Wednesday, November 19, 1975

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Corpus Christi Times (Newspaper) - November 19, 1975, Corpus Christi, Texas Bfl Wednesday AP Wircphoto Didnt lose his grip Fouryearold Ricky Campbell of the Bronx is once again able to grasp a finger of Dr Avron Danilier at New Yorks Montefiore Hospital Last Sept 13 Ricky was struck by a car and his hand was severed except for a single tendon and a single nerve Dr Danilier who is from South Af rica was one of a team of eight doctors who worked on Ricky for 12 hours to restore the hand and repair the childs two broken legs Antibusing move killed House Democrats today killed a move to force action on a proposed constitutional amend ment to ban busing of schoolchildren The Demo cratic caucus voted 17296 to support a move by Speaker Carl Albert to table and thereby kill the antibusing motion Francos death expected soon The condition of Spains Generalissimo Fran cisco Franco worsened today and a high gov ernment source said death is expected within hours Doctors said Francos heart lungs and kid neys were failing and his body filling with post operative poisons He also suffered new hemorrhag ing sources said Martha Mitchell admitted to hospital Martha Mitchell who is suffer ing from hone cancer has been admitted to SlOanKettering Me morial Cancer Center in New York Mrs Mitchell estranged wife of former Ally Gen John Mitchell checked into the hospi tal early Tuesday under the as sumed name of Diane Mitchell a hospital spokesman said The spokesman said Mrs Mitchell 57 has asked for privacy and he would not comment on her condi tion She has been under treatment for multiple mveloma for several months oTnlCo i Mitchell Income up but at slower pace Personal income ad vanced in October for the third consecutive month bill at a progres sively slower pace The Commerce Department said today that the Octber advance was 1 per cent compared io increases of 12 per cent in September and 14 per cent in August The sharpest slowing of growth in the October report involved farm income which had risen 55 per cent in September but rose only seventenths of 1 per cent in October Terrorist attacks rising Kelley says FBI Director Clarence Kelley said today that bombings by Now Left revolutionaries are on the increase in this country and new terrorist groups have ap peared Kelley told the Senate internal security subcommittee that in 1973 24 bombings were attributed to terrorist groups Last year he said the number Kelley increased to 45 and in the first six months of this year there wore 46 of these bombings Levi opposes harassment Atty Gen Edward H Levi today told federal prosecutors they must get his approval before subpoenaing confidential material from authors documentary film producers and anyone else en gaged in reporting on public affairs Speaking to a Tucson Ariz conference of US attorneys and marshals ho said it is important to avoid the appearance that federal investigators are using subpoenas to harass writers who have reported on matters embarrassing to the officials of govern ment Partly cloudy skies and a chance for a few thundersliowers are for cast for tonight Cooler temperatures are expected tonight with a low in the upper 50s Tomorrows high should be in the mid 70s More weather Page4A Partly cloudy cooler tonight Bias Amaya ST Mrs Marcellna R Range Quadalupa Gonzalez Mrs Sam N Parker Orie A Pansier Mrs Agaplta L Cantu Andres Garcia Domingo R Segovia George F Llbal Obituaries Page 19A funerals Page 12C corpus Christi A new twist to Greek pastry 1C Ford again leaves NYC tin cup empty President Ford WASHINGTON AP President Ford refused again today to offer New York City any hope of federal bailout aid and instead urged thecity and New York state to continue to work toward fiscal responsibility I am convinced that if New York continues to move toward fiscal responsibility all parties concerned can look forward to a satisfactory resolution despite the current obstacles Ford said in a fiveparagraph statement released by his press secretary Ron Nes sen If the city and state continue to make progress Ford said I will review the situation early next week to see if any legislation is appropriate at the federal lev el Nessen said the President did not have any specific legislation in mind but the statement said the bailout bill now before the House of Representatives to pro vide a loan guarantee of about S3 billion dollars is irrelevant and I would veto it There were these developments Immediately after Fords statement action on loanguarantee legislation was postponed indefinitely in the House Republican and Democratic leaders agreed there was no point in going forward with the bill in the face of Fords promised veto Philadelphia officials said they blame New York Citys financial problems for Philadelphias inability to sell a S25million bond package yesterday The city had two banking syndicates bidding for the package that carried a 95 per cent rate of interest but both withdrew their bids at the last minute Finance Direc tor Lennox Monk said the city will try again to sell the bonds to avoid a cash shortage ame aint like it used to be Third of a series A bingo game kids running around fun for the family 50cent cards beans for markers and prizes Is that the way you remember bingo games Bingo 1975 bears little resemblance to that recollection The crowds usually are large and serious the kids are absent the min imum cost is around and the jackpol is often more than a months wage for the players In Corpus Christ it has become big business It is estimated that between 800 and 1500 people play bingo on any given night of the week here The number of games ranges between four and eight nightly Some of the crowds are small oniy 100 persons Others may numberttOO to 1000 In most places children are not allowed The cost of the set of qards needed to play may be as little as but is gener ally the going rate You may get five or six cards for that amount These are good for perhaps half the games and the special games require spending more dodson money for the flimsies or paper bingo In addition to this a type of numbers game is often sold The prize per game may be to and is split when several people bingo at the same time The jackpots range from to When a jackpot is offered the price of the cards is usually increased to or To win the jackpots the entire card must be covered Most of the groups go on calling numbers until someone wins but several of the clubs limit the number of letters they call If no one has won by 48 or 52 letters then the jackpot is held until another night Winners arc paid in cash at their request said one bingo worker We tried once giving checks but they wanted the money