Friday, November 8, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS. IT B4TH. NO; PHONE: ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cenls Associated Prest (IP) Abilene Savings to Join 5 Others Snoopy! 'Opening wide' in Dr. Joe Sharp's dentist chair at the city- county health clinic, Alice Rodriqucz, 0, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Rodriquez of 1950 Burger, watches the "Peanuts" characters wliich decorate the clinic walls. More than needy children have been cared for this year. (Staff Photo by John Alice in Toothland Gets Molar Magic By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer fv'ine-year-old Alice Hodriqiicz opened her mouth wide, squinted and looked painfully at the ceiling wishing it was all over.- Not even the "Snoopy" on the wall could help. When it was all over. Dr. Joe Sharp, the dentist at the Abilene- Taylor County Health Clinic, had pulled a small but troublesome toolh. Alice said she didn't think this kind of thing did her any good, but her doctor did. She is one of more than needy children referred lo Abilene's free clinic Ihis year by school officials. BUT THE CLINIC operates only four hours a week, two hours Tues- day and Thursday, in cooperation with Ihe Dislrict 17 Dental Society, and. public health engineer Tom Hogers said it could handle many more patients if expanded. At present, Hie only clients are children, some of whom have never seen a dentist. Because a-school nurse or leaclier must become aware ol Ihe child's dental problem usually through expressions of pain the child's [roubles are more serious than those of regular', private palienls. Bui once a child, such as Alice, Is seen for the first lime, regular visits may be scheduled for more com- plete dental care, Rogers said. Dr. Don W. Roberts, 26, and Dr. A. I any Irvin, 27, who will assume Sharp's responsibility this mnnlh, both said lhal prevention will be their primary concern. BOTH RECENT Baylor gradu- ates, who have their own private practice at 3658 N. '6th, Roberts and Irwin will be charged with the den- tal care of hundreds of Abilene chil- dren. Rogers said he expects the num- ber lo increase in the near future as more and more Abilene families dis- cover the. need, for dental care through in-school programs. The Abilene natives said they will also'work" with the parents of these needy children tp insure that dental care will be continued after immedi- ate problems are remedied. The clinic, located ai 2241 S. 19lh, was remodeled in June in a com- munity effort involving given by the Abilene Cily Council. By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer Abilene Savings Assn. offi- cials announced Friday that the a s s o c i'a t j o n will soon merge with five, others to form .the largest savings com- pany in the stale. The new United Texas Sav- ings Assn.-, if approved by stale and federal authorities, will have combined assets of million, "Abilene senior vice president Forrest W. Tip- pen said Friday. "This gives lis' a broader scope throughout he said, adding that'Abilene .Savings will be'able, lo "lend 'to -more people" the merger is approved. THE.FIVE aftilialed asso- ciations are Southwestern Sav- ings'Assn. Mutual Savings in. Fort Worth, United Savings in Corpus Brownsville Savings in Brownsville and Surety Sav- ings in El Paso. The net worth oMhe compa- ny, which will have 35 offices .in six major Texas cities, is 'million. Tippen said the major ad- vantage of Hie merger will be lo make available more mon- ey to lend 16 Abilene area investors and individuals. Abilene Savings has four of the 35 offices, which will con- tinue to serve the Abilene area. Currently, Tippen said, the association has loan cus- tomers and savings ac- counl customers, all Irom the Abilene area. The move is expected lo boost (he Abilene economy by making more money available for loans since supporting funds may now be transferred from one geographical area lo another, Tippen said. STATE AND federal approval ol Hie plan, submitted "to the Texas Savings and Loan Com- missioner, "-may take about two months, Tippen said. Once this has been done, of- ficers of the new company will be named, he said. No local personnel changes are expect- ed, he added. The move was initialed by the Southwestern Group Inves- tors, a holding company in which all six participating savings associations are mem- bers, Tippcu explained. PRESIDENT of that Houston-based firm is flex Baker Jr: C. E. Bentley, presi- dent or the local