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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT S4TH1 YEAR, NO: 164: PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS; 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, FIFTY-TWO PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated By ELLIE RUCKER Sunday Civic Center Activities Criticized Q. At (he risk of being humiliated and ridiculed sis we were when we look a stand against the showing' of I Jesus Christ, Superstar, we feel con- j strained, (II.'Cerinthlans to 1 speak ont once again against the use (hat is being made of Out Civic Center. In particular -Jne" Fiesla Folklorico held on a Sunday evening and the i forthcoming ballet on Snnday, Dec. 8. If anyone is ir. any. doubt about God feels as (o the observance of Ills day of rcs( and worship, which is Sun- day, he should read Exodus Jcre- Uriah Isaiah During (he controversy, about Super- star, God revolted to us that the Tay- lor County Coliseum and Abilene Civic i Center were a '.'stumbling- block" (Fzekicl King James Version) He had put before the righteous city of Abilene. A. "A number of activities are sched- uled in the Civic Center on says Civic Center Manager John Chancy. "It's up lo the person who's paying the vent and using the building. We have no policy to close the building, lo activities on Sun- day, we do recommend they be scheduled so as not to conflict with religious serv- ices." i Folklorico began at ballet Is scheduled for 2 p.m. 1 Chaney feels these performances are no more distracting from religious services then Ihe Dallas Cowboys which was also a timing of Folklorico. (In other words, people .still have the freedom of choice Just as you are free lo feel as you do ami publicly express your feelings. Q. fl'hal are tic age llmlls, weight" height requirements and how much education Is required to become ;a Texas Highway patrolman? i JA. You need-60 college hours from an accredited college and- unless you're tlie jolly green giant there are no height re- strictions. You cannot weigh less than two pounds per inch of.height nor more than pounds per inch. You must be at least 20'years old but less than 35 on the day you compete training. Are you in sound physical condition? Free from any deformities? Not less than 20-40-vision in each eye without correction and correclable to 20-20? You'll need to be a IJ.S.-citizen, possess a valid driver's license, be of good moral charac- ter and habits and pass an entrance exam. You're ineligible if you've been convicted of a felony.and you must be willing to be assigned to any station within the stale. Enough? Q. Please tell us all, who locally Is Droning c'omfrey? And for what pur- pose are (hey.uslng It? What local folk medicine includes Its use? A. We didn't, look in every yard. The ones we did look in didn't have any coni- frey. And no telling what people are using it be anything from hepatitis to ham; nails. Comfrey is.an lierby, and a member of the borage family. In olden times it was crushed, boiled in water and paregoric and used as cough syrup. In Medieval times it was used for lung ailments and thought effective in treating whooping cough. If Ifiis is your kind of thing, crush Ihe roots and leaves and use as a healing poltice.. .when you find it. Q. I've heard (he 1920s called the Roaring '2Js and Ihe .'90s were Cay! What were the 1930s, 1W0S, 1950s and A. What a fun queslion. Action Line anil our friend Shay Bennett at the cily library got into a can-you-lon-this parlor game. Bet some of our readers could come up with a lew doozies. The 1940s must have been a complete blah; we couldn't think of anything.: But Steinbeck called the '305 terrible, troubled, triumphant and surging reflecting the Depression and its grad- ual departure in the ten years. The fillies were nifty and the sixties, sick or sexy or super depending on whom you ask. Then came the stormy, seething, or uncer- tain '70s. Address questions lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 7SW4. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please. In- clude telepkoie numbers If possible. 