Abilene Reporter News, December 22, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

December 22, 1974

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Issue date: Sunday, December 22, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas ,t'j M "WITHOUT OR WITH'OFFENSE TO f RIENDS'OR FOES'WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i t i ________% u- I 94TH VEAR ,NO. 186 PHONE 673 4271 SUNOAYJtlQBNING, DEC. 22, EIGHT I'AGFS IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY UTPB President I 'V r V t Amstead Resigns AUSTI.V, 1'ev. fol- lowing ail investigation, Di B II. Amstead has lesigned as piesident of the Umrasity of Texas of the Perinian Hasin although the man investi- gated him touled Amsfead as a ninaele vioikei. Univeisity of Texas Clmn- cello: Chailes leMntstie ap- porated V _ jvjei a pla.ce tot1 them to We wntal t h e m t a com e ouf.aml ovk on the ana Neighboi lioodj.'.YoutK temped Ihe infequilt "1'iees moved "Ihe busKei and rp'it- pnied a'lanway and giee'ns of a soil, but Iheie li nn glass on i Meiiefee much of thiil la oui Any'" r (Ion t think- time was any Set 1 bail page Ibis Oakland Miami 28 26 Minnesota 30 St- Louis 14 Stones, Pg 1C Abiltnt Events Calendar Amuscmcnti AusHn Notebook Berry World Books r Business Newt Classified Crossword f unit Christmas Spirit Ihese young people fiom the Bieckem idge Bojs Chon J spirit of Christmas Melissa Mallon, daughtei of. Mi and Mrs_ the angel Mary is bv Delons Offield, the daughter "of Mr and Mis Glaucl field The shepherd at right is Kyle McKmnis, 'son of M.r and1 Mis _ and the shepherd in the foieground is David Eldei, giaftdso'n oLMr Elder (Statt Photo by Don Blakley) t i Jury Awards Damages in Medical Suit Form News Hcartline Horoscope Hojpilol Patients Jumble Puzzle Markets Obituaries Oil Sports Texos Thu Week In West Texas ISA Today m History 22A To Your Gwd Heotth 23A TV ToS T 16E Women's Newi 1 liD 1C 1 3B 5A 4A 4B 25A. 12C 7-12C 24A 4A 15C 23A 22A 7A 24A 12, 14C 12, 14A 1-6C 4B Bj ROY A JONfcS li Reporter Nevis SlaJf Wnter DivPaul Man! left a sponge in Gilbert D. Ramone, during a March 2, at Hendnck Memorial Hospital and was negligent in some of his postoperative care of Ihe patienl, but Ramone is due substantially less lhan the in da he" sought, according to the non ;unanimous verdict-of.a 42nd District Court jur> After deliberating foi six hours in a lare Saturday ses sion, the 10-man, two-woman jury voted 10 2 to award Ea jnone damage; totaling BUT THE Jury also found that the nurses who assisted Di Jfam, employes of Hen s aMhtrd party defendant to the suit b> Dr Mam, who asked that the hospital be held financially liable foi all 01 part of whatever damages the jury might award Ramone against him Hendnck had been sued h) liamone, too, in the original suil, bill those parties settled their .differences out of court when the case was first set for trial in November Teims of the dis- closed, but Hendiick did not participate in the trial this week Di Mam was called awa) on bJSiness while the jui) was deliberating and was not pie sent.when I he .verdict was re- ceded at 8 30 p m "I'm s o r r j Di Mam couldnl be heie to thank )ou his a George Fmley of San Agnelo, told the but'I would like A to thank you'for him "-ij.-C if "an( appeal is planned, said, "We'd like an) comment until the can be studied i, t''RE with it (the said A t L Rhodes, nro along with John Allen Chalk icpie sehled Ramone. "We'll have to think about it before decide if it will be appealed Ramone, a' old foi raer constiuction vv'oikcr from Coleman who he is permanently disabled'as re- sult of Dr Mam's was obviousl) disappointed m the amount of tlx" avvarded, but had ment t Therjui) ruled that Di, "Main left a sponge in Ramone; but said that as not neg ligcnce In answer to thiee related special'issues, they found that the nurses assisting Dr Mam weie emplojes of Hendnck weie'not "boi i ed em of Dr, Mam (undei Ins complete and that they failed lo make a coi t rcct count ot lhes small suigi the ration, OP