Publication name: Abilene Reporter News
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas gpbttene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY'AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO, 116 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 11, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prcst By ELLIE RUCKER San Angela Denies McCamey Recruiting Q. There's a rumor circulating that San Angelo's linebacker James Taylor (number 33) was recruited from Me- High where he starred last year as a junior. Is there any truth to this and isn't it a breach of UIL stand- ards? Is it true his former coach must sign a waiver to make him eligible to play al another school (he very next year? Bid his coach sign the waiver? A. "It's true the coach must sign 11 waiver and yes, I did sign says Mc- Camey Coach JOB Nca. "Bui I'd really rather not even com- ment on I he, situation. I'm not happy with what happened, it was reported to the UIL but it's Hie type situation where if you say something you must Ix: able to back it up -with evidence. I know what happened, I know what the kid (Taylor) told me but it's not possible to Ncal says. "Ilo did play lor us last year, lie was second team all-slate linebacker and his family (lid move to San Angclo. We haled to lose him but we caivt prove he was recruited and we were told the burden of proof is on us. Unless we can show UIL something, they won't investigate." Kays McCamcy School Snpt. Bill Little, "We heard that San Angelo people bad offered a job to Taylor, bis mother and lu's younger brother but Hie jobs didn't pan out. If we conltl have had that informa- tion, we could have bad the evidence the UIL claims it needs before they will Inves- tigate. Taylor worked on construction or roofing last summer. San Angelo school officials said they looked into it and Tay- lor got his job through nn employment agency." Says Supl. Little of the waiver: "We signed it but needless to say we weren't happy about 11. We got to the point where the only tiling we could do was keep the kid from playing and we're not in the business of hurting our students." We sure hated to lose says Little, "but you know he's got a younger brother who's a freshman. Horace is liis name and lie's an A student who is O'l and weighs about 185 pounds." San Angclo School Superintendent Dr. .Tames Nevins says, "It was not recruit- ing. Coach Smitty Hill never saw the hoy until lie walked into his office. There was no rccuriting, we would not accept some- one with recruiting.' "Al a meeting with both Mr. Ncal and Couch Hill present, we told them we could not go (with the transfer) unless Meal would sign a waiver. H was signed and scnl to the district executive conimillec for all 4A schools and it was accepted. All procedures were followed." "The lioy did appear here to Smitty Hill, he asked to play, was told the rules and that he had to move here. He was nol gollcn a job through anyone here. I be- lieve he worked on a roofing crew after Hie liail storm this says Kevins. "Coach Ncal and Coach Hill met togeth- er to make sure there was no recruiting and if there was to find out who, when and why. We could nol find any evidence of such." Q. Some reader was asking ahonl a speclacular display of falling stars he witnessed 10 or so years ago. Your scientific answer was all right, i( was a meteor shower, specifically Hie Leonid Meteor Shower which occurs every 33.36 years. The most sjicdacu- lar Leonid Meteor Shower happened in 1833 and produced approximately meteors or "falling stars" an hour. In 1868, 1899 and 1932 the showers weren't as spectacular or vivid hut the 1966 shower produced meteors an hour and (here were times when the whole sky lit up. II was fabulous. I saw it. A. Itight, we.'vc had oilier reports from readers. The next Leonid Shower should be in 1999, hopefully we'll all be around to check it out. These showers result when Earlji passes through a comet's orbit encountering de- bris left behind by the comet. Comet Tern- pel I causes the Leonid showers. It's pre- dicted the 19M visit of the comet will produce a groat storm of meteors. In Ihe meantime, look for the Orionids shower on Oct. 21 (25 meteors per hour) and the Geminids shower of Dec. M which should liave 50 per hour. Q. I am exaspcraled. When name brand cosmetics arc sold at a bargain I like to he there. Well, all last week and even Sunday they said on TV there would he a coupon in (he Sunday paper for such for only 51.1 searched the paper twice to no avail and again this morning. Am I blind or was it not In the paper? A. It was there in living color but not as a regular ad, it was an insert about by ft inches and probably fell out when you opened Ihc paper. Anyway, we've sent you another one. This is a club, now, similar to book of the month clubs. When you order your bargain cosmetics you're agreeing to receive other cosmetic kits throughout the year. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers If possible. Cover-Up Trial Jury Selection In Final Phase Pet Donated for Rehab Sale Mary Lou Wilkersori, physical therapist at "West Texas Rehabilitation Center, asks 3-year-old Brian Lammons, left, what he thinks ol "Matilda." John Bull, 10, right, donated his net lamb lo the WTRC Sheep and Goat Sale set next Tuesday at noon ai the Eastland Auction Co. in Easlland. Brian, a patient at WTRC, is Ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Lamuions oC 4326 Sherwood. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bull of 3642 Yale. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) IJy MIKE SIIANAI1AN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON CAP) -Af- ter questioning hundreds of Washington residents for near- ly two weeks on what they know and think about Water- gate, U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica today began the final phase of jury selection in the Watergate cover-up trial. Itv morning, defense and" prosecution lawyers had used up about two-thirds of the arbitrary challenges of po- tential jurors allocated lo each side. There was a slight chance of further delay in Ihc selection process because two of a final pool of jurors asked to be ex- cused from the trial, expected to last three or four months. That meant if defense and prosecution lawyers exercised all of their so-called perempto- ry challenges, two more per- sons would have to be found for Ihe final phase. H was nonetheless expected that the jury would be picked today, thus clearing the way Georgia Lawmaker Due at ACC Julian Bond, Georgia state representative from Atlanta's 32ntl District and the first black lo be nominated for Ibe vice-presidency of the United States, will be Ihe 1074 fall guest lecturer at Abilene Christian College. He will deliver a '15-mimite address at p.m. Holiday, Nov.