Abilene Reporter News, December 1, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

December 01, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas HHiflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFESlSc TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. 166 PHONE 673-4271 .ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 1, PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Associated Preu USC 55 Notre Dame 24 Tulsa Houston 30 14 Navy Army 19 0 Aledo De Leon 28 0 Oklahoma Oklq. 10 Strike Called Against TI No longer ringing Father Bernard Gully, left, pastor of St. Francis Catholic Church, and a pansfiidner x Eugenio Moreno, inspect an old school bell taken down Saturday as volunteers razed j) the small school building next to the church at 826. Cottomvood. The area is being cleared so a.larger church can be built. Father Gully said he hopes to find a place for the bellJvhen the new church is built. (Staff Photo Phil H. Shook) HOUSTON (AP) -The Air- lines 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 secre- taries and ticket agents issued this statement: "The association's, negotiat- ing committee meeting to con- sider Texas International's re- fusal to maintain the status quo, has announced that a. strike date has been set for auiiday Dec. 1 at 0600 hours." The company announced Fri- day that it considered its con- tract with the association..void and had instituted new work rules and what it called sub- stantial jay and fringe bene- fits of volition. At a late Hour Saturday, a spokesman said the company had not received notice for- mally or informally of a stiike and urged resumption of nego- tiations. The contract between the two expired in August and a 30-day cooling off period end- ed at midnight Thursday. The union was expected to strike at 12.01 am.'Friday, but the association president, Victor J. Herbert, said the workers would not strike and would continue negotiating. This was followed by cancel- lation 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 pay and fringe raises and'the new work rules. The company has ground employes. Mainte- nance and flight employes were not affected. The line1 serves 23 of the 24 Texas cities with airline servr ices, nine states and several cities in. Mexico. The states are Texas, Cali- Utali, Colorado, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Jim a company spokesman, said at a late hour Saturday the company "feel- ing is at this time that we have a commitment from Her- bert that there will not be a strike." "Should .there be a strike, we will o'nce again deploy 300 management people so we will be able to maintain a substan- tial portion of our normal 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 pressed surprise that" "the strike had been called in of the no-strike pledge by Her- bert and an agreement .to-re- sume .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 offi- cials said. "As far as we know, all- flights will, .be Carlos Talley, local TI man- ager, said late Saturday. Any d e c i s i o n 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 11 ground employes including ticket agents and operation agents at Abilene Municipal Airport. Talley said TI management personnel from outside Abi- lene might be called in to re- place, 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 Old Catholic School Being Tom Down WASHINGTON (AP) 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 Disas- ter Assistance Administration will desig- nate which counties in the state are to receive federal funds for the-recovery ef- forts, the White House said. Included in the assistance'will be tempo- rary aid for families who lost their homes. unemployment assistance and the repair or restoration of. damaged- streets, roads, bridges and public facilities'arid" utilities. Bu_smfeAMinistfatiqn will make interest loans for home owners and businesses, while the Fanners Home Administration will pro- vide emergency loan assistance. Joe D. Winkle, Hegion 6 director of the Federal Disaster Assistance Adminisrra- tion, will be federal coordinating officer for the Texas relief. By PHIL H. SHOOK Reporter-News Staff Writer The old bell came down Sat- urday from a nameless little two-room Catholic school Chouse that tenaciously held on 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 Cotton- wood, was built four years be- fore the Catholic church build- ing was moved to its present location. About a dozen parishioners at St. Francis, including a few former students of the school, endured sub-freezing tempera- tures Saturday morning to be- gin tearing down the old school house so plans can con- tinue for a new church on the property. The chairman of the build- ing committee, Rufus Quintan- Ola, on crutches after a recent lawnmower accident, super- vised 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 Quintanilla said. "There are 200 families in the parish, some have 15 chil- dren and some have 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. Original- ly owned by Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the building was later .sold for in 1926 and moved; to the Cotton-' wood site beside the school house. It; will take- about nine months to raise approximately half of the 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 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 De- cember 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, lor Nov. 30, set in 1896, but is four degrees shy of the ail-time low. for the month. 