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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 5, 1974, Abilene, Texas How do you up an oilfield? An Abilene oilman sayt that an oil field is found in the mind of an explo- ration geologist, not on the discovery drill stem test. By Marven Weitzel. get on survival A group of big high school boys hardly look like the types that would enjoy playing with dolls, blocks and reading nursery rhymes.; But with pre-schoolers that's about all they can do. It's part of a bache- lor survival course at Abilene High. By Mar- prfet pmcA Coping with foflottoit The first of six-port seritt Sunday looks with Inflation. Afternoon editions of the Reporter-News will concern Abilem'gns. 3 STAR FINA1 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT WHYEAR. NO, PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604; SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 5, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Eagles Win, Cougars Lose in Sports, Section, C Abilene Bid Spring 12 9 Lake View 28 Sweetwater 7 DeUon 14 Cross Plains 0 Son Angela Cooper Clyde Hamilton 12 10 22 11 Dolph Again Backs Tax Cut Homlin Anson 17 13 Breckenridge 0 Cisco 0 KnoxCity 20 Windthorst 16 Snyder 20 Lameso 0 Comanche Coleman 41 0 Brownwood 17 0 28 Cob. City 12 Albany 12 By ANN FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer Gov. Dolph Briscoe in Abi- lene Friday backed his cam- paign pledge of a tax cut, say- ing he will recommend elimi- nation of .the four per cent state .sales tax on utility bills. epntinv ue'd local 'conTrol' rates during a campaign swing through- Abilene Friday afternoon which included a public reception, speech and press conference, THE SALES TAX move would save Texas taxpayers million, he said, and would be "one direct step the state could take .towards the sky- rocketing utility rates The recommendation is the "tax cut" he has been adver- tising in his bid lot- Uie newly- treated four year gubernatori- al term, and is a follow-up on his 1972 campaign promise of "no new taxes." Briscoe and the engineers, Pg. 10D Elimination of the tax would classify utility bills "in -the same category as food and medicine which are not now never be taxed by the he said. He noted that the proposal is based on the budget esti- mate for projected income of billion more than expect- ed expenditures in the next biennium. Briscoe indicated he will withdraw the proposal if "we are to slip into a riioie serious economic situation depies- Jury Awards Sweetwater Man in Damage Suit By DON FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer SWEETWATER A judg- ment of more than was awarded by a 32nd Dis- trict Court jury here Friday afternoon at the end of a week-Jong trial. The jury, after deliberating about three hours, voted 10-2 t6 award E. H. Pursley Jr. of Sweetwater of the he sought against four defendants for injuries he suf- fered in a 1971 accident. THE JUDGMENT was re- turned against Texaco and Jimmy Davis, commission agent for Merchants Fast Mo- tor Lines Inc., from Sweetwa- ter. Merchants Fast Motor Lines Inc. of Sweetwater and Crall Products Inc., the other two'' were not named in the judgment. Sweetwater attorney Charles Griggs, who represents said Friday afternoon that his client was going to appeal the verdict. Texaco's Attorney, Aubrey Roberts of Sweetwa- ter, .could not be reached for comment Friday night Pursky wis represented by Frank Scarborough and J. R. Black, both of Abilene, Mer- chants Fast Motor Lines Inc. by Ed Lee of Abilene and Crall Products Inc. by Bob Dictenson, also of Abilene. Pursley, 25, was suing the four defendants "jointly and severally" for injuries he suf- fered Oct. 20, 1971, while working for Rig Edwards Oil, a Mobil' jobber (distribu- tor) in Sweetwater which has since become the Burns Oil Co. Employed as a truck driver, Pursley was in a sorting tires when a piece of heavy equipment fell on his left leg causing a severe frac- ture, Griggs explained Friday afternoon. Griggs added that plaintiff alleged he was crippled for life. PURSLEY SOUGHT for loss earnings and earning capacity, for pain and suffering, for medical expenses past and future. Instead, the jury awarded Pursley for loss of earnings and earning capaci- ty, physical pain and anguish past and future and for medical expen- The judgment verdict came after the jury listened to 18 witnesses and reviewed a number of depositions. The trial began Monday morning in Judge Weldon Kirk's dis- trict court. HE SAID he does npt favpi creation of a state cojimission to regulate IftlrFratel al- though the state may have some responsibility in two areas not now ru- ral telephone service -and in- state long distance service. "I would not favor moving the authority (for regulating rates) from the cities...to the state level. You do not get better decision-making by moving authority to a higher level of government. "There are some cities that would like to transfer the au- thority from their level to the state level. But any such set- up we might make should be optional oh the part of the city as to whether or not they want See BRISCOE, Pg. 12A, Col. 1 SEN. GRANT JONES AND GOV. BRISCOE Friday Ford Wants Budget Deferrals To 'Achieve Fiscal Restraint' WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford listed for Con- gress