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 104 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEX., SUNDAY MORNING, SEPT. 29, 1974-SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Slate Sales Tat Associated Press Harvey Hits Press at Hendrick Celebration By ANN KLORES Repbrter-News Staff Writer Paul Harvey put up his ver' bal 'dukes here Saturday and pommeled the American press for prophesying doom for America. In spite of the fuel shortage, unemployment, inflation and other In a I i o n a 1 problems, "Whaf a thrilling time this is to be an the veter- an news analyst told a crowd of gathered at the Abi- lene Civic 'Center Saturday night. OCCASION WAS the 50th birthday party of Hendrick Memorial Hospital at which Harvey was prinicpal speaker. Scolding the p r o f e s s i o n which is his own, Harvey said, "News isn't news any more; it's around the clock warn- ing. If you want to see a pic- ture of America the beautiful don't look at page one." While he spoofed the news industry for "accentuating the he added, '-It's not without purpose that we in the media focus on what's concentrate on the mistakes because we're hope- ful we can help our contempo- raries recover their fumbles." Another newsman, Ed Wish- camper, .editor of the Abilene Reporter-News, shared the po- dium with Harvey. IN A TRIBUTE to Hendrick, Wishcamper reflected on the human drama enacted there during the hospital's first half- century and saluted the insti- tution for its service to West Texas. "There is no measuirng the good that thus institution has Wishcamper said. "It is beyond reckoning by mortal minds." He expressed indebtedness to Drs. Millard Jenkens and J. D. Sandefer, hospital foun- ders; Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Hen- drick, for whom the hospital is named; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Caldwell, who gave the hospi- tal site: George S. Anderson, first board chairman and his wife: and many others who helped Hendrick grow. Hello Abilene It's Paul Harvey Responding to the tribute, Boone Powell Jr., Hendrick president, thanked the local community and special friends of the hospital as well as hos- pital trustees, employes, phy- sicians and volunteers. "OUR HISTORY reflects we have experienced the bad days as well as the good days to- gether. After the nearly 90-minute formal celebration, the multi- tude of guests was served cake and punch in the foyer of the center. Fifty cakes, one for each of Hendrick's years of service, were provided by Snowhite Bakery. Touching on a myriad of topics in his rousing speech which earned him a standing o v a t i o n, Harvey told the crowd that the fuel crisis could be the best thing that See HARVEY. Pg. 16A, Col. 3 Chances 'Good' For Mrs. Ford Uncle Sam is alive Touring the hospital Uncle Sa'm is alive and well, veteran news commenta- tor Paul Harvey told those attending Saturday night's observance of Hendrick Memorial Hospital's 50th birthday. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) While touring Hendrick Memorial Hospital Saturday, Paul Harvey, nationally-known news commentator, paused to sign his name to the cast of Rebecca Shoftier's right arm. Rebecca, 11, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Shofner of 2601 Ross. (Staff Photo by John Best) By FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Bet- ty Ford underwent a operation Saturday for remov- al of a cancerous right breast. President Ford said Uie First Lady "cajne through the oper- ation all right" and doctors said they were optijnistic she will fully recover. The surgery was described as a radical mastectomy, in- volving removal of the breast, underlying chest muscles and part of the lymph system, that extends under the armpit. Navy. Capt. William Fouty, who headed the three-man surgical team, said the out- look for Mrs. Ford is favora- ble. "All of the gross tumor was confined to the he said. When asked whether Mrs. Ford, who is 56, will be able to live out her normal life, Fouty replied: "I would hope that she would." Mrs. Ford went into the operating room at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, in nearby Maryland, at a.m. EDT. Surgeons first removed a nodule from the breast to determine whether it was ma- lignant. It was, and they pro- ceeded with removal of the breast. The operation ended at a.m. Ford, who went to the hospi- tal by helicopter in a driving rain, saw Mrs. Ford as she was wheeled from the operat- ing room. An tour later, he was ad- dressing delegates at the windup session of his summit conference on the economy, telling "Betty would ex- pect me to be here." "I just returned from the hospital where I saw Betty as she came from the operating Ford said. "Dr. (Wil- liam) Lukash has assured me that she came through the op- eration all right." At that, the delegates ap- plauded. Harvey Says Work Ethic Will Beat Inflation By ANN FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer Returning to the "good, old Puritan work ethic" is the way for America to beat inflation today, nationally-known news commentator Paul Harvey told Abilene newsmen Saturday afternoon. The Chicago-based analyst, in town to speak at Hendrick Memorial Hospi- tal's 50th birthday celebration, touched on the economy and politics at a short news conference on arriving at Abilene Aero, Inc. IN RESPONSE to' President Ford's appeal Saturday for American families to rnake lists of 10 ways they can cut spending and waste in their own homes, Harvey said he began work on a list of his while en route to Abilene. "The distilled essence of it is just to revert to the good, old Puritan work ethic and stop expecting something for he said. "And cut out all the extravagance and teach our government what we were all taught as children: not to spend beyond your incomes." There is no panacea for inflation, he said, "If there were they would 5rave figured it out a long time ago." He added that the root of inflation, not only in the U. S. but throughout the world, is "people expecting more from doing less." HARVEY SCOFFED at the notion that the nation is heading for another Depression. "In the last three administrations we've had "recessions deeper than this he remarked. "Everybody for- gets that. "Oh, I think anything is serious that causes hardship, but do I think this is an acute Asked if he was pleased with Ford's choice of Nelson Rockefeller for vice president, the veteran commentator mused, "We've tried common men. Let's try an uncommon man for a change. "Historically, we elect presidents from among the members of Congress...We are electing men with the least possible