Abilene Reporter News, December 21, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

December 21, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas 1-, V i i j4 c vV .in Sunday's close The firemen at Abiiene's Central fire Station ore like cTclose-knit family, keeping a vigil end being ready when a fire Photos and sto- ry by Staff Writer Bill Her- ridge. Old-fashioned Christmas tor Abilene Family Christmas will be an old- fashioned one for Terry O'Brien and his'family o1 Abilene. By Merle Watson in the Women's Section, Photos by Don Blakley. 4, i Sporiswrifers To Nome A A Team The 1974 Class AAA All- Area Team picked by the sportswriters of The Abi lene Reporter-News will be announced Sunday. Class A and B will follow during the next two week- ends, the ibttene 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTH VBAR, NO. 185 PHONE 673-42717 ABILENE, TEX, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, DEC 21, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cent." Associated Prtsi (IF) BUD WOZENCRAFT prevented death slash 1 PAT WOZENCRAFT; took knife from man MwlM Prevents Another's Death By BILL HERJlIDCiE Reporier-News Staff Writer Bud "long road back" stopped foi a while Wednesday in the fojei of the Mims Building m down- town. Abilene Wozencraft, reforming al- coholic now residing in Sweet- water, and his wife, Pat, stepped from an elevatoi into the life of another man stricken v.ith Hie nation's number one social alcoholism; He saw Ihe man writhing on the [loor the elevator, culling himself with a knife Wozeneraft wid the man laised the knife to his throat Ignoring the fact that he was sentenced by fate to a life term in a wheel chair, the dis- abled vet grabbed the troubled man's arm, preventing further self-inflicted stabs His wife, a wisp ot a woman, took the luiife from Ihe man. "Bud has been that way ever since I met him three jears said George Thui man, assistant director at the Parish House alcoholic treat- ment center three lloois above the fojer "HE CAME to us three jears ago, and told us he wanted to quit drinking and bmld'a new life for Ihurman continued "He was on his feet and self sustaining within 30 days." Wozenciaft's paralysis, Thurman said, is the result of a jeep accident in. Alaska about 12 jeais ago His condi tion, however, has not barred his efforts to rebuild either his life, or those of others. "After 30 days as a resident hcfeV'-Thurman r e c a 11 e'd, "Bud moved out and rented an apartment on Peach St, where he started piecing a new life together lor himself "He didn't stop there, how- ever; He soon had lour other men living with him, one of whom had 'bombed out' of our program. Bud was successful in getting this man on the road to rehabilitation when we had failed W Raymond Cox, director of the Parish House operation, a division of the Mental Health-Mental Retardation also remembers Woz- encraft's struggle. "BUD OPERATES under 1 call the true West Tex- as Cox said. "When he sees a peison in trouble, he ask if he can help, he asks what he can do. "He is tjpical of so many lecoveied Cox continued "He wants so much to help others that are living in a world he Has fiom Descnbing man of -'sterling Cox said the Sweetwater man is held in high esteein by; all who know him. "He is almost brutally hon- est in dealing with alcohol said "He has a touch With people that we find remark-able." i "He gels recognition for the work he does, and doesn't expect any He the jail, helps Keep people sob er, and is working with local efforts in Sweetwater to deal with the disease called alco- THURMAN REMEMBERS the events that led to Wozen- craft's heroic act Wednesday. "He and his wife had come to town that day to attend the funeial of J P. Pansh, the man this facility was named Thurman said. "We ate lunch here, and is- ited for a time Then he and Pat left Shortly after they de- parted, "we" heard about the Set RECOVERY, 2 Back page tills sectm Congress Adjourns After Passing Foreign Trade Bill WASHINGTON The Congiess, assured a nictie in history as (he Wateigate Congiess, went out of ence Friday night alfel pass- ing a major foieign trade bill