Friday, December 6, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas i: 11 WITHOUT; OR WITH OFFENSE. TO :FRi ENDS WE'SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT NO FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated'Pnu And I will, notj be able to go home for thei Christams he said.: "Will yoii pi eiase send clothes and toys to' my house. So my mother can bring lo he as.ked, wishing the Goodfellows a merry Christ- mas in return. Parks Get Rest, But Not Workers While, park visitors in Abilene take a'_ break, dur- ing [He .-winter :months, Parks and Recreation De- partmenf -personnel p u f their best foot forward. To learn how they utilize'win- ter's Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements 11C 9A Business Mirror.........i. 7A Clossl'fied 4-9D Comics.................. -20 Editorials 4A Horoscope i............. 10D Hospital PoMenls 3A 9D Sports 1-5C To Yoiir Good Health J. 100 Travel- IOC. TV Log 3D TV Scout..............1 .3D Women's; ONE MAN WROTE: "I ask you to help me and my wife for Christmas. I been sick 12 years with my leg: I would like have some food and clothing please. "I can't work allhough I do what I can, and Ihe Lord will make way for me and you, he wrote. Abilene Goodfellows re- ceived 37 letters -Friday from persons seeking food, clothing and toys. Another 28 letters brought contributions totalling bringing the total for the campaign lo PERSONS WISHING to con- tribute to the Goodfellows or those wishing to report needs of a family or individual may write Goodfellows, Box 30, Ab- ilene, Tex. 79604. 'Lalest contributions include: In memory of Dona Mae Hurley from Dorollia Locke 5.DO Love 10.00 Mr! and Mrs. Arch D. Baljcr 100.CO .Mrs. Sterling Childers 30.00 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. McDaniel 25.00 Mrs. J.M. Hooks 10.00 In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Dallas Southard 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Garland S. Choate 12.00 Archie Faulks 10.00 and Mrs. Robert J. Brown Mary-Marina Sunday School Class of Aldersgale United Mcthodisl Church 5.00 Mrs. Edna Earl Simmons 5.00 Jean Powell 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Gary lioyd 10.00 Mrs. Cozcle Jones -5.0D Officers' Wives Club of Dycss AFB -75.00' MSgt. and Mrs. John R. Flowers.....10.00 Mr. ami Mrs. J. E. Connally Anonymous 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Siniiiions 200.00 In memory of Mrs. Louis Knight sponsor of the 'Abilene Blue Bonnet Brigade and in memory of Mrs. A. Sams of Seymour by Sara Symcs 5.00 Melisa-No. 2709 20.00 Anonymous 10.00 In memory of my husband Everardo C. Flores, Sr. and in memory of Mr. Merle Thorntsn by Mrs. Phoebe Flores 2.00 In memory of Mrs. Meda Morrison from friends on A3 at Ilendrick Memorial Hospital 5.00 Jn memory of my husband, Ray Martin, by Mrs. Ray Martin Anonymous Roy F. Sherwood Total Previously Acknowledged Total to dale GOAJ, 5.00 10.00- 10.00 SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Gdv. Dolph Briscoe entered Nix Memorial .Hospital here Thursday evening; for treat- ijieiit of what an aide de- scribed as an acute kidney in- flammation. lie was attended by Dr. Sterling Fly of Uvalde, Ihe governor's personal physician. After the funeral service earlier in for the gov- ernor's mother, 'Mrs. Dolph Briscoe Sr., he and his wife were flying from Houston to the Democratic party confer- ence in Kansas City when his illness developed. Their aircraft was diverted to San Antonio and Briscoe went to the hospilal for tests and treatment. Mrs. Briscoe was with him. After entering the hospital, Briscoe spoke to state Demo- cratic Chairman Calvin Guest in Kansas City by telephone. The governor instructed Guest WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National wealher service (Wealher Mop, Pg. 3A) ABILENE AMD VICINITY {10-mile radius) Fair loday through Saturday. Cooler knight and Saturday. winds >2 lo 22 mpn becoming norlhwci- lerlv 10 lo 20 mph lonlgnL Mlgn IMS allernoon In the lower AOs. tonight In the mid 30s. Hiqh Salurday near 50. Hlqh and low (or U hours ending 9 a.m.: and 41. H'ah and low same date loll year: yi and 27. Sunrise today: sunset lonighl: Sunrise tomorrow: to vole his proxy at the con- ference. Briscoe recommended to Guest, and thus' to the Texas delegation, that State