Galveston Daily News, June 7, 1973

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June 07, 1973

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Galveston, Texas Jim Jg Oktat Ntvnptpw, Established in 1842, DtdiciMi To Tht Growth and Progmi of Gilvetton and All of Galvetton County 39lh Beach-Closed Monday VOLT 133, NO. 58 Member, United Preii Iiterutloul GALVESTON, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE Tht County's Only 7-Oty Itc Daily, 25c Sunday Objections Raised To Galveston School District's Hiring Practices By HELEN SMITH NEWS STAFF WRITER The Galveston school board spent much of Its regular session Wednesday night embroiled In a 1 discussion of the district's current hiring practices to maintain a specific ethnic ratio within the staff. Board member T h e a s e 1 Henderson objected to the district's adherence to administrative procedure, re- ferred to as the .Singleton Rule, in which the "district' maintains a ratio of 82 per cent Anglo and 3t .per cent minority faculty members. He said the rule in effect discriminates against many qualified minority group teacher applicants. Supt. Eli Douglas said federal Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare authorities have always Indicated to him that the district must maintain this.ratio in the district and In the assignments within the Individual schools. Board attorney Ed Schwab said he doesn't believe the Singleton rule to be a legal requirement at this time although it might be an administrative regulation of HEW. The board deferred any action until explicit instructions regarding staffing could be re- ceived from HEW. Other board action included appointment of two new principals; hearing a plea from band parents for Increased support for music programs; approving eipansion of the main- tenance department to facilitate major improvement of school buildings; accepting the bid of First Mulchings Sealy National Bank as the depository for the neit two years; and renewing Schwab's contract as board attorney for another year. The new principals are Edgar Collins, -now assistant principal at Austin Middle School, to be principal of Goliad Elementary School and James S. Collins, now a principal in Marshall, to be principal of Alamo Elemen- tary School. Mrs. A.C. Becker Jr., president of the Ball High Band Boosters, asked the board to consider instrumental music needs, both for personnel and supplies, as the board formulates next year's budget. She noted the many accomplishments of the band under the leadership of John Shlpp, and said Shipp Is considering leaving Galveston for another school district. She askeJ the board, to make an effort to keep Shipp, and if that were impossible, to provide TCTT Hearing SetOnTV what is needed to carry on and