3rd Front in Week "For Rear By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Slat Writer A ragged' north wind bit deeply'into the Big Country Friday morning, nipping at Hie heels of an Arctic cold from. The Iliird from in a week, it brought the possibility of freezing.rain .or snow to Abi- lene [or.the first lime this sea- son' as it followed two" "prac- tice" -fronts, which brought the temperature lo the freez- ing level. The low was 30 degrees Fri- day morning but Saturday's low should plunge to near 20" degree s. National Weather Service forecasters said. A freeze warning bas been is: sued. From the low Friday, Ihc mercury is expected lo rise only a few degrees Friday af- ternoon. GRADUALLY, 20 to 30 mph winds an'd: the skies will'.clear, leaving -a- calm, cold and clear weather for Saturday. cold air pushed deep- er .into Texas Friday, snow was reported in Wichita FaUs, Dalharl and AmariUo, and .that possibility was to exist for'Abilene inlo Friday afternoon, forecasters said.. The- raw. north' wind in- creased gradually throughout Friday m o r n i h g until it reached an average speed of 23 mph al 10'a.m. with gusts up to-33 mph. Although the temperature is expected lo reach 20 degrees Saturday morning, it may not seem as'cold as it will Friday afternoon. A 20 mph. wind and 30-de- gree temperature will bring the wind chill factor to only 3' degrees. At-Hint temperature, a 25 mph'gust will cause Hie wind chiH'faclor-lo drop lo 30 mph, lo iiiinus Iwo degrees. 1VINDS ARE expected lo di- minish Friday night and be- come light and variable, in ef- fect, taking much of the sting out of the chilly air. Saturday's' high, near 40, should bo slightly higher'than Friday's upper, limit, some- where Inlhemid 30s. If Ihe temperature does hit 20 degrees Friday it will break an 1896 record by Iwo degrees. The record low for Nov. is 13 degrees, set in 18B7. The onslaught o[ colder tem- peratures this year seems ear- ly when compared willi 1973 figures, allhoiigli the first freeze occurred 'Monday, the 25th, n week past Ihe average first freeze dale on the 19lh. more THE FIRST FREEZE of the 1973-74 winter came on Nov. 28 with'a low of; 30'de- grees, but'a 20-degre'e reading ..was not taken'until pec'.' 10'of Ihal.ye'ar, more'than a jveek away. Forecaster W: Ecfc said the Arctic air around for a while.'bui subject to a gradual .wanning trend under the clear skies.' Once the cold has ed, Eck' said temperatures should go back-up somewh'at in lieu of cold front forming to the north of the current high- pressure .-ridgic pushing into the Big Country; Ford Plans China Visit In 1975 Separated Twins Baptized Siamese twins Carla (left) and Altagracia Rod- riguez, who were successfully separated by Dr. C. Everett Koop are Held by their mother, Mrs. Salvador Rodriguez, and-'godfatheiy. after the; children'were baptized in'Philadelphia this week. rAP'Wirephoto) Tl Talks Stall on '5 Major Issues' By DON FI.ORK.S Writer Ground employes of Texas International Airlines, which includes 11 workers at the Abi- lene Municipal Airport, Friday morning were notified thai ne- gotiations had broken off in Washington, a local union offi- cial said. Ray Collum, one of Ihiee secretaries for Council 5 of the uniori, Friday morning said that talks had broken off be- cause i of disagreements on "five major issues." .CoJ.l.um added .that the break-off doesn't mean a "strike date has been set." "NO STRIKE has been the local- union official said, adding that local employes "have been advised :lo.go lo work as if nothing has hap- pened." He also reported that "all our people are on the job" at the Abilene airport! Ground employes had threatened to strike at mid- Airline Cancels Contract HOUSTON (AP) A Texas International Airlines spokes- man said loday Ihe company has canceled its contract with ground workers anil put into effect what he called substan- tial pay and benctils increas-, es. 'Jim O'Donnell; the spokes- man, said (lie action was tak- en under the Hailway Labdr Act after contract talks broke down Thursday night in Wash- ington at the end.of.a 30-day., cooling ofl period. The old contract covered members of the. Airline Kmploycs Association.' They arc mainly-office, ticket and dock personnel. b'Donnell' said, "We still have in our' pocket a promise from the union that there will not be a strike." He said operalions were nor- mal loday and that informa- tion from the company's wide- spread operations offices showed Ihe workers were hap- py with Ihe new wage and benefit package. O'Donncll called Ihe fringe benefits im- provements "very substan- tial.