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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ,v 114 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 0, 1974 PAGES IN'SIX SECTIONS Price 15 Cents .-lisocialed Presi (ff) By ELUE RUCKER Four Referees Chosen Nearly a Year Ago Q. Win were .those referees at the Cooper-San Angelo football game Fri- day night? Which one made tbe con- (roverslal pass interference call? Do' Ibey.live in Abilene? How are the referees chosen? assume (hat none of these referees are ashamed of their work Friday night and, therefore, would not mind the Cooper fans knowing who they are- A. Frank Hunsaker and Jimmy Nicks of officiated Hie game along with Johnny and Bryan Keener of Vernon. The controversial call against San Ango- lo early in the game was made by head linesman Jimmy Nicks; the call against Cooper was made by Bryan Keener, says -Athletic Director Shorty Lawson. .Nov. the San Angclo and Cooper coaches got together and agreed upon Uiese'four officials, This is standard pra- cedure for selecting referees, says Law- son. If the coaches cannot agree, the Uni- verslty Intcrscholaslic League assigns four officials, but ;in this case they did agree. Q. Last winter-I wrote Mattel, that makes Barbie: Rolls, suggested they make a soft vinyl three-Inch baby doil wilh movable amis and legs. I also suggested a name iorii. They sent me' a form fetter on how It had already neon thought of. f decided maybe they didn't think It v, as such a good idea and' had the Impression that even though they'd thought of.lt they weren't going lo produce it. my Sears Christmas catalogue, lo and behold, on page 143 Is Ihe very doll I described except they made Its head too big and It isn't as cute as II could be. The only thing I specifically mention thai Isn't there Is the name. Even thongh they say they thought it before'l did, they just'happened to wait until after my suggestion to produce it. I feel I was cheated out of anything1 1 might have received for this idea. Can anything be done about it? A. Probably not. With all Ihe people in the United Stales, it's entirely possible someone else came up with Ihe same idea. If the company did use your idea, your reward, unfortunately, without some pre- vious conlracl or understanding, would be simply the satisfaction of knowing that your concept was good enough to be pick- cd up by a leading manufacturer. To save you future.grief, drop a note to the U.S. Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents; Washington, D.C., asking for the pamphlet on obtaining a patent. Next lime you have a bright idea, don't tell a soul iiiilil you have it patented. Q. How did yellow become assoclat- ed with cowardice? A. It's one 'of those expressions that cnughl on without a logical reason. Some- how it evolved from the word yellow as applied lo a writer or journalism or sensationalism according lo Eric Partridge's "Dictionary of Slang and Unconvenlional English." The connection between Ihe two is rather hazy, we agree. 0. In Jnly I .sent a subscription to "Jluslca1' magazine. I received my cancelled check but no magazine. I sent them a letter wilh copies of my cancelled check but didn't get a reply. Please look into (his. A. We asked "Musica" Asst. Kditor Zeke Romo what happened and he claimed to have a carbon copy of a Idler he wrote you three weeks ago explaining that the magazine was experiencing some difficulties, had to suspend publication for awhile. He hopes to resume publication in a few weeks. We asked for a refund; he ex- plained he can't do it without your rc- quest in writing. So as it stands right now, you need to write one more letter. If the refund isn't forlhcoming, let us know, we'll make a few more calls. If you want the magazine if and when it does get pub- lishcd, just let things stand as they are. Address qMStions lo Action Line, Bex 39, Texas Names will not he used tat qnesliens must be signed and addresses given. Please in- elude lelephoM numbers if possible. Sheriff's Officer, Family The Otis Wiley family, from leil, Wiley, Jeffrey, oldest son, Willie Stephens, play football. Capl. Wiley is Jimmy and Mrs. Wiley, leave home to see their with the Taylor Counly Sheriff's Depl. (Staff. Photo) Many Sheriff's Officers Moonlight By KITTY FRIDEN Kcporlcr-Ncws Staff Writer Otis and Nancy Wiley have been losing a little sleep lately if not because of their Jobs, because of future financial wor- ries. Capt.. Olis Wiley heads Ihe investigation division of the Taylor De- partment': Wiley has been making a month, but wilh" llie new" pay 'hike -ilue county Sheriff's Office offi- cial said the Investigator will be making somewhat more than The commissioners court recently ap- proved a 15 per cent salary hike, but department heads have the authority to adjust salaries in their departments within thai range. Wiley's new salary has nol yel been determined. THE.INVESTIGATOR will begin a new part-time job with Thornton's Department Store, possibly in November. Ills salary (here has not been determined yet, nor have bis hours, lie estimates he will be working four hours a nigtil. Previously, Wiley worked at Gibson's Discount Center as a security guard for about 20 hours a week. And a few years ago, he was working a G p.m. to midnight shift in an fmpacl store six days a week until he developed an nicer. The Wiley family's situation is one fa- miliar to both city and county law en- forcement officers' families. Wiley esli- mates that half the Sheriff's Office em- ployes moonlight to support their families. Sheriff Jack Landrum said he has never had any problems with Hie men's second job's interfering with their work as law- men. "As far as I'm concerned, when they come lo work here this job takes priority. 