lanked topprionly by Piesi- denl Foul The Senate adjoin ned 5 39 p m EST, immerf lately following a icport to Piesident 1'oid by acting Jtanocialic Leadei liobeit "C Bjid and Hugh' Scott Ihab the woik'of the sessipn vjas The House ad _ __ "Both reconvene us ilie 94lh Congress on Jan' 14. In a statement coinciding with the Fold said mucfi had been accom- plished but that the Con- gress must face the alwavs Tinlmished agenda ot our na- tion." Just befoie leaving town, Congiess sent to the While House a bill giving Fold bio ad authority to negotiate new 111- teinational tiade agieements It contains an unpiecedented' piovision aimed to promote freer emigration of Jew s_ and other mmonties from the Sfl- Union The Senate passed the bill 72 to 4 after it was adopted by the House on a 323 to 3S vote. In his statement, Foul com mended Congress for- action on measures dealing with hade refoim, mass liansil, pension reform, unemploy- ment and eneigy. He said "the legislative ac- complishments ol the Congress have been less than l.had hoped for, but perhaps that is a peispecfive of eveiv- one at this end of Pennsylvan- ia Avenue, and certainly this has been fai from an oidmaiy session." Amid the Watergate upheav- .al of the Con- giess foiced foimei Piesident Richaid M Nixon to lesign iindei thieat of impeachment. It installed two vice dents It also to icas- scrt its powers in aieaa such as vvai nuking and control of ledeial spending. Byrd, DWVa, told repoif- eis, "I think this lias teen an historic Congress." House Speaker Carl .Albert called it one of the most important in lustoiy When the new Congiess con vcnes next month, it will lace major, legislative tusks involv- ing tax: reform, national health care, energy ami ef- forts to combat HIE recession. Scott, li-Pa., said seven Sen- ate Republicans, led bv Sen John G. 'lowu of Tews, would piesent to I'oid on Sat- urday an economic progiam which GOP senatois hail agiccd on eaita this weeV He said the iccession is "Ihc biggest of all domestic piob- !ems" and evpressed hope (hat-it could be'eased without stilting a new inflatio'naiy spiral. Bviil said Friday that anli- lecession steps should be combined: with "a lough, effective program fo deal with the etieigy pioblem Both [louse1; waited until the final day to act on the foieign tiade measure, winch hsd been opposed bv some mm beis who feaicd_it would et-- poit U S jobs meiseas and do loo much to Iwneflt Commu- nist countries. Dining House debate on the Ji t See FOREIGN, Cd. I Back page (his section Former State Rep. Knapp Kills Ex-Wife, Self Don't be in jtusbf You still have 3 Jayj for your Cbristmtt ping. Tex (AP) Foimei State Rep Walter Knapp, convicted of postage stamps fiom (lie state for his'personal use, shot.to death his'ex-wife and then fatally shot himself near Amarillo College Friday after- noon, police said. The shoot ings occurred about p.m. Northwest Hospital spokesman Hank Blown said Knapp died at 5 20 pm and his foimei wife, Mis Nancy BljnV, died a minute earlier iPolice said Mrs. Rlank; S3, was shot once in the head as she sat m hei car aeioss fiom the college, wheie she was Employed. She liad married Ben Blank, an assislant attor- ney for Potter County, on Thanksgiving Day. Knapp, 44, shot himself once as he was confronted bj a po- liceman, i Police said off duly oFficei Sgt Ricbaid Hatton was at a service station when he beard the shot llallon struggled with Knapp but Knapp bioke free and ran toward Ihe cam- pus. The.officer said he caught with Knapp again as he Hallbn ..behind a iiee and about Iliat time mo toicycle patiolman David Hu-icca aimed Hin era jelled to Knapp, "Hold it'" Hattoii said he (old Knapp to "drop your gun Or the officer uilf have to shoot you." Al that point, Knapp turned the gtm on hiiiisett, police said Knapp was freed from the slale pi lion a! Hitnlsv ille June 11 on oultis fiom DS Dis-lucl Com l Judge Hal Wood-waul of Lnbbock pending a trial. Woodward ordered a new trial ;iftcr reading a magistrate's report lhat said conflicting evidence was used to convict the legislator. The state claimed at his Vav 1972 dial dial Knapp used in postage stamps withdiawn fiom his account lo buy a pickup truck The legist itoi seu-ed four months of a fourjear seri-tence His conviction was upheld by the Texas Couit of Cinmnal Appeals and his law-jei then tinned lo Ihe federal court. INDEX Amusements 6C Astro-graph 7C Bridge 7C Church Newi 4, 7B Oaisifteil 2-7D Comici 10, 11C Editorial] 4A 10. 