-" O'Donnell said [he-company also put a new set of'work rules into effect: He did not specify details of Ihe pay raise ov fringe Bene- fits'immediately. O'Donnell said Ihe compa- ny's negotiations team will re- main in Washington but will return to Houston if talks are resumed today. At midnight, union officials said their repre'senlalives would continue 'their'negotia- tions with thelcompany in Chi-, cago. A 'strike appeared possible, al midnight Thursday, but Ihe president of the union sent a telegram lo the company sayr' ing there would be no strike and negotiations would contin- ue. night Thursday, but the slrike was called off Thursday. A cooling-off period expired at a.m.. Friday. The contract expired in. Au- gust. "Five major issues were the only issues loft when the nego- tiations broke Collum said. "We'were told the issues .included .wages, split shifts, maternity- leave, pension and part-time employes. KAHLIER in Ihe week, vice president .'for the airlines, had said wages were not Ihe prime is- sue. Instead the dispute ccn- Icrs around productivity prob- lems such as a paid lunch hour and the.company's prac- tice of luring, part-time em- ployes on occasion. Texas Inlcrnational flies in Texas, California, Utah, Colo- rado, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi a n tl Tennessee and to Monterrey, Mexico City, Tampico and Ve- racruz in Mexico. WASHINGTON (A'PJ '.-i- President Ford will visit main- land China sometime next year, While House press Sec-' relary Ron Nessen- announced today. Tentative plans for.the visit; which UuVsecbiid'by" an American president in three arranged by Secretary, of State, Henry "A 1 Kissinger-in'.talks- in this wEct'Avith -Chinese offi- cials. "I look forward to visiting the People's Republic of China sometime next year and to continuing the process ot nor- malizing our Ford said in a written statement. Nessen said he could not be more-specific on the liming of Ford's trip. Plans for the Ford visit were disclosed in an unusually brief eommuniciiie issued si- multaneously in Washington and Peking lo report on Kis- singer's to'.the Chinese capital. Ncsse'n summoned reporters and read the text of Ihe brief document, which said simply: "Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. secretary of slate and as- sistant lo.the na-- lional security affairs, visited the People's Republic of China from Nov.- 25 through Nov. 29, 1974. The" and Chinese sides- held. frank; wide-rangijfg and mutually -beneficial talks. They ..reaffirmed their un- changed .to. the -principles of. the Shanghai govern; mints -'agreed' that "President: R VFjO.rd Iwould. visit Uie ''People's Hep'ublic: of. in 'Shanghai'; commiinjque was- issued at.'the'icpnclusioii 'of former-. President Richit'd M... Nixon's pioneering trip to Uhina in In tlie tvjo countries' pledged they wojld work toward a; normalization. of relations. DEPARTMENT" O F ABILENE 'AND 'VICJMlTY 'f tfl radius) Freeze warning In effechfor and ronighl. Rain, possfbly ffeti- 'Ing rain, changing, to Ihii morning ana pjferfioon, MucJi [Kay and aullo >D cold Solurday. Nerllierty 'Afndi 20 "diminishing -tonlghl- ond hcromrng ITghf and variable 'SalirndflV- Migh Ilils [n lha mid JOs. tonight near 70. High Saturday Pfobablllry or precipitation 50 per cent Today. Wind Y.'ornJrvgs Tn elfetf on nrca lohas, Hlghi and low fo' ?X cndinf t a.m.: fS end 33. T High end lav: date or.d 37. Sunrise loday: sunsej 1o- nlghl: Sunrise tomorrow: Mexico Threatens To Bolt From OAS MEXICO CITY (AP) For- eign Minister limilio 0. Tlaba- sa says Mexico might quit the Organization of A m c r i c a n States unless the OAS is drasl- ically overhauled. Rabasa briefed Mexican senators Thursday on the for- eign policy of President Luis TCcheverria's government. Af- terward, a newsman asked if. Mexico planned lo leave the organization lo protest ils fail- ure lo lift diplomatic ,and trade sanctions against Cuba. "Not he replied. "But if Ihe OAS is nol drastically Goodfellow Pleas Roll in Early Abilene Infant Mortality Studied .Admeasurement of- the quality'of life in'the Abi- -lene metrofjplitan a re a compared to other' regions of'the.state is shown in a recent stijdy of infant mor- in the state con- ducted at the University of Texos. Story, picture; Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 7D Bridge 1C Business Mirror 6B Classified 1-7F Comics..................9D Editorials................XA Horoscope............... 3D Hospital Patienls 3A Obituaries 7F Sporls................. I-5F To.Your Good Health......2D TV Seoul................ 