administrative expe- he said. "I DON'T RECALL any and these are men who would have administrative experience and proven administrative has the na- tional following to get himself elected since FDR with the possible exceptions of Ronald Reagan and Nelson Rocke- feller. "I'm kinda glad there's an adminis- trator in.that position (vice president designate) though Mr. Rockefeller's politics historically have been consider- ably to the left of my he said. Harvey would not speculate on who the Democrats .will nominate to run against Ford in 1976. "It's much too far ahead to anticipate that type of he said. Asked about the future of Amtrak, Harvey chuckled, "I wish Amtrak would quit running backwards, don't "Everylime you give the government the prerogative to run a business, it always seems to have to come back to us taxpayers for artificial respira- tion he remarked. He added that he hopes Amtrak can revive good passenger train sendee be- cause "air arteries are getting clogged now and we should have some op- tions." Sloff Photo by Gerald Ewina HARVEY SAYS 'HORSEFEATHERS' to notion America is over the bill Ford Creates New Economic Board ByGAYI, ORB SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) President Ford consolidated government economic policy- making and formed a blue rib- bon labor-management com- mittee on Saturday, then ex- horted Americans to join in a citizens crusade to whip infla- tion. Ford came from the bedside of his wife, who had just un- dergone surgery for breast cancer, to address the conclu- sion of his two-day economic summit conference. "Betty would want me to be he said to the applause cf the delegates and spectators alter reporting that doctors said "she came through the operation all right." v. Ford was clearly shaken by what ht called "a difficult 36 howl." His voice quavered Summit faces, Pg. 24A with emotion as he mentioned his wife's surgery. Sen. Hu- bert Humphrey, D-Minn., said after the speech that "tears were streaming from his But the President's voice 'was strong and his tone firm as he delivered his prepared- in-advance address concluding a two-day "town hall" forum which aired scores of conflict- ing suggestions from' econo- mists, business and labor lead- ers, congressional and govern- ment officials. Ford said ho would outline for Congress and the public within 10 days his recommen- dations for "a coherent and consistent" inflation-fighting program and indicated it would call for major tax re- form. He also disclosed "three slcps I have just taken." The President said he has: by executive order the g o v e r n m e n t's domestic and foreign economy efforts under an F.conomic Policy Board, to be headed by Treasury Secretary William Simon. by executive order a White House Labor- Management Committee to advise him and I'ace-to-face" on major eco- nomic policy. Its eight labor members include AFL-CIO President George Meany, while the eight management members include some of the biggest names in business and -Appointed Princeton econ- omist Albert Rccs to head the Council on Wage and Price FORD, Fg. WA, Col. I Inside Todoy Cover-Up Trial Begins Tuesday Three of the men who help- ed manage the country's affairs go on trial Tues- day charged with crimin- al conspiracy in the Watergate cover-up. Pg. 12, 25A. Abilene Events Calendar 21A Amusements 1-48 Austin Notebook 5A terry's World 4A Bia Country (oaks 41 Bridae.................21A Business News 24A Classified I-MC Crossword Punic........20A Editorials 4A Farm 14-UC Hoart'ine IDA Horocsope..............20A Hosoital Patients 7 A Jumble Puizla IDA Markers............ Obituaries 10, ISA Oil Recording! II Settina lha Scene II Seorts 1-7C This Week In West Texas 41 Today nl History MA Tour Good Health 21A TV TA Women's Nixon Reported Looking Better LONG BEACH, CALIF (AP) archbishop of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic dio- cese visited hospital patient Richard M. Nixon on Satur- day and said the former Presi- dent "looked better than I've seen him in two years." "He showed no sign of strain or said Arch- bishop Timothy Cardinal Man- ning. "He said he was in no pain. I was amazed. He was in excellent spirits, very happy." Manning said he and Msgr. Clement Connolly, secretary of the diocese, spent 10 min- utes with Nixon in Hie former chief executive's sixth floor hospital room and delivered a prayer for the sick. "He anticipates being out ot !he hospital very Man- ning told a reporter outside Hie hospital. "The rest seems to be doing him (inc." Nixon was raised as a Quak- er but Manning said they've known each other since 1940 "way back then, when lie was a young congressman and I was a young bishop." The archbishop said Nixon was "very distressed" over Hie condition of First Lady Betty Ford, who underwent surgery Saturday for removal of a cancerous breast. Nixon phoned Belhesda Na- val Hospital in Maryland Fri- day night to express his con- cern and s y m p a I h y but couldn't get through to Mrs. Korcl. He left the message with a secretary. Manning said his visit with Hie former .clticf executive arranged "through chan- nels at my request." Meanwhile, there was no word from Nixon's doctors on liis medical condition. Roby Bonds Pass ROBY A bond is- sue to build a new high school for 'Roby Independent School District passed Saturday by more than two to one. The unofficial tally was for and 114 against in voting in the Fisher County Court- bouse here. A SCHOOL BOARD meeting Is scheduled for 8 p.m. Mon- day to canvass the results, and school officials plan to mail architect's building plans to prospective bidders in late November. Supt. Caffey Welch said Saturday night a nevi Roby High School tops the district's agenda, but extensive remod- eling in the district's elemen- tary-junior high school build- ing is also planned. The voters okayed a 40-per- cent hike in property taxes for 1975. A breakdown on the voting by property-owners and non- property owners was not available Saturday night. Welch said the new school will be located east of the ele- mentary-junior high building and that the old high school, which was built in 1925, will be torn down. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT encompasses 175 square miles in central Fisher County. With the bond issue, the tax rale will increase from per valuation on 35 per cent of assessed value to per valuation on 49 per cent of assessed value. Welch s-.iid main priorities for the elementary-junior high building arc air conditioning, heating, rcslroom renovations, painting and carpeting. Welch said the project ar- chitects arc Charles Welch of ROBY, Pg. CH. V ;