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Publication: Abilene Reporter News December 1, 1974

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas Strike Called Against TI "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 166 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER I, 1974—NINETY-TWO PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Associated Press (JP) Oklahoma SS Tulsa 30 Navy 19 Aledo 28 24 Houston 14 Army 0 De Leon 0 45 Florida 30 Ga. Tech 34 LSU 35 15 Miami 14 Georgia 14 Utah IO Victor J. Herbert, said the workers would not strike and would continue negotiating. This was followed by cancellation of the contract by the company. A company spokesman said at that time that, “We still have in our pocket a promise from the union that there will not be a strike.” Texas International declined to specify the pay and fringe raises and the new work rules. The company has 1.100 ground employes. Maintenance and flight employes were not affected. The line serves 23 of the 24 Texas cities with airline services, nine states and several cities in Mexico. The states are Texas, California,- Utah. Colorado. New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Jim O'Donnell, a company spokesman, said at a late hour Saturday the company “feeling is at this time that we have a commitment from Herbert that there will not be a strike.” “Should there be a st'ike. we will once again deploy 300 management people so we will be able to maintain a substantial portion of our normal flights,” he said. O'Donnell said the union agreed Friday to immediate resumption of talks at a time and place set by the federal mediation board and expressed surprise that the strike had been called in view of the no-strike pledge by Herbert and an agreement to resume negotiations. Local Flights Not Canceled Late Saturday, no plans had been made to cancel local flights Sunday due to a called strike of Texas International ground workers, local TI officials said. “As far as we know, all flights will be maintained.” Carlos Talley, local TI manager, said late Saturday. Any decision to cancel flights would be made out of the company’s Houston office and would probably come af ter 6 a m. Sunday, he said Locally the strike will affect ll ground employes including ticket agents and operation agents at Abilene Municipal Airport. Talley said TI management personnel from outside Abilene might be called in to replace local strikers. Ray Collum, one of three secretaries for Council 5 of the union, was unavailable for comment Saturday night. Ford Declares Texas Disaster Area WASHINGTON (API - President Ford declared on Saturday a major disaster for the state of Texas because of damage caused by severe storms and flooding. The administrator of the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration will designate which counties in the state are to receive federal funds for the recovery efforts, the White House said. Included in the assistance will be temporary aid for families who lost their homes. unemployment assistance and the repair or restoration of damaged streets, roads, bridges and public facilities and utilities. The Small Business Administration will make available low interest loans for home owners and businesses, while the Farmers Home Administration will provide emergency loan assistance. Joe D. Winkle. Region 6 director of lee Federal Disaster Assistance AdminMinturn, will be federal coordinating officer for the Texas relief. By PHIL II. SHOOK Reportcr-News Staff Writer The old bell came down Saturday from a nameless little two-room Catholic school house that tenaciously held on since 1922 providing education, religious instruction and a lot of memories to Abilene’s Mex-ican-American community. The school house, next to St. Francis Church at 826 Cottonwood. was built four years before the Catholic church building was moved to Us present location. About a dozen parishioners at St. Francis, including a few former students of the school, endured sub-freezing temperatures Saturday morning to begin tearing down the ok! school house so plans can continue for a new church on the property. The chairman of the building commuter, Rufus Quintanilla, on crutches after a recent lawnmower accident, supervised the volunteer workers who included Leon Diaz, 57, who attended classes at the school in 1928*29. “Our church only holds 250 people, and we need room for 450,” Quintanilla said. “There are 200 families in the parish, some have 15 children and some have two,” he added. “It averages out to about eight to a family.” The building, which is now called the