associations, announced the merger plan. Hentley was in Dallas Fri- day morning, but was to re- turn by noon. Tippen stressed that the local association will be an autonomous member, making its own decisions willu'n the Abilene community.' Internally, the merger Is also expected streamline basic administrative functions, he added. Sirica to Name Nixon Exam Team WASHINGTON (AP) -U.S. Dislrict Judge John J. Sirica said today he will appoint a team of three doctors to examine "Richard M. Nixon and recommend whether the former president will be healthy enough to testify al the Watergate cover-up trial. The judge said he hoped to choose the panel, including a heart specialist and an inter- nal medicine specialist, by next week. Sirica acted on a formal mo- tion from lawyers for defen- dant John D. Ehrlichman, who have subpoenaed Nixon. One of the Ehrlichman law- yers, William Frates, said Sir- ica already has a list of "real- ly great doctors who iiave all agreed to do this." On Thursday, Nixon's law-, yer, Herbert J. Miller Jr., re- ported to Sirica that Nixon .would be unable to do any- thing as strenuous as answer questions in a criminal trial lor at. least two to three montlis. Asked by Sirica to comment on the pla'n for an independent medical inquiry into Nixon's Associate Special Prosecutor James ,F. Neat said that while he would not resist, the prosecution does not require the former presi- dent's testimony. "We don't even concede that Mr. Nixon is a necessary wit- ness for any of the defen- Neat said. Gifts to Ilardin-Simmons University in.the form of uni- trusls totaling more than were announced Fri- day morning during -the an- nual fall meeting of the uni- versity's boards. In a report to a combined meeting of the Board of Trus- tees and the Board of Devel- opment, Dr. Clyde Childers, vice president for develop- ment, announced that names of the donors probably would be released soon, and that oth- er gifts have been promised. Dr. Childers reported that gifts to the university during the past year set an all-time record, and (hat Phase II of the Profile for Progress cam- paign is well underway. Dr. Elwin L. Skilcs, H-SU president, distributed his an- nual report in booklet form to the board members, calling attention to various sections in a brief discussion. "IN THE 1973-74 school year we shared in the excitement of underwriting the 52 million li- brary Dr. Skiles said, adding thai Ihe construc- tion program is "on sched- ule." Declaring that the "chal- lenge of the unfinished task is before he reminded the boards that more than mil- lion still must be subscribed and given to accomplish Ihe remaining goals of the Profile for Progress. Phase I of the campaign, completed last year, was for the library. Phase II will pro- vide money tp be used to build a new physical education-ath- letic complex, to modernize several existing buildings, and to establish an endowment for faculty enrichment. Dr. Childers explained that -Phase itis-bemg carried out differently from Phase I, which placed heavy emphasis on acquiring gifts and pledges of ail sizes from thousands or friends and exes of the univer- sity, to go with a matching gift of from the Ma- bee foundation ot Tulsa. PHASE II Is being worked through districts, with 19 cori- s ii 1t a n t s already enlisted throughout Texas lo-help lo- cate people who can make substantial contributions lo the campaign. Also announced during the combined session were new members of bolh boards. New Iruslees taking Iheir places on the official board are Sam A. Waldrbp, the Hev. Bill Auslln, Leland Ke'lley, and Bill Sorell, all of Abilene; Frank Pool of San Angclo, Dr. William F. McCord of Seabrook and Jack Huddleslon of'Amarillo. Joining the Board of Devel- opment are Eddie Huffman of Wichita Falls, Bob Moody of Lubuoc-k, A. B. Foster of Pe- cos, Arnold and Olga Barrett and Frank Wood, all of Abi- lene. THE BOARDS-convened separately beginning at and were to regroup for lunch along with their wives and other guests beginning al 1 p.m. A third group, the Board of Young Associates, was to meet al 4 p.m. Skunk Adds Nature's Touch To Septic Tank Rescue VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) Trying to pull an horse out of a seplic tank was bad enough for a team of fire-, men. Then a skunk added his two squirts worth. It all started in this Flor- ida Atlantic Coast town be- fore dawn Thursday when Joyce Ditlrich's 17-year-old horse walked across the soil lhat covered a seplic tank. T