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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas WMMi Shades of the Orient Shades of the Orient hit Abilene Saturday as the Suez Oriental Band of Brownwood marched down city streets. Shriller Earl Keesee of Brownwood and hLS fellow pla>-ere participated in'the parade which was part of Shriners’ weekend festivit.es. (Stall Photo by John Best)    __________________________________ Inside Todoy Pay Proposal Pleases DA's Area district attorneys are pleased about the proposal to increase their pay. but none of them are making plans on how to spend any additional income. Pg. 21 A. Let four librarians have an unexpected qift of $100,- 000 and see what happens. Pg. 15A. The old Sayles house isn't going to die after all. A young Abilene couple plans to restore it. Pg. 1 5A. Abilene Events Calendar . 9A Amusements .......... 1-4B Austin Notebook ........ 5A Berry's World ......... 4A Books ................. IOO Bridge ................ 30F Classified  ........ 9-MC Crossword Puzzle ........ 29F Editorials ............... *A Heartline ............. .    30F Form News......  16,    17A Horoscope ......  3    OF Jumble Puzzle ........... 29F Hospital Patients ........ 12A Markets ............ I8-20A Obituaries.............. 13A Oil .................. 20A Recordings .............. 2B Setting the Scene  ........ IB Sports..........1-oC,    MC Texas .......  3QF This Week In West Texas . 8A Today In History ...... 29F To Your Good Health .... 29F TV Toh ............ 1-161 United Way Designates 31 'Fair-Share' Organizations Thirty-one Abilene organizations and businesses have been designated “fair-share” givers to the United Way so far during the 1975 campaign, United Way campaign Chairman Syd Niblo said Saturday. Eight of them have reached the “fair-share” goal for 19 consecutive years, he said, as the campaign moved into its iinal two weeks with 62.7 per cent of its $509,546 goal reached. Through Friday afternoon tabulations, $319,235.10 had been turned in or pledged. A “fair-share” company is one whose employes donate an average of $1.70 per person per month to help the 20 agencies supported by the United Way. Niblo expressed the hope that many other firms or organizations join the fair-share bandwagon in order to reach the goal. Ten of the fair-share givers so far are agencies which are supported by the United Way itself. Biggest per capita giver so far is Lyaick Hooks Roofing, with an average of $80.68 per employe. Others with more than $50 per capita giving by employes include the Council on Alcoholism (an United Way agency) with $72.00: Southwest Savings & Loan $70.10: the Boy Scouts (also a ITW agency) $69.44:    First National Bank $62.82: Dick Lawrence Realtor $61.66: Girls Scouts (UW agency) $53.24; and United Way of Abilene itself $51.59. The 31 fair-share companies, listed according to number of years in a row they have reached that goal, are as follows: 19 consecutive years — Ly-dick-Hooks Roofing, First National Bank, Citizens National Bank, Abilene Savings Assn., United Way of Abilene. YMCA, Bov Scouts and American Red Cross. 17 years — Southwest Savings & Loan, Girl Scouts, YWCA and Salvation Army. 16 years — Perry Hunter Hall Insurance and Borden Inc. 14 years — Council on Alcoholism. 12 years — Abilene General Tire. ll years — Mental Health agency. IO years — Dick Lawrence Realtor. 9 years — Harold Crawford Tire Co., Corley-Wetsel White Trucks. 8 years — Galbraith Electric. 7 years — First State Bank. 6 years — Abilene Country Club. 4 years — Abilene Chamber of Commerce. 3 years — Day Nursery of Abilene. 2 years — Waldrop Furniture, Abilene Public Schools. I year — First Baptist. Abilene Tractor Parts. Independent Wholesale Grocers, Abilene Linen Supply. Did You Turn Your Clocks Back? If you didn’t set your clocks back one hour this morning, you are out of whack with most of the rest of the U. S. Daylight Savings Time officially ended at 2 a m. this morning. Standard Time will be in effect until Feb. 23 when the clocks will be pushed ahead an hour again. Women's New* ... 1-9, 11, lip   __________ The Presidency Got FordTs Adrenalin Going Bv SAUL PETT AP Special rom*'nondent ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) —The day had been long, 17 hours from dawn over the south lawn of the White House to near midnight over the mesas and mountains of the Southwest, 2,800 miles by presidential jet, helicopter, car, bus, foot. Altogether a noisy, sweaty blur of unchic summitry from the humid city hall of Magdalena, Mexico, to the sodden golf course of Tubac, Ariz. In the darkened middle compartment of Air Force One, a Secret Service agent was whispering in the code of his trade, into an air-to-ground phone: “Red Baron advises that ...” Most people aboard, advis- EDITOR’S NOTE —In his first exclusive interview, President Gerald Ford discusses the pardon, the economy, oil, his “marriage” with Congress, and the high drama of August in poignant detail. Here, too, is Gerald Ford, the man, in new perspective. ers, agents, speechwriters, secretaries and reporters, were now asleep or wearily on the edge. One furthest from the edge was the big man in the forward compartment, who sat at a table and talked ebulliently in his shirtsleeves, collar open, tie loosened, bourbon and branch water in hand. Over the back of his chair hung a blue Air Force One lounge jacket. The name tag said:    “Gerald Fold.’' the name tag on the jacket that his predecessor wore said: “The President.” The 38th ITesident of the United States, in office IO seesaw weeks, talked of many things during an exclusive interview, his first, on Monday night between Tucson and Oklahoma City. He talked about “tougher measures,” if necessary, to reduce American dependence on Arab oil and said, “We could really put an embargo on foreign imports which would have a much more severe impact on availability and supply.” He said this might be necessary if Congress or the public failed to respond to his present program. He talked about the economy and said he would consider wage and price controls only in the event of a “very major international crisis.’ He talked about being President and said, “I love it,’ and, “B’s sort of got my adrenalin going again.” He talked about the national state of skepticism and said he views it as a “self-destruct attitude” among Americans which “we’ve got to lick.” Gerald Ford does not tend to blame presidents for the national funk. He talked about the pardon and, answering detailed questions not asked by Congress, said there was no “conceivable” way — “none whatsoever” —that Richard M. Nixon’s chief of staff could have gotten the impress con Ford might favor a pardon. He talked of his wobbly “marriage” with Congress and said he thought it would improve after the election despite his hard campaigning. He talked in poignant detail of his last days as vice president. He said he was so stunned to learn he’d soon be President he couldn’t tell his wife immediately. Instead, he went through the charade of looking at furniture with her for the vice president’s house, which he knew they’d never live in. He talked of his last fateful meeting with then President Nixon, one man on the way down from the pinnacle, the other on the way up, and came to the edge of tears in the telling. Close up. Gerald Rudolph Ford comes across as a big, warm man whom you want to believe (you d feel somewhat shabby if you didnt). A friendly, happy man you’d want to play golf with, a man of no intellectual pretensions but apparently a willing learner, a town booster, a Rotarian out of Main Street (if Sinclair Lewis had been benign), a man with a big, hearty laugh who likes to laugh, a man unabashedly at home with himself, his job and his countrymen, a genuine, gregarious middle American in ways that Richard Nixon, in his imperial solitude, might espouse but could not practice. Gerald Ford’s hair is thin- See NEW. Pg. IOX, lob I 94TH YEAR, NO. 132 PHONE 673-4271 ABI LEN E." TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1974—ONE HUNDRED AND TWELVE PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS 25cSl'NDAV_.4 wocmtwl Pr««(g>IPfP jWI    rn    v.    L xI to • * r ** *0*'^    ImL*    Jr    v«7v'    ‘    X    <    /    V    • ar1' Vt/ I ». .ivFirst, the drop . the float to earth. . mission completedSpectators at the Dyess Open House Saturday got more than just another air show. Members of the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing and the 1st Aerial Port Squadron conducted a live train ing mission involving parachute drops of men and equipment lo a restricted drop zone bv three C-130 Hercules transports. The sequence shows the last stage' of the mission with supplies dropping from theC-130 in nine 1,000 pound containers to support ground troops waiting below. T.Sgt. Raymond Martin, of the 1st. Aerial Port Squadron, gathers up the large cargo chute. (Staff Photos by John Best) Dyess Shows Romantic Panorama of Planes, Exercises Bv PIHL SHOOK Repwtcr-Ncws staff Writer Dyess AFB opened its gates Saturday to an estimated 12.000 visitors who received a firsthand look at some of the most sohisticated aircraft in America’s arsenal. The romance and fascina tion of airplanes was reflected in the faces of young and old as many family groups toured displays ranging from the sharp-nosed F-1UB swept wing bomber to th** bulky w o r k h o r s e C-130 Hercules transport. The aircraft shown included many flown to Dyess especially for the day-long open house. A T-38, called “a one-room Classroom” by its pilot Mark Stephens, was flown in from Webb AFB in Big Spring. Stephens said the advanced trainer is the same type used by the Thunderbirds. the Air Force, aerial demonstration team. Ut. John W. St. Ledger, the navigator for a RF4-C Phantom flown in from, Bergstrom ATB near Austin, described the plane's day and night reconnaissance capabilities to a gathering of youngsters. Dyess w as represented by a C-130 transport, T-29 trainer, a KC-135 jet tanker and a row of the imposing B-52 bombers. Many Dyess pilots and their families also spent the day at the event. MRS. JOHN Anderson, wife of Capt. Anderson, a KC-135 Pilot, showed her 3-year-old daughter around the exhibits. Asked if the little girl had ever “been up” with her fa ther, Mrs, Anderson said, “only on his shoulders.” Besides aircraft displays, visitors were treated to a spectacular personnel and a cargo drop exercise presented by the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing, flying three of the versatile C-130 Hercules transports. After flying a thirty-minute training route, the three trans ports returned to a drop area within sight of th “Big Hanger” static display area. Six green parachutes then puffed out of the first aircraft which flew over spectators at 1,000 feet. The paratroopers of the First Aerial Port Squar-dron landed within close prox- See 12,000. Pg. MA. Col. 4 ACC 21 Texas A&M 20 Texas Tech 20 Texas 27 Ohio State 55 Nebraska 7 S. Carolina 31 Sui Ross 9 Baylor 0 SMU 17 Rice 6 N'western 7 Oklo. St. 3 N. Carolina 23 Lutheran 28 HPC 41 East Texas 31 SW Texas 20 Arkansas 43 Oklahoma 63 UTER 28 McMurry 0 Tarleton 6 SFA 3 Sam Houston 6 Colo. St. 9 Kansas St. 0 UTA 14 Stories in Sports, Section C file Kbilrne Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—-Byron Pe rt - ;

  • Dick Lawrence Realtor
  • Earl Keesee
  • Gerald Ford
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford
  • Girl Scouts
  • John Anderson
  • John W. St. Ledger
  • Mark Stephens
  • Raymond Martin
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • Richard Nixon
  • Saul Pett
  • Sinclair Lewis
  • Syd Niblo

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 27, 1974

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