Friday 3.1 billion in federal spending deferrals which he said were essential "to achieve the degree of fis- cal restraint we need in order to curb inflation." Ford said some of the "deci- sions and deferrals" were im- plemented before the effective date of a congressional budget control act requiring approval, of Congress for such impound- ments. Ford said in the opinion of Nixon Must Restrict Activities-Doctor ByUNMDEOTSCH LONQ MACH, Cauf. (AP) Nbno, in a iiilttM kft leg propped up, lefttfceteipttalFttday.Trav. doctor nude It unlikely that he. take the witness stand anytime soon hi the Watergate eoverup trial in Mtnnt potential dan- nid Nix- C. Lurigren said the .former president must take an anti- coagulant drug for at least several months for bis phlebi- tis. Umgren said that while taking the drug, Coumadin, Nixon is in danger of hemor- rhaging if he should toffer an Injury or "physical Oiuma of any such at an ulcer. Lungren UeM a news confer- ence minutes after Nixon lined himself from the Wheel- chair and Into a waiting black limowtne to be whisked away with his wife, Pat, and daugh- ter, Trtcii, to the seclusion of his San estate. I. "I say Out the tune kirn (Me to travel see NDTON, PI- UA, CeL I All the Plugs Pulled at Garage Sale By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer "Dena and Mike and Karl and Mark and Lisa" is not the name of a new movie about some "swinging singles." Those are the names of. triplet girls and twin boys whose mothers decided to have a big garage sale to get rid of many of their baby things now that The whole gang, Pg. 12A they're getting close to two years old. THE GROUP was together Friday morning at the sale, hosted by the twins' mother, Mrs. Harley (Linda) Daniel of 4024 Laurel. The Daniel boys, Mike and Mark, 20 months old, were showing Bill and Jan- ice Richey's 16-month-old triplets, Dena, Kari and Lisa, what fun they could have with the walkers, strollers, bottles and blankets they had out- grown. Mrs. Daniel's hefty boys have out- grown their cribs, she said, but Mrs. Richey win be keeping hers for a while. It's just that all the other things take up more room than the families care to spare. The garage looked as if it had a larger selection of things than many department stores, SOMEHOW, all the childrw consent- ed to pose for photographs, fairly pa- tiently, perched on a soon-to-be-sold double stroller. Dena was the only "sour apple" in the bunch and the sourness was possibly due to tint indefinable "baby smell" which daddyi avoid whenever possible. She decided that If no model- ing fee were forthcoming she was going to cry or maybe she was just hungry. So the herd of mothers, babies, news- men and Mtftbor or two not to mention the twin' J-yeawAl brother, CMCJ mutt tmfde when an biter- Double charmers Mike, left, and Mark (or is it Mark and can charm the pacifiers off of you. Their as their mom, Mrs. Harley Daniel, calls the bottle substitutes, keep them contented. (Staff Photo by Bill Herridge) vtewcoaM take place withom having to wofry about five tyfees nwUnf into the street. Discussing her boys, Mrs. Daniel said, "They fijit quite a bit, being boys, although they share with each other and stick together. "But they can anywhere in tfte refrigerator, on top of the dish- washer." THE TRIPLETS also stick together, said Mrs. Richey, who sees different personalities if not totally different faces among the girls. At that point during the Interview, the boys finally grew fussy and so were "plugged up" with the pacifiers which Mrs. Daniel Mild, "they'll prebtUy keep UD Iney're IS." lit A COQpfo Of Jltifl wd, "I only let them Dm the attorney general the ac- tions were not subject to the new law, but "I am reporting this additional, information be- cause I believe it is appropri- ate to keep the. Congress in- formed on the status.on all funds withheld from obliga- tion." Action on a majority of'the items was taken prior to the enactment of the Budget Con- trol Act on July 12, Ford said. The biggest deferrals ini this category were: 420 million for forest roads and trails; 264 million for home owner- ship assistance; 401 million for water and sewer facility grants; and 199 million for public facility loans. Smaller cutbacks ranged from the Ag- riculture Department's. brush disposal program to higher ed- ucation programs and fish management aid. The deferrals which Ford said were taken after enact- ment of the new law included 497 million for Navy ship- building and 156 million' in military construction, as well as 312 million in Interior De- partment road construction and 260 million for airport fa- cilities and equipment. Inside Toddy Candidates Hit At Voter Apathy Both candidates for the 62nd- District legislative post speak to a noon meeting of the Abilene Association oT Life Un- derwriters and hir.hard on the ofpuWcopothy. fiers if they're real fteiy, time She then waited over W the couch, where the now quiet boys were sitting together. "Let me pull your rte laid, taking -Mike's pacifier from hu drooly mouth. Mike immediately reacted In the true spirit of justice and fairness. He calmly reached over, yanked Mark's pacifier out of his mouth and handed it to his mother. That seemed like a good time to leave. 71 IOD 4, 7A 1-tC i TV TV Sent.......... "A
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