Agricul- ture Commissioner John .White be elected chairman of the delegation in -the governor's place. ''Commissioner White is a the; executive committee of Ihe charter com- Briscoe noted. "He is a man wilh extensive knowledge of the charter and long experienced in Democrat- ic party affairs. He is widely respected by all elements of the party." Winds Dry Out Chance of Rain Southwesterly winds effec-. lively dried out Ihe Abilene area so lhat Thursday night's spate of fhuhdershowers lefl only a trace of rain at Abilene Airport. A Pacific cold front was re- ported to be above the Abilene area at about 8 a.m. Friday ami was expected to push through slowly shifting the winds lo northerly. No rain is expected from the front. However, cooler morn- ing Icmperatures will be evi- dent, forecaster Darrell Craw- ford said Friday. Clear skies should also pre- vail, he said. Container Survey Disappoints City By BILL HERRIDGE Reporter-News Staff Writer City officials were disar> poinled Thursday, to learn that 62 per cent- of the returns' on a public lopinion survey dealing wilh containerized; refuse collection showed a desire lo remain on Ihe current manual collection system. The survey, said Public Works Director Jerry Smith, was mailed, to homes over a 20-day period in Oclo- ber. Only Ihose areas with al- leys scheduled to be paved in 1975-76 were polled. "I AM SOMEWHAT disap- pointed in-'the' return of the Smith said before the Abilene City Council. "We had expected more'than the 58 per ccnl lhat' were returned lo US." A computation of Ihe survey resulls provided; for members of the Ciiy. Council showed lhat a majority preference, for containerized1 garbage collec- tion was shown in' Ihe follow- ing areas: The area: between Pioneer 1 i and Winters Freeway from N. 2nd to N. lOlh, including Holi- day Hills Addition 42 per cent return, 61 per cent in fa- vor of new system; The area south and west of the current container route, which includes Mockingbrid lo Weslwood and N. 10th lo Vo- gel 71 per ccnl return, 54 per cent in favor; The Alameda Addiiion per cent return, 50 per cent in favor, .49 per cent opposed; The Stevenson Addition where five containers are al- ready in use in one alley and one Public Service container is used 17 per cent return, 61 per cent in favor; and The area bounded by N. 5th and N: 18th between Trcada- way and Walnut, 34 per cent return, 55 per cent in favor. SMITH SAID HK feels a misconception exists on the part of many people about the new garbage collection sys- lem. "Many people believe Ihis system is the same one used by commercial he said. "The commercial and industrial operations have cre- ated problems, they often overflow and scatter garbage. he continued, "Ihis. isn't the case with the residential syslem. The con- tainers arc different, and they are not placed at Ihe end of Ihe block. The greatest dis- tance one would have to go to deposit the day's garbage would be lo Ihe next house not down the alley some- The survey was sent to resi- dents in-23-geographic survey areas. Smith said the mosl fa- vorable returns came from areas located next to existing containerized s.ys- terns., City-wide, however, the containers didn't fare so well; CIIAHLES NOI.EIV, superin- tendent of the liefuse Collec- lion Department, said lhat areas where alleys would nol be paved or where housing is somewhat scattered would not be considered for Ihe contai- nerizcil refuse collection sys- lem. Smith suggested a lest of the container system to show the city how the system oper- ates. "I would like to purchase 50 to 60 more containers than we need, and move them around to different Smith said, "f believe this would show the people how the sys- tem operales." J.C. Hunter Jr., how- ever, told Smith lhat only enough funds should be allo- cated to pay for. (he-equipment needed to provide the contain- er service to those areas that had shown a willingness to ac- cept the IN ALL, THE CITY will have lo purchase -548 of ,lhe steel containers through bid- ding at some future dale. The present estimated cost of the containers is about The council Thursday ap- proved funds lo purchase ad- ditional collection trucks for the system, and also gave Smith the nod to replace sev- eral conventional collection trucks lhal are worn out and have been dcprecialed fully.