1 hire them wilh the understanding they will probably have to supplement their income. Bui (hey will do it wilh Ihe umler- Living With Inflation 4 standing that if I need Ilicm I'll call the sheriff on 24-hour call." Thai makes finding a 'second job diffi- cult, Wiley said, because thc'.ir other .em-' must allow 'the investigators to leave' work if they are called back on duty. Most of the second jobs involve security work for local stores. DESPITE THE additional income two jobs may bring, it puts a. strain on Ihe whole family. "Wllen you're working lhat many hours you have lo ignore everything around you except your Wiley explained. He said lie does't always have the lime or the- patience to relate to his family. Mrs. Wiley said she has to remind the children lo be quiet when her husband gets home after a 12-hour day. Nancy Wiley also works, on a part-lime basis. She. recently got a job wilh Franklin Junior High School as a teacher's aide for about a month. Her additional income and her husband's second job is one way the family is coping with lunation. The family is nol poor. They live in a well-furnished, IhrcE-bedroom, brick home nt 933 E. N. 10th and make monthly house payments of The Wileys have four children, three boys from Nancy- Wiley's previous mar- riage which left her widowed, and Olis Wiley's .daughter who does not live with her father but receives some financial support from him. "We've lost a few night's sleep wonder- ing liow we're going to send Jimmy Ste- phens (the oldest boy) lo Jlrs. Wiley said. "College is a necessity now. II's a must." C.lpl. and Mrs. Wiley said Iheir son is considering an area "junior college, possi- bly Cisco Junior College, because it is close lo home and less expensive.: Wiley said Ibcy arc checking into student grants, bul haven't figures but aiiylhing more spe- .cilic. JIMMY'S are' fairly uncertain right now; although his father said he would like, to see him go to law school. That would mean lliree additional years of schooling.. How to afford sending their children to college is only one of Ihe problems the Wileysface.iii a worsening economic situa- tion. Each of the boys have only two new pairs of jeans wilh which to start lo .school, .Iheir mother explained. While jeans used to cost about a pair, they now cost a pair. Also, purchasing clothes for the 7-year- old boy costs almost as much outfitting his Iwq older brothers, Mrs. Wiley said. She said she lias run into lite problem of Irying lo buy cheaper dollies, which don't last as long as more expensive-clothes. The mother of three boys still has not figured out a way lo compensate for that problem. TIIK SAME GOES for food, Mrs. Wiley explained. She finds it difficull to prepare a well-balanced meal for her family. To make matters worse, Jimmy has an ulcer, and his mother said she. can't afford lo buy all (he items necessary lo keep him on an individual diet. "Ife used to drink Kool-Aid (instead of carbonated but sugar has gone up so much, even that's she said. The fmits and broiled meats he should lie eating are far too expensive lo serve very regularly, she said. Blast Damages W. Virginia School CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A dynamite blast damaged a rural elementary school lo- day and another building was slightly damaged by fire in the wake of the jailing of a minister who is leading a pro- test over textbooks., stale po- lice reported. The West Branch Elementa- ry School in the Cabin Creek area of eastern Kanawha County suffered moderate damage from the explosion, police said. The explosive had been placed al Inc entrance of llie building. No injuries were reported. Pupils from, lhal school were shifted lo classes at Chc- lyan. Midway Elementary School on Campbells Creek was slightly damaged when what slate police described as a fire bomb was lossed Ihrough a window.' The blaze was quick- ly extinguished. The class- room schedule was not affecl- cd. Schools in the Kanawha County area liave been the ob- ject of protests by a group led by the Rev. Ezra Graley, a self-ordained fundamentalist minister. The group claims lhat a number of text books used in the county's schools are antiAmcilcan and nn- Christian. The explosion anil fire al Ihe schools in Ihis mountainous coalfield region came less than 12 hours after Oraley was sentenced to 60 days in pail and fined by Kan- awha Circuit Court Judge John Goad for violation of a court order against, mass picketing at school bus garages. Graley was one of 19 per- sons arrested Monday during picketing. The sentence will run con- secutively wilh a 30-day sen- tence