7D TV Log 7D Travpl................6, 7A Wsmc-n's 2-3B By JOK DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer "I am a widow, live alore, ..am not.able to work lo make money on account of bad heallh and -crippled in my feel. ''Would sure apreshale if you all could please help me ,lo have a good xmas. Would sure aprcs.ha.te food and "Without your help would have no xmas." Only one of aboul 55 letters recc.iy.ed by Abilene's Goodfel-. lows even before campaign ooened Thursday, this hand- written nolc exemplified the .needs of many Abilenians' brought to (he Goodfellows" al- lention on the. second day of their 1974 campaign. All of the letters are simple, reflecting simple wanlr: food, clothing, toys for the children al Christmas. "f HAVK four children; one', three boys. My husband dcserle.il us March of this year. I am working...as a maid, f only make a week. I can't afford to huy my chil- dren any Christmas al all." Sirs. Lou Wavleof Ihe.Tay- lor County Welfare Unit said thai such needs were cxpresscd.early this year. nl the past only a few letters trickled in before ing. This year about 50 came in before the.traditional start of the Goodfellow drive. Abilenians are responding however. On the-second day of Ihe fund-raising drive, contribu- tions doubled irom lo Friday morning. There were four anonymous donations 'Friday, 'three for one Persons .wishing to contri- bute lo the campaign and those wishing to reporl needs o[ a family or individual should write Box 30.'Abilene, Tex., .79G04. Con- tributions will be acknowledg- ed in The Reporter-News. The goal for this year is GOODFELLOWS hope to make certain that every Abi- lene child has some toys for Christmas this year, and the toy store will be open for cer- tified r c c i p i e n t s Dec. 16 through ]9. Those needy persons who are not known through the slale and county welfare of- fices will begin being visiled by members of the Junior League Monday lo insure that only needy persons will bene- fit from the forl, Mrs. Waylc said. Much ot Ihe work on Ihe c a m p a i g n, which involves nearly every citizen in the city, lias already been done by Abilene's firemen, VFW Auxiliary, Dycss Officers Wives, Dyess NCO Wives anil other' volunteers. THE COODFELLOW Slore at 166 Pine was donated by HCC Certil Co. and Showcase Square owners for use during December. Abilene Exchange Club and Lions Club members will set up the store, aideil by Ihe Boy Scouts', Parent-Teach- ers Assn. and Junior Ked Cross members. The Abilene Kiwanis Club, which started the contribu- tions Thursday wilh will wrile food scripls and Ihe Jay- cee-Elles will write the cloth- ings scripts after eligibility lists have been drawn up Dec. 15. These scrips will be mailed to needy families and individ- uals, Mrs. Wayle said. The second day's contribu- tions were: Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Previous tolal TOTAL CfOAI. S200.CO i overhauled, we may consider The Foreign Ministry added legitimacy to the answer by releasing it in an official stafe- ment. liabasa told the senators recent OAS meeting in Quito, Ecuador, failed lo lift the sanctions against Cuban Pre- mier Fidel Castro's govejhi- mcnt because "prodeminanl hegemonies" within tlie orgjin- ization preclude free expres- sion. This seemed to be a sjajt at U.S. influence on smaljfer OAS members. i The proposal lo lifl Ihe sapc- tions imoosed in 1964 won (.he approval of 12 of Ihe 21 voting OAS members. But it needed for passage M, a hyo-thinlx majority, and thus ivas'defeVl- ed. fiabasa said one way (he OAS could be overhauled would be to do raway (he Iwo thirds system, which called absurd- He said the Cuba question the will of a minority '-blocked Ihe a majority." Mexico was a prime bacKer of (he proposal.-.It has ignored Ihe OAS sanctions by refusing to'break relations Cu6a. On Tuesdav, Mexico relations with Chile, one 'fef three countries that voted 'against lifting sanctions, n'a- basa said the Chilean "no" vote was a factor that the break. Sfcxico and 18 other delega- tions on Thursday walked put of an inter-American Tneeifng in Mexico Cilv on unemploy- ment as. OAS delegate Ijeo Zuslow began sneaking. The walkout, led by Cuba, left onfy Ihc Unilctl States, Nicarafiul, Chile, P'anama and Brazil iin the conference hall lo hear XliloW, 1 ''I   

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