i e-concrete roof of the lank caved in, dumping the animal inlo several feet of what seplic tanks are designed to hold. Three fire-deparlment rescue men showed up and tried to gel the horse out. They had no luck, so they called a veteri- narian lo bring a.big sling lo pull Ihe horse out. The sling wasn't large enough, so a wrecker was called in. It hauled the beast lo safely. As firemen caught Iheir breath .after the smelly job, a skunk wandered inlo the yard. Mo one knows whether he had a grudge against firemen or just had a rough day in the he took one look around, -unloaded on the fire- and left. The resuce crew went back lo the firchouse only to run inlo another little problem. The other firemen wouldn't let Ihem in. "But we compromised by leaving our clolhcs said one of the rescuers. Fake Blood: It Can Even Be Tasty By ELLIE RUCKEK Q. What Is used in the movies for fake blood? Where can I gel some? I really needed it for my son's Hallow- ten spook house but it's not loo lale for next year. A. Fake blood in the movies Is usually a combination of vegetable dye and gelatin. The best of the commercial "Moods" is washable and a product of 3M Company in St. Paul, Minn. But you can make your own "blood." Cook 2 This, corn starch in a quart of water until It's about blood thickness. Af- ler It boils, add 2 leasp. baking soda. It will tin. so use a deep pan. Add some red food coloring, then a little blue and yellow until you get a bloody good hue. Pour inlo gelaline capsules or squeeze bottles. For lasly "blood" add a drop of flavoring. 9. .Would custom pecan shelling be approved as a home occupation? What ahwf food handling laws and sales tax collect Ions? I'm disabled, looking for tame light.work 1 can do at home and thought of this. A. This type operation, according (o city planning an'd zoning, would be okay as long as you're not ordering truck loads of pecans delivered lo your home. If some- one comes to you, asks for your service in shelling pecans, this would be perfeclly okay. The purpose of the home occupation or- dinance is to cul down on neighbor com- plainls about congestion and heavy cus- tomer traffic in residential neighborhoods as well'as to keep people from setting up stores in-their homes. Since you're offering only a service, you would not need a sales tax permit as you won't he charging sales lax. Hut if you advertise in any form or fash- ion you'll be expected lo follow health regulations, will need a permit and 'a mullilude of older things lo operate with- in the'law. Check wilh Gilbert Morris at Cily-County Health Unit about this. Q. We live a mile and a half west of Wj'lle and would like to know why we can't have'the cable out If we can't get It now, thcu when might we expert (a get II? A. First call Allen Dean al TV Cable Service (698-3585) and tell him exactly where you live so he can lell you Hie chances of gelling on the cable. It already runs about a mile past the Wylie main in- tersection on Buffalp Gap Rd. There is no major move afoot at present to extend service past Wylie. To lay more cable requires more subscribers to pay for it since it's not good business practice to lay a half mile of cable for one customer. Besides, if you're too far out, the TV Cable Manager says you wouldn't get anything but snow on your set because the signal goes only so far. Q. Why can't we find Gucci men's loafers here? I think a store In Dallas carries them and they're not that ex- pensive. I've men's shoes for Ml or more In local stores. A. We don't know why not, we just know they're not sold here. Neiman's carries only Gucci copies and the head of M-M shoe department says he doesn't think any Dallas store carries them right now. A Gucci store is scheduled to open al One Main Place in downtown Dallas in a montti or so. Heally, for a lightweight loafer, the price is a little sleep at to a pair. Italian designers have almost a corner on the market of exclusive, expensive protl- urts-besides Gucci, [here's Pucci .and Cucci. All require a lol of mucci. Q. Please give names and addresses of senators and congressmen for our dislrict. I refer (o U.S. olliclals. A. These arc listed every Sunday on the editorial.page (4A) of our pa- per. Now we lake a short commercial break to tell you the number lo call is 673-4271 to start delivery of the Sunday paper. Meanwhile, write Senators Bcnlsen and John Tower in care of U.S. Senate Post Office, Washington D.C. 20510. Write Congressmen Omar Burleson, George Mahon, Hob Price, W, R. Poage