in said We have one of our offduty policemen ac company them to their cars when they leave Several of the groups have been hiring Corpus Christi offduty policemen oth ers use deputies or constables to provide security The crowd arrives early for a bingo game the best seats are nearest the lighted bingo board and these go first Theres an air of camaraderie then but once the game gets under way its all business People move carefully down the aisles and the crowd is quiet The tension when a jackpot is at stake is almost palpable Regular bingo players see many of the same faces as they move from game to game during the week In some cases they make acquaintances but most groups are fairly selfcontained Generally most bingo players stick to their sides of the city Mrs B a Chi cario said she once went to a game on the south side They were nice all right but I just didnt feel comfortable so I didnt go back On the other hand Mrs an Anglo seldom goes west for her game She BUSINESS regularly attends games at the Elks Moose Lodge Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the VFW There is an interdependence between some games A Moose Lodge worker said thai their crowd may dip to If St Pauls having a big jackpol In the west games at St Josephs may be announced at Christ the Kings bingo games How much money is made off bingo weekly This is difficult to determine One fraternal group has been running a very small bingo game once a week for a year They netted which was giv en to help local hospitals A spokesman for one Catholic parish said that its profits were small about each week from the game See BINGO Page 20A The Times occasionally will present Question and Answer interviews wilh newsmakers and other interesting people Yesterday Reporter Jim Wood conducted this interview with City Man ager Marvin Townsend The Editor Q Now that the Nueces River Au thority has approved the cosponsorship contract with the city what happens next A The next step will formal consid eration by the City Council If it is ap proved we will begin work on a final con tract with the Bureau of Reclamation Just a few little words New hurdle for Choke project JU I g wood and ask the Texas Water Rights Com mission to approve a permit Q What sort of permit will you be seeking from the TWRC A We will apply jointly for a water right to build Choke Canyon with a stor age capacity of 700000 acre feet We will not try to amend the present permit for Lake Corpus Christi We will seek the maximum yield the commission will cer tify Q At what point if any will the pub lic vote on the contract with the Bureau of Reclamation A The way the project is going there is no particular obligation for a vote But that docs not mean there may not be rea son to have an election There is a prob lem in trying to find the right stopping point to ge some type of public reac tionIt may turn out that the contract with the bureau will be the best time to have an election because approval of that contract would give all elected offi cials a clear indication that the project should go forward Q What sort of costs arc we talking about now in terms of total project costs See TOWNSEND Page 20A Although a major hurdle was cleared Monday when the Nueces River Author ity approved a contract with the city for the Choke Canyon reservoir project a new one has developed More congres sional action Pressured by the administration and not wanting to offend the Appropriations Committees in the House and Senate the Bureau of Reclamation is now saying it will not start initial work even with the local front money unless specific word ing is added in a public works approria tion bill pending in the Senate City Manager Marvin Townsend dis closed this new wrinkle during an inter view on the Choke project See Question and Answer story City officials are in touch with House and entile members from Texas trying to get language in the bill that says in effect We recognize Choke Canyon as a new star and authorize tho Bureau of Recl amation to accept the local frontmoney Townsend said the language is signifi cant because it acknowledges that the project is starting and that the Appropri ations Committees will be looked to for federal funds in a couple of years He said the requirement actually just two paragraphs developed within the past couple of months And he termed it critical Since the bill already has passed the House without the wording because it was not known then it would be needed it will have to be included in the Senate version and added to the final bill in con ference committee Both senators Lloyd Bentsen and John Tower are working on the project according to letters on file in Townsends office as are U S Reps John Young Eligio Kika de la Garza and Abraham Chick While they arc at work on the situa tion Townsend said it must be kept in mind that the wording might not be in cluded Committees arc pressured to add things all the time Sometimes they do and sometimes they dont Asked if the project does not have sup port of the Bureau of Reclamation Townsend said it does But there is no reason to think the aiiminislralion is ready to support the start of my new reclamation projects anywhere in the country They have not supported any such projects in the past several years Congress passed a bill last year au thorizing the Choke project The bill re quired the front money and some million will be provided And of course it has been known all along that separate action would be needed later to actually appropriate federal money But the requirement that the House and Senate Appropriations Committees give their advance okay is a new one And an important one Townsend said the Bureau of Reclamatiuon does not want to damage its relationship with the Appropriations Committees for obvious reasons they hold I lie purse strings All committees are jealous of their ter ritories Thus the Appropriations Com mittees do nol wan i federal project started with local funds unless they give their advance concurrence Jim Wood the times Vol 67 97 64 Pages Price 15 Cents CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19 1975 Unions campaign gifts and Senate votes Some senators whose votes yesterday virtually assured passage of a controversial bill sought by construction unions were among those receiving political donations totaling million from organized labor last year An unofficial tally indicates that ol the 62 senators who voted to end filibuster on the bill 26 received union money Details on Page 9A ActionLme 4A Advice on Life 6C Bndfle4C Comics2QC Editorials18A Enjertainment 8C Sports1B EinaticjaJL 7B PeterSjracusa 4C Charlotte Slater 7C TagJiabue Termoo The Greek TV Scout Want Ads 3B 6B 8C 12C A close watch on NFL officials Page 1B