Goad had earlier given Graley for violation of Ihe same injunclion. Picketing resumed Ihis morning at Ihe county's Quin- cy school bus garage, also in Ihe eastern end of the county. Mike Bell, spokesman for llie Kanawha County Board of Ed- ucation, said only 19 of 33 bus- es made their runs in (he area because drivers were nol crossing picket lines out of fear or sympathy with the protesters. There was also picketing at the East Bank bus garage. House Panel Delays Ford Questioning By JIM DAVIS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) A House judiciary subcommittee has postponed until Oct. 17 its questioning of President Ford on his pardon for former Pre- sident Richard 11. Nixon lo avoid risking inlcrference with Ihe Watergate cover-up (rial. Ford had agreed to appear Thursday before Ihe subcom- mittee, which has requested an claboralion of the Presi- dent's staled reasons Tor granting Ihe pardon. But Chairman William L. Ilungale, D-Mo., said Tuesday his subcommittee, wilh White House concurrence, decided lo delay the hearing until Oct. 17 "lo afford ample time for selection and sequestration of the Watergate jury." Ilungale said the decision was triggered by word from U.S. District Court licre (hat Ihe jury still had nol been se- lected by late Tuesday after- noon. He said he did nol talk to U.S. District Jndge John Siri- ca and was given no indica- tion how soon' Ihff closed-door jury selection might, be com- pleted. M the courthouse, Todd Christofferson, Sirica's law clerk, told newsmen that on' the judge's instructions he had called llungatc's office lo pass the word lhat there was little chance of completing selection of a jury before Thursday. Chrislofferson told newsmen that on Ihe judge's -instruction he had called Ilungale's office lo pass Ihe word that there. was little chance of complet- ing selection of a jury before Thursday. Chriilofferson also quoted the judge as saying he re- mained hopeful of having a jury by Ihe end of tbe week and that he fell jury selection H'as progressing well. Tuesday was the sixth day of the search for 12 unbiased jurors.and six alternates: The process continued lo be car- ried onl behind the closed, guarded .-doors of Courtroom No. 2, with all parties under orders from Sirica to say nothing. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTWEHT OF COMMERCE National Weal her Service (Weather Map, pg. 3A) ABILENE AND VICINITY tio-mMt Fair lo partly cloudy nnd today through T h u r s d a y1. Southwesterly winds 5 to 15 mph. In- creasing Thursday. High Icday and Thursday In mIO-EOs. Low tonight' near High' and lor 2J Ivoun ending 9 a.m.: Bl and 19. HFqH end fowsome dale lost year: 17 ana 69. Sunrhc ladoy; iurucl tonight: Sunr-fM tomorrow: Showtime Hearing For Elvis Sell-Out By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer If you notice a preoccupied, faraway look in the eyes of thousands of area women Wednesday, there's a good reason. And it's not Hie flu. It's because Ihe countdown has begun for Elvis' p.m., sell-out concert in Taylor County Coliseum. THE LATEST WORD at prcsslime was that everything was "A-OK" with one "relia- ble source" reporting that Presley's band would fly in by themselves al an unannounced lime on a plane called Tlic Holiday. Later in the day, jici'liaps jusl before showtime, The King himself is due to arrive by private aircraft. APPARENTLY, it won't do any good lo Iry to meet him. lie zips inlo and his concerts so quickly that it's nearly impossible to get dose. Jo Anne Heed, with Alamo Productions in San Antonio, said by telephone Wednesday morning thai Elvis' concert Iliere last night was "marvel- ous" and that he sang "all his hits" during a one-hour show preceded by about an hour of fine music by his orchestra. got your money's said an ecstatic Mrs. Recrt. "Wlicn llie orchestra struck up his Iheme, every- body started yelling, and screaming. Then he came out wilh his entourage of men, wearing a sparkling white suit. When lie got up there it was like ;i roar o[ thunder." She said Elvis sang "all his including "Love Me Tender" and "Don'l Be then moved lo his more contemporary hits, such as "Why Me, Elvis closed wilh "I Can't Help Falling in Love Wilh Yon." And yes, he gave out hij fabled scarves to adorning fe- males throughout the concert, which Mrs. Meed said was at- tended by fans from younger children to the older set. She said the people were really worshipping Presley, in u style perhaps commanded by no other entertainer. ELVIS CAME to the Con- vention Conler Arena in San .Antonio in a limousine sur- rounded by motorcycle police and drove directly into theater, she said. Everyone clamored to see him but hi; entrance and exit were rapid, leaving no one a chance lo get; loo close. The chorus of men singing wilh Elvis was described as: by Mrs. Reed.; "Everything about th; was marvelous. .it was moving she "And 1 hadn't really been that.' big a fan of his." 'Final Details' Talked With Terrorists 1 Agencies Denied Criminal Records The Deportment of Pub-, lie Safety has cut off ac- cess to criminal records of 29 state many of which claim they must have
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