and 0. C. Fisher in care of House Post Office, Washir.glon, D.C. 20515. Address questions to Action Line. Box Abilene, Texas 79604, Names will ml be used but questions must he slptttd and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. At one point, it appeared thai Nixon would be required to authenticate 26 Wliite House tapes Ilic prosecution plans to play tor (lie jury starling next week. At that lime, it was the prosecutors who first recom- mended that Sirica conduct his own inquiry into Nixon's fitness to testify. Sirica said Thursday he may allow Nixon to be cross-exam- ined at his San Clcmerite, Cal- if., eslale afler the former president is well enough to an- swer questions about the cov- er-up. A videotape of his testi- mony would be played for the jury. Sirica said then he believes he could permit videotaped testimony by Nixon without creating a circus atmosphere. It's possible that images of Nixon and H. H. Ilaldeman, another defendant, will be flashed on a screen' at Hie courtroom sometime during, thetrial. Autumn Gifts to H-SU Said Exceeding WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalforul service (Weather Map, Pa. 3A) ABILENE ANO VICINITY (10-mile radius) Cloudy and continued cool Will) occasional lighf rafn or drizzle loday In rough Saturday, Eouttieas- lerlv winds A fo 12 mph. Hfqh -today Jn the mid 50s. Low lonfght In me JwHs. Hfglt Saturday near 60. Probability of mwiurable preclplfallon 30 ptr cent lo- dny, larrtgM and Salurday. Hlgh and Tow some "dad Toil" ytor: 60 a nil 48. Sunrise rocfay: sunsef fonigh.1: Sunrise tomorrow: Withdrawals Due from Cloud Bank Abilene weather may make a few more "withdrawals" of light rain and drizzle from a cloud bank, which is expected lo slay in Ihe area through Saturday. The rainfall tola! reached 120 inches Thursday, which also the nonnnl expected in November. -Only .06 inch of drizzle fell in the 24-hour peri-. WHERE ending at 4 a.m. Friday. Total for Ihe year is now 31.76; normal (hroiigh Friday, Jack Sc'huabcj speculated Friday that, an approaching 2-nay ABILENJi Total" Municipal Airport. .06 .42 Total for Year Normal ofr Year 21.69 2102 Ueechwond .05 .50 Dyess AFB TR fronl from the Pacific Northwest may affect Ihe Big Country by Sunday. He stressed, however, that weather conditions may change Uiat possibility be- Lake Abilene now and. then. Lake Phantom Hill added lhal no clearing is Lake Kirhy until that front, BAIRD through Central CISCO northwestern Wyo- CLYDE .20 central Utah lo just COLEMAN .20 of Las Vegas, Nov., COLORADO CITY .05 through Abilene. 11AMLIN .01 a high pressure IIASKELL TR centered in Illinois is MERKEL .10 circulaling wet air into SNYDER TH Big Country. Kent St. Judge Grants Acquittal CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) U.S. Dist. Judge Frank J. Bat- listi granted today a motion for acquittal of eight former Ohio National Guardsmen in- dicted in the 1970 Kent Stale shootings. Ballisti said the evidence at the conclusion of the govern- ment's case was not sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable Inflation Felt On Legal Help One Taylor County ex- pense hit by inflation is the amount of money paid to court appointed attorneys for their services in defend- ing indigents. See story. Page 1-B. Amusements A-7C 8A Business Mirror......... 1 OC Classified 1-7D 8C Editorials 4A Horosccpe BA Hospilol Palisnls......... 2A Obituaries 6A Soorls 1-4C To Your Good Health ......6B Trovcl 7V 7C TV Scout ___..........-6.7C Women's News 2-3B doubt that the defendants had a specific intent to deprive anyone of tlieir civil rights. He said, dealing wilh grossly negligent dis- charge of weapons, we're not dealing with the intention to wound or maim, but cnly wilh specfic intention to deprive one of certain rights." He told (he jury lhat "at the start of Ihis Irial I lold you lhat you would decide certain facts, but at the conclusion of the government's case there are no facts to be decided by you. "As a -matter of law, the defendants must be acquitleil of Ihe offenses with which they'are Uallisli went on. "I found no Intention on-the part of any defendant lo deprive anyone of his civil rights." The eight were charged with wilfully assnalling and inlimi- daling'lhe victims of the May 1, 1970, flarcup in which four students were killed and nine others were wounded. The eight also were charged with depriving the victims and oth- ers of the rights lo protection against loss of freedom out due legal process. ii