were and ._. to "shovT'thaf'Df Man'i was in complete control'in thepjwrat mgJ roonHand sjioald be liable foi all of lia'inpne's damages The found anolhei negligence issiie for Dr Mam, ruling that a meslical evami nation of Ramone bj a cian using oidmaij caie, skill and diligence after the sui geij, would not have icvealed the piesence of the sponge m question Ramone had con- tended that the docloi was negligent in not discovering his mistake because of a pei sistent drainage from the mci sion. The onlj negligence Issue foand against Dr Mam the jur) involved the filure to take an X ray a reasonable time following the surgeiy THE JURY said that an X- ray taken by a physician using caie, skill and clili gence as is used by the age membei of the medical profe-ssioii m good standing in this stale" would tme re the sponge within Ra rnone: The jury further said that Dr. JIani failed lo make such an X-ray within a reasonable time following the and that this failure was neg- ligence and the pioximale cause of Ramone's injury. Jurors ruled that an'X-ray of Ramone was not delivered PLAINTIFF, Col 4 back page this section DURATION MAY LFAVE HIS CFNTR VL HOMfe' Sparky poses with JMic Marshal Len Btacknood, Firemen May Lose Their Spark By ANN FI.ORES Reporter News Staff Writer Cential tue Station has been home sweet home foi a Dalmation named SpaiU for the past three but that ma) have lo come to an end this week; lo the dismay of many fne men, then mascot repoitedly was the object of a citizen comptant last week, accotding to Fne Chief D C Musick Because of that complaint and a city ordinance piohibit- ing dogs from running loose, Ihe fire department must ci (her pen up Spaiky 01 find him another home; Mnsick said SaUuday, THK piobablv, said he will decide Mondi) be Letter to Fdifor, Pg Ivveen the alternative-) o! tung up the dog somenheie at the station 01 letting one of the fiicmen keep him at home a leal fiieiull) Musick said lie 11 not bothei but I guess some people just don I like dogs Although Musick said docs not know in the complaint to the city Ani inal Contiol Dcpt 01 some fiicmen suspect 3 icsi dent of the area near- the sta- tion, 140 Mulbciiy KNEW about it unlil Musick said. That was the ,da) a city Uogcatchei biought >and gained men lo dog inside, a, citizen complaint about Ihe dog lunnmg loose Although Spark j >u s u y slay inside tthe engine room at sometfmts t inns outside ,and mlo neighboring Ihe fiiemen cunrout, he wants to ran outjtod, You cjnlJhbW hifli have tmie fb and calch him unlil thev 'get back horn ansvvenng the h'e said _' The, Set t back Bate tkhi serttM Goodfellows Campaign Goes Over Goal Goodfellows soared over goal. Saturday, completing another sue year in giving help lo Abilene's less fortunate fami- lies at Christmas time Saturday's mail brought bringing Ihe total to well past the needed to provide tovs, food and clothing to the need) children of Abilene and their parents. Hob -J o r d a n, Goodfellovv chairman, praised the hundreds of citizens who con tn'iutfid money and scores of others who piovided time and cneig> into the inmial Good fellow effort Moie than 403 .families weie provided foocf and clothing and weie, given to about children, J Jordan said. Special tribute was paid lo Abilene )oungslers who gave used lo the to the city's fuemen repaired and repainted them, lo A u 1 1 1 a i y, D) ess Oflicers and Djess NCO flues as well as to many volunleeis who dressed dolls; to Abilene Kivvanians who- wrote' food scrip, x to1 who wTote clothing sciip, to Red Cross workers who shopped foi eldeily shut ins, to Pai- enlTcachei Assn ladies and Fx.change tlub mem bers who at the Good fellow Stored to Junior League ladies vvlio read the Goodfel ,low letters asking help and visited Ihe families to deter- mine and need la Abi lene Lions who set up tables m the store. Bo) Scouts and Ju mor Red Cross who cleaned Ihe-sloie and decoialed Ihe tree' Marines who'picked np from schools and took (hein to firemen repair lo Child fare workers who Jtf mor