St. Francis Church. was constructed in 1890 at North 5th and Beech. Originally owned by Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the building was later sold for $2,500 in 1926 and moved to the Cottonwood site beside the school house. It wiU take about nine months to raise approximately half of the $75,000 to $100,000 needed for the new' church. Nov. 30 Cold Mark Set The skies were as clear as ice crystals Saturday and the temperature was the lowest in recorded history for the last day of November in Abilene-18 degrees. The arctic blast that moved in late Thursday gradually contracted the mercury to the new low in the predawn hours Saturday. Winds were moderate in the Abilene area Saturday. For the new month of December starting Sunday, the weatherman sees more cold, but a few clouds are expected to gather overhead and show a little mercy by trapping a little heat before it radiates into the stratosphere and warming the city just a bit. The new record temperature was four degrees lower than the former low reading for Nov. 30, set in 1896, but is four degrees shy of the all-time low for the month, 14 degrees Nov. 29, 1911. Family Problems Related As Goodfellow Help Asked By JOF DACY II    Most of those who write in    “My mother is sick and my »' Reporter-New s Staff Writer    are    mothers trying to take    daddy has heart trouble and is The Abilene Goodfellows re-    care of their families. Many    a diabetic. He takes insulin, ceived 17 additional letters re-    persons who live alone and    We would like to have a toy questing help Saturday the    have few ways to get help for    order and a clothes order and third day of the drive to help    Christmas also write for help.    a grocery order if it is possi- supply food, clothing and    Many    say they have written    hie. Christmas presents to Ahi- before, during previous Good-    "Ive ll appreciate anything a i n„-nppf|v    fellow    campaigns.    and everything. I go to school -W    But    a few of the letters and try to work my days off But food and clothing are    come from children, best ex-    but me being 15 no one will not the only things stressed in    emplified by this note from a    hire me because I am mental- these letters.    15-vear-old    Abilene    boy:    ly retarded. I can’t read. Family problems are fire-    “I am writing to you to see    “I    go to SpEd (special edu- quently told, and many fami-    if we can have a Christmas    cation classes) but this much I lies say they’have burdensome    for my little brother, age ti,    hope    you can help us. Thank medical expenses — as high    and little sister, age IO, and    you very much. If don't get as $8,000 in one letter.    myself.    nothing I wish you all a nice    —-------- Christmas anyway.” ^    Ai •lf*    Contributions which came to Fire Causes $5 Million    omces A r*n    TSgt'    anci ^rs* Janies C. Damage at Bergstrom AFB    SSS un.*** avis 10.00 AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — A    wander of the 67th Tactical    Mrs. Paul ll. Scott and Grace World War II-vintage wooden    Reconnaissance Wmg, said the    Marie  ............*...15.00 hangar at Bergstrom Air    fire apparently broke out    jn memory 0f paui McCarty Force Base burned Saturday,    around 4:15 a.m. and was    from Mrs. jrred Gartside with damage estimated at    brought under control before    an£j Valeria..............10.00 more than $5 million.    dawn.    jn memory of Paul McCarty faiKP nf thp fire has not    Three county fire tru*ks    from Mr. and Mrs. George t_-u utjJLlSrt    joined base firemen in dousing L. Foster .....•..........10.00 been determined.    the blaze.    Anonymous    10.00 The high loss figure resulted    A base spokesman said the    Mrs. M. S. Little    5.00 from the storage in the build-    building had been declared    Dorcas Sunday School Class of ing of expensive communica    surplus and was to have been    University Baptist tions equipment and vehicles,    torn down next year. It was    Church “    BUW said Maj. J.H. Slevin.    used to house jeeps, communi-    Previously Acknowledged No injuries were reported.    cations equipment and mainte-    2,319.70 tfol. T.C. Pinckney, com-    nuance supplies.    