Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas m Coming... ...in Sunday's Reporter-News Black drama group finding Abilene talent A newly-organized black drama group hoi found many talented youngsters in Abilene. Setting the Scene by Alice Miller. Store fakes customers back into past A recently opened mercantile store in Trent brings back a little of the past in the items offered for sale. By lor- etta Fulton. Teacher learning isn't everything An Abilene High School teacher with a PhD says that a practi- cal education is just as important as formal, learning. By Marven Weitzet. MTU! II11 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR. NO. 172 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SATURDAY MOHNING, DECEMBER PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cent? Jim Ned Wins, BVood Falls Jim Ned edged into the state semifinals in Class A with a 7-6 win over Memphis Friday night while Bropnwood, tied at 20 with one stcond left by Gainesville in a'Class AAA semifinal gome, knocked out of the play- offs because the' Lions had one less first down. Details, Pg. Democrats wgood... A tricycle, a doll, a Snoopy toothbrush and a doc- is Harvey Oaxaca from El Paso, a sophomore full- buck. Lorrie, 3, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.' tor's kit... that's what Lorrie Parsons told Santa's back on the McMurry football team, who is hear- Earl Parsons II of 1825 Jameson. (McMurry Photo helper to bring her Christmas Day. Santa's helper ing children's Christmas wisfies at Sears and Roe- by Craig Bell Says Probe Was Its Duty KANSAS CITY (AP) Demon ats charged President Ford with failing to piovide the nation with economic lead- ership and launched their par- ty's unprecedented minfcon- vention Friday by loaring ap- proval of then own eight-point program to fight inflation and recession. Exultant over last month's election successes, the Demo- crats cheered a round of speeches in which party and congressional leaders de- nounced the Republican adi ministration and proclaimed the goals of party unity, eco- nomic action in 1975 and a presidential victory in 1976. By JOHN Dallas, Bell's top man slush funds, and Gravitt of their Associated Press until he committed practices and with the compa- SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Oct. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., fighting a million libel suit, says it had the right and the duty to investigate two of its top denied in its court answer all the allegations in the suit brought by Ashley and the Gravitt family. The suit, filed three the court answer filed in 57th State District Court here, Bell is not specific about the irregularities it says led to the investigation of first says the company fised trained professional investigators from, outside the state to conduct the Texas inquiry. The-answer says the investigators were not under the direc- The company filed a has sent tremors then of anyone in Bell's Texas court reply on Friday Based on some of company and its charges in the libel suit allegations and area general in his suicide note by James Ashley of San obtained elsewhere, Chester Todd, also a nio, who was fired by now fighting statements deny that there was BELL, Col. 8 and the family of T.O. about "to deprive page this section Goodfellows Asked to Ease Tragic Loss One of the more poignant letters received by the Good- fellows Friday was a letter from a concerned neighbor asking help for a young mother and father and their six chil- dren. This family lost a six-week old baby in September due to pneumonia, the neighbor wrote. "After the baby's funeral, the mother was hospitalized and operated on and now the father is out of work due to minor surgery." The neighbor said she talked with the mother and she doesn't have much hope for Christmas for the children. The children are ages 1 to 15 SHOPPING DAYS -TOCHRISTMAS 11. "The children need clothes and the neighbor im- plored. "Please help this fami- ly if you can." Abilene Goodfellows re- ceived 52 letters Friday from persons seeking food, clothing and toys. Another 40 letters brought contributions totaling bringing the total for the campaign to Persons wishing to contrib- ute to the Goodfellows or those wishing-to report needs of a family or individual may write Goodfellows, Box 30, Abilene, Tex. 79604. Latest contributions include: Caroline T. Chambers 50.00 In memory of T. L. Hiner by Mrs. T. L. Hiner 10.00 Anonymous 25.00 Thelma McPherson 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Harsh 10.00 10.00 Anonymous 1.00 Crescent Temple No. 57 of Pythian Sisters 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reid 12.00 Mr. and Mrs. Dick Henley 10.00 St. Vincent De Paul Society 50.00 In memory of my mother, Mrs George Ayers, from Mr. and Mrs. Bueford Knight 25.00 Ruth C. Cogdel 5.00 Mr. and Mrs] Terry Breeden 15.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to some of pur Aspermont friends from Hary and Ethel Fletcher 2.00 Anonymous 3.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends by Alam Bynum 10.00 In memory of Dona Mae Hurley from Dorotha Locke 5.00 Beula Wynne Love 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Arch 0. Batjer 100.00 Mrs. Sterling Childers 30.00 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. McDaniel 25.00 Mrs. J. M. Hoos 10.00 In memory of .Dr. and Mrs. Dallas Southard 10.00 NEWS INDEX 81 Aitro-graph 10D Bridit 71 Churc Newt 9C CloKifitd 4.9D Comici 2, 3D Hitorioli HnrtliiH 100 MarkMi 10, I1C ObitMriti Oil 4, II fawn 1-4C Hhtny 100 rviij TVSMrt II WWMH'I 2. II Mr. and Mrs. Garland S. Choate 12.00 Archie Faulks 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. .Brown 100.00 Mary-Martha Sunday School Class of Aldersgate United Methodist Church 5.00 Mrs. Edna Earl Simmons 5.00 Jean Powell 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Gary Boyd 10.00 Mrs. Cbzete Jones 5.00 Officers' Wives Club of Dyess AFB 75.00 MSgt. and Mrs. John R. Flowers 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Connally 100.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Simmons 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 Symes 5.00 Melisa-No. 2709 20.00 Anonymous 10.00 In memory of my husband Evcrardo C. Flores, Sr. and in memory of Mr. Merle Thornton By Mrs. Phoebe Flores 2.00 Total Previously Acknowledged .Total to dale GOAL Monumental task Workmen scale the Washington Monument Friday to weather proof the historic landmark. The ascent will take them to the top of the 555-foot monument and down again. (AP Wirephoto) Then, as rival factions .con- ferred and planned for Satur- day's showdown on a.; the 'flejtegawi: overwhelmingly: endorsed 1975 legislative program call- ing for tax reform, national health insurance, a public service jobs plan and "an across-the-board system of economic controls." Even before they voted, the party's congressional leaders, led by House Speaker Carl Al- bert of Oklahoma, pledged that the overwhelming Demo- cratic majorities in the House and Senate would move promptly in January to enact measures aimed at the nation- al economic crisis. "The people want positive action in dealing with national problems; the Democratic party must provide positive proclaimed assistant Senate Demoratic leader Rob- ert C. Byrd of West Virginia See DEMOCRATS, Col. 1 Back page this section Ford Reviews Economic Program WASHINGTON (AP) White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen hinted Friday that President Ford will seek new anti-recession legislation In the near future and that he will move toward a mandato- ry energy-conservation pro- gram early next year. Nessen said the latest 6.5 per cent unemployment rate was "a source of great con- cern" to Ford. He said the economic situation was under review. "As we decide to tike new steps they will be Nessen said. Nessen, who acknowledged that the jobless rate had In- creased faster than expected since Ford unveiled his eco- nomic program on Oct. t, gave no clue as to what far- ther antirecession recommen- dations might be made but In- dicated legislation would be involved. Nessen said White Howe officials were so concerned about the unemployment rate that they searched Friday morning for steps that could be taken by executive action to ease the problem. But be said they could find no author- ity for action. Nessen also said Ford will outline in Us January StaU of the Union message to Con- gress an oil conservation fro- gram that could involve a mandatory ceiling oa oU ports.