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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               Coming... .in Sunday's Reporter-News Will steam power make a comeback? The Rev. M. I. Bradford believes the steam-powered automobile is going to come back. He's converted four cars to steam power in the past 22 years. By Don Tabor. Learning is difficult for mentally retarded Normal children take things such as dressing, playing, and eating for granted, but the mentally retarded learn by in- terminable repetition. By Joe Dacy II. Game's history might tend to be a biography Any story of organized bridge in Abilene would tend to be a biography of Mrs. Mable Lilius, probably the first certified teacher of bridge in Texas. By Marven Weitzel. "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH YEAR, NO. 137 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prttt Bad Night hr Abnene schools 'Noire of My Nights Nixon Tells Ford See stories in Sports, Section B Big Spring Cooper Snyder punbor Cisco Coleman Jim Ned Roscoe Crowell Haskell Rotan Bellinger Stamford 12 7 30 7 13 7 40 0 13 7 27 6 44 6 Son Angelo 28 Abilene 7 Comanche 40 Clyde 13 Winters Colo. City Albany Wylie Breck Eosi By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated' Press Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) President Ford sat in a chair beside former President Richard M. Nixon's hospital bed on Friday. "Did you have a good Ford asked. "None of my nights are too- Nixon replied in a husky voice. His hair was mussed and his face was drawn. He was thinner than most people remember him. Nixon's: passion while in of- fice was foreign affairs, and Ford told him of plans in the near future for presidential trips to Japan, South .Korea and the Soviet Union. He told Nixon he'called him Dick of tours by Nix- on's favorite, Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger, to the Soviet Union, India, Paki- stan and Afghanistan. The visit was a surprise to Nixon. Fearing any sustained excitement might be too much for their still seriously ill pa- tient, doctors told Nixon that Ford was coming only min- utes before the President: walked through the door of- Nixon's top-floor suite. It was the first meeting be- tween the men since Nixon re- signed the presidency Aug. 9. After the visit, Mrs. Nixon was heard by a Ford aide tell- ing presidential physician Wil- liam Lukash. who accompa- nied Ford to the hospital, that See FORD, Pg. 12A, Col. 7 Coahoma Hamlin f i Brownw Stephenyilh Surtax Compromise Reported Likely By R. GREGORY NOKES Associated WASHINGTON (AP) The Ford administration has near- ly given up.all Jippe of getting its 5 per cenf surtax proposal approved by Congress In its present .form, j-MjQJiBLjd''''- ministration j Although Treasury Secre-" tary William E. Simon said Thursday the administration has "just begun to fight" in University Status Means Much To Howard Payne President Bv JERRY REED Keporter-News Staff Writer BROWNWOOD-The desig- nation "university" for the former Howard Payne College here is not just a matter of semantics for HPU's presi- dent, Dr. Roger L. Brooks. Attaining university status is merely one step of many in making the small Brownwood denominational school "one of the top universities in the land" by 1989, HPU's cente- nnial year, he said. University ranking is more than just a name change to Dr. Brooks, who was inaugu- rated little more than a year ago as Howard Payne's 14th president. he said, defines a "broad-based and multi-school institution." The word Dr. Brooks said, has been appro- priated by beauty, barber and business schools and two-year community colleges which leave out the distinguishing adjective "junior." Since Howard Payne, offi- cials and regents decided on attaining university status about two years ago, the insti- tution has undergone a critical self-review and upgrading of faculty and students. "We determined a year ago that most of our student prob- lems (acaderru'c, disciplinary, See BROOKS, Pg. MA, Col. t DR. ROGER BROOKS university not just name supporfof the surtax, Treas- believe Simon realizes a' compromise will be necessary. --They-believe.the surtax has been misunderstood as being far more .costly to middle and believe this misunderstanding can be dispelled. A likely compromise the view of several sources who did riot want tb be named an increase to in the irunimum level of family income to which the surtax would-apply, ThSjFord 'projxMaKiaUs for the surtax to apply to. famfly incomes over and indi- vidual incomes over But the sources said they expect changes will be made in the House Ways and Means Committee, after which the administration would judge whether they are acceptable. House Speaker Garl Albert, D-Okla., has declared that the Ford surtax will not emerge from committee in-its present form. And an informed adminis- tration ally minority counsel of a key Seriate com- mittee said chances are slim for a surtax, even with a compromise. "It has no chance 5 per cent at be'st going through Congress as an indi- vidual component and maybe a 20 per cent chance for some form of passed with a decent type of this source said. Such a package, he said, would -include other Ford pro- serviee employment program, along with reform of govern- ment regulatory agencies and regulations. He said the very best chance for a compromise sur- tax would be about 30 to 35 per cent if the Ford program were; suddenly widely per- ceived- as being a reaf answer to inflation that is not now the case. Among those who have pub- licly hinted at a possible com- promise has been presidential counselor L. William Seidman, who has said the Ford admin- istration is willing to consider a 1 1 suggestions emanating from the Congress on .the sur- tax. Asked if the surtax proposal remained realistic in view of congressional opposition largely based on the conten- tion that the surtax is another blow at an already suffering middle class one Treasury official indicated mixed feel- ings. Its that season Stuff Photo by Mark Alfred CHIEF McMURRY AND RESERVATION PRINCESS Steve Chappell and Kay McMenamy crowned Friday McM Reservation Honors Go to McMenamy, Chappell Kay McMenamy and Steve Cliappell were crowned Reser- vation Princess and Chief McMurry to climax the annual homecoming musical show late Friday at McMurry Col- lege. The campus royalty is de- cided by student ballot each fall and is the highest acco- lade students can receive from their fellow students. Class favorites were also named at the show, this year entitled "As the Reservation Turns." The.student-produced spoof will have its second per- formance at a.m. Satur- day in Radford Auditorium. MISS MCMENAMV, a sen- ior music education major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James McMenamy of Shallo- water. At McMurry, she has been a member of the McMurry Band, .the Chanters and Uie elite Morning Star singing group. She was freshman class secretary and a member of McMurry Student Govern- ment her sophomore and ju- nior years. She was named to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" during the 1973- See McMURRY, Pg. 12A, Col. 1 Colvert Urges New Effort on Document By ROY A. JONES II Reporter-News Staff Writer Judge Robert Calvert, retired chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court urged members of the Abilene Bar Assn. Friday to lead efforts to see that the state's 98-year-old constitution, is rewritten, not just continually amended. In his noon speech at the Petroleum Club, Judge Cal- vert noted that it had been one year to the day since he stood on the House Sneaker's plat- form and, as chairman of the Constitutional Revision Com- mission, submitted a proposed new constitution to the con- vention comprised solely of legislators as delegates. Although the work of his 37- member commission failed to result in a new constitution for Texans to vote on next week the commission had judge maintain- ed that "even though the whole tiling was aborted, the work was not done for noth- ing." HE OUTLINED the eight months of exhaustive work by the commission and said that at least the Legislature "used it for a jumping off place." He predicted there is a 50-50 chance that Texas have a See DOCUMENT, Pg. 12A, Col. 7 inside Todoy Unemployment Rate at 6% The .nation's unemploy- ment rate has reached six per cent for the first time in three years. Pg. 5C. Comiti Edrtotic.li Form 19, Amuienwntl Aitrt.jr.ph Clllllfkd on ,JJ? UC UA TV TV Sent   

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