Total to date    2,394.70 Old Catholic School Being Tom Down Inside Today Britons Ponder Churchill's Meaning Father Bernard Gully said. The Bishop of the San Angelo Diocese has advised that construction may begin after half the money is raised, Father Gully added. “We have $20,000 saved now.” While the enthusiastic volunteers could only provide a sketchy background on the little school’s past, Eugenio Moreno, a parishioner from Dyess, managed to uncover some secrets of the school’s history from the Abilene Public Library. Moreno, a song leader and See CATHOLICS, Cal. 5 Back page this section One hundred years have passed since the birth of Winston Churchill, and now the British are pondering just what he meant to them. Pp. 10A, 19A. Glenn Meeks has been manager of Abilene Municipal Airport for 25 years. He re’calls some of his experiences. Pg. 15A. A special program helps children of migrant workers to catch up on their studies. Pg. 15A. Abilene Events Calendar    46 Amusements    I -46 Austin Notebok ........ 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Navy won the 75th annual game 19-0. with 17 of the points coming in the first half when Ford sat among the Middies. Ford, a University of Michigan football player in the 1930s, appeared to enjoy the pageantry surrounding this traditional game. Ford flew in by helicopter to the nearby Philadelphia Naval Base about a half-horn before kickoff, and went by car lo the field. On the way, he stopped briefly to shake hands with some of the 300 persons at the base. Upon arriving at John F. Kennedy Stadium, he went to midfield to flip the commemorative medallion used to decide which team would kick and which would receive. At the half*- while changing sides, he was given the medal as a memento. At halftime, he was interviewed on television, during which he said he had attended three or four Army-Navy games as a congressman. “Somebody said they thought I    would bring    Army luck    this    year.”    said    Ford, “but I really didn t dare cheer for them sitting on the Navy side. “This is always an interesting spectacle and it’s colorful,” he said. Ford also told the ABC-TV audience that he was    in    Russia    when he learned of Michigan’s 12-10 defeat    by    Ohio    State    that knocked the Wolverines out of the Rose Bowl. “When I got back from Russia. some of my friends tried to console me that the final field goal try that was missed by Michigan didn’t miss by much,” he said. Ford also said he believes players today “seem to be better” but said he believed the offensive centers, the position he played, of his era were tougher. “We had to center and block.” said Ford, who played in the 1935 East-West Shrine game and the 1935 College All-Star game. During the final half, he sat on the Army side with comedian Bob Hope, who apparently told a few jokes because Ford spent much of the final 30 minutes laughing. When he entered the stands, Hope greeted the President with the quip, “You’re the first American ever sent to Siberia.” Ford laughed and asked for permission to bor row the joke. Ford flew back to Washington by helicopter immediately atter the game. u_ HOUSTON (AP) -The Airlines Employes Association called a strike Saturday against Texas International Airline beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday. The union made up of ground workers such as secretaries and ticket agents issued this statement: “The association’s negotiating committee meeting to consider Texas International’s refusal to maintain the status quo, has announced that a strike date has been set for Sunday Dec. I at 0600 hours.” The company announced Friday that it considered its contract with the association void and had instituted new* work rules and what it called substantial pay and fringe benefits of its own volition. At a late hour Saturday, a spokesman said the company had not received notice formally or informally of a strike and urged resumption of negotiations. The contract between the two expired in August and a 30-day cooling off period ended at midnight Thursday. The union was expected to strike at 12:01 a.m. Friday, but the association president, Father Bernard Gully, left, pastor of S t. Francis Catholic Church, and a parishioner Eugenio Moreno, inspect an old school bell taken down Saturday as volunteers razed , the small school building next to the church at 826 Cottonwood. The area is being cleared so a larger church can be built. Father Gully said he hopes to find a place for the bell when the new church is built. (Staff Photo by Phil II. Shook) No longer ringing ;

  • Bernard Gully
  • Bob Hope
  • Carlos Talley
  • Eugenio Moreno
  • Francis Catholic Church
  • J.H. Slevin
  • Joe D. Winkle
  • Jof Dacy
  • Leon Diaz
  • M. S. Little
  • Paul Mccarty
  • Phil Ii
  • Ray Collum
  • Rufus Quintanilla
  • T.C. Pinckney
  • Victor J. Herbert

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: December 1, 1974

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