14 degrees Nov. Father Bernard Gully said. The Bishop of the San Ange- lo Diocese has advised that construction may begin, after half .the money is raised, Fa- ther Gully" added. "We have saved now." While the enthusiastic volun- teers could only provide a sketchy background on the lit- tle school's past, Engenio Moreno, a parishioner from Dyess, managed to uncover some secrets of the school's history from the Abilene: Bub- lic Library. Moreno, a song leader and See CATHOLICS, Col. 5 Back page this section Inside Todoy Britons Ponder Churchill's Meaning One hundred yeors have passed since the birth of Winston Churchill, and now the. British are pon- dering just what he meant to them. Pp. 10A, 19A. Glenn Meeks has been man- ager of Abilene Munici- pal Airport for 25 years. He retails some of his experiences. Pg. ISA. A special program helps children of migrant work- ers to catch up on their studies" ;Rg.-: ISA. Abilene Events Calendar 4B Amusements............ 1-48 Austin Norebok____...------5A Berry's World 4A Books 4B Bridge.................21A Clossified.............9-14C Crossword Puzzle 22A Iditoriqlj................4A .Form News..............7C Heortline................9A. Horoscope.............. 26A Hospital Patients......... 11A Jumble Puzzle.......... 10A. Markets Obituaries Setting the Scent IB Sports............ 1-6C, 14C Texas..................IU This Week In West Texas 14A Today in History.........XA To Your Good Health..... 17A TV 1-1JE Women's News 1-KD Family Problems Related As Goodfellow Help Asked By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer The Abilene Goodfellows re- ceived 17 additional letters re- questing help Saturday, the third day of the drive to help supply food, clothing and Christmas presents to Abi- gene's needy. But food and clothing are not the only things stressed in these letters. Family problems are-fre-. quently told, and many fami- lies say they have burdensome medical expenses as high as in one letter. Most of those who iwite In are mothers trying to take care of their families. Many persons who live alone and, have few ways to get help for Christmas also write for help. Many say they have written before, during previous Good- fellow campaigns. But a few of the letters come from children, best e'x- emplified by this note from a 15-year-old Abilene boy: "I am writing to you to' see if we can have a Christmas for my little brother, age 11, and little sister, age 10, and myself. Fire Causes Million Damage at Bergstrom AFB AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) A World War H-vintage wooden hangar at Bergstrom Air Force Base burned Saturday, with damage estimated at more than million. Cause of the fire has not been determined. The high loss figure resulted from the storage In the build- ing of expensive communica- tions equipment and vehicles, Mid Maj. J.H. Slcvln. No Injuries were reported. vfjol. T.C. Pinckncy, com- mander of the 87th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, said the fire apparently broke out around a.m, and was brought under control before dawn. Three county fire trucks joined base tinmen in dXMiing the blaze. A base spokesman said the building had been declared surplus and was to have been torn down next year. It used to house jeeps, communi- cations equipment and malnte- supplies. "My mother is and my daddy has heart trouble and is a diabetic. He takes insulin. We would like to have a toy firder and a clothes order and a grocery order if It is possi- ble. "We'll appreciate anything arid everything. I go to school and -try to work my days off me being. 15 no one will hire me because I am mental- ly retarded. I can't read. "I go to SpEd (special edu- cation classes) but this much I hope you can help us. Thank you very much. If don't get nothing I wish you all a nice Christmas :anyway." Contributions which came to The Reporter-News offices Saturday were: TSgt. and Mrs. James C. Wagner 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Welch 10.00 Mrs. Paul U. Scott and Grace Marie In memory of Paul McCarty from Mrs. Fred Gartside and Valeria -....11.00 In memory of Paul McCarty from Mr. and Mrs, Gcflrgt L. Foitcr Anonymous 11.01 Kn.M. S. Little W Dorcas Sunday School Clata Of University Baptist Church .....Up Previously AcknowWftd Total to date Ford Watches Navy Shutout 2 PHILADELPHIA (AP) President Ford spent a brisk, but bright sunny Saturday af- ternoon watching Navy shut out- Army for the second straight year in the traditional game .between the military academies. Ford divided his time be- tween the two rooting sec- tions, but unfortunately for Army, he was more of a lucky charm for the Midshipmen during the time he spent on the Navy side. 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 Michi- gan 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-hour before kickoff, and went by car to 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 commemo- rative medallion used to de- cide which team would kick and which would receive. At the half, while changing sides, he waa given the medal u a memento. At hiUllme, he was Inter- viewed on television, during which he said he had attended three or four Army-Navy garnet as a congressman. "Somebody said they thought I would bring Army luck this said Ford, "but I really didn't dare cheer for them sitting on the Navy side. "This is always an interest- ing spectacle and it's color- he said. Ford also told the ABC-TV audience that he was in Russia when he learned of Michigan's 12-10 de- feat by Ohio State that knocked the Wolverines out of the Rose Bowl. "When 1 got back from Rus- sia, some of my friends tried to console me that the final field goal try that was missed by Michigan didn't miss by he said. Ford also said he believes players today "seem to be bet- ter" but said he believed the offensive centers, the position he played, of his era were tougher. "We had to center and said Ford, who played in the 19S5 East-West Shrine game and the 1935 Col- lege All-Star game. During the final half, he sat on the Army side with comedi- an 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 Washing- ton by helicopter immediately after the game. ARMY FAN FOR A HALF President Ford also chared (or Navy ;