11A Heortim 8B J, 9C 7D "Oil 8, 9A Sport, J.5C TVLo, 6C Scout 6C Nevi 2, 3B Outstanding DPS Officer of Year Dies up appeared to be struggling the gun, frying to get a round in it with live Goodfellow Contributions Donations totaling Fri- day brought the Goodfcllows fo within J300 of then goal with five dajs led bcloie Christmas I.alesl contributions include. Mi. and Mrs Donald 1 Johnny m lieu of Christmas cards lo Abilene Friends 1000 Mr. i- Mrs Rajmon A Wade Henry 1 Edith Beaird 10 W In Memory of 1 acy H Beckham 1000 Mr. and Mrs. Gene Viilliams 2500 In Christian Love Anonymous, Meiry Christmas 10 00 Mr. Mrs Don Dennis 15 00 In Memory of Inez Meadows Mr. S: Mrs. GcoigeRaibei Jr. lodfl Ei ic, i 10.00 10.00 t Melissa Miles Mr. i Mrs. Vernon If Amundson m lieu ol Christmas cards to Abilene Friends .In'lieu'of .Christina's cards to friends Bernice AllredtRuby 500 Mrs ElliePearce 500 In memory of .our Grandmother. A. Conlan Kelly, Shannon, Scoit North 10 00 Merry i- Mrs. Christian- Education Classes of Holy Family Catholic Center In mcmoiy of my ;Husband, .Coleman i 'daughter, Linda ny Ruby Shaddix In hen of' Christmas cards to fliir Abilene Tom 5.00 53500 500 Lecthl'aimly Major Mis Ciaig V Clover WOO In lieu of Christmas cards to all our Richard Schkade Family 10 DO b'loving memor) of our son, Steve Bob i 'Enna'Johnson 5.00 Mr. Mrs. James W. Lovcll 15.00 Mr.-i Mrs. Jams Dodson 10.00 In loving memory of Tom W. Pearce 15 00 Abilene I odge 1S82 1 oyal Order of Moose 20 00 Anonjmous 10000 Mr.' i Mrs. Douglas .Tones 10 80 :Mr. fc.Mrs I, Davis, Jr. 1000 Mr. J. Mrs Stuart II Leach 1000 Anonymous 1000 Jn lieu of Christinas cards to Abilene fricnds-CMSgt. Casimir Donna Ziolkowski Dyess AFg 10 00 Mi. t Mis. A W. O'Dcll: 10 00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene Stearns Family 5.00 Mr. Mrs. Paul Yardley 10 00 In memory, ot Melvin Loader 100.00 Anonymous 50.00 In lien of Christmas cards w AWlene v fricmls from Bill and Belly Gant 10000 Jlartha Pender 10 00 Mr. and Mrs Joheph 1, Biown 10000 Mrs. P. P. Bond 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. B.R. t Blantaship 25.00 General Tom Green Chapter, United Daughters of (lie Confederacy, 10.00 Anonymous 7.00 700 Anonymous 7.00 'Anonymous 7.00 Anonymous 7.00 Anonynios 7.00 AnoriymoMS 7.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends Mr. Mrs. Bill Shahan 15.00 From Ilie Abilene employes of Kpnler, Gucrin, Turner, Inc. 20.00 In mcmovy: KatMecn Avme1 Pugh Bonnie Bell Graham TtMal Previously 2-5.W Dalt GOAL (UN'S) 'Pcxas Ranger Gene Graves flf Sweetwater, whose long, ca- reer as a law enforcement of- ficer was marked by several honois, died at 12 0> p m Fri- day at Methodist Hospital in Lubbbck. lie was 62. He had suffered a heart at- tack about one month ago and went lo Lubbock Tuesday lo undergo further tests befoie open heart surgery. Services are pending at McCoy Funeral Home. Born Od. 21, 1912, in Cle- burn'e, Mr. Graves i married Dorothy Maupm Dec. 24, 1954, in Dallas. His career with the Department of began Sept 1, 194J when he signed on-as a'student patrol- man. Befoie becoming a Ranger, he was a diivers license pa- trolman and a highway palrol- man. He had been stationed in Sweetwater since Feb. 1, 1954. I ess than two months ago, Ott 29, Mi Graves was pic soiled a ;check as the oulslanding Department of Public Safely officer of 1974. Snjdci oilman Q T Mc- IiaugbVin, founer chanwan. of the Texas Public Safety Com- mission, sponsored the award through his Diamond M. Foun: t> i'' .longtime Giaves also had been hon- ored by the Nolan County. Bar Assn for and profcs sinnal; achievement and a past director of the West ..Cen- tral Texas Vfract Officers Assn Tubules fiom DPS o.fncials included tliose of his; com- manding officer, Texas Rang- Sec RAXGEK, Col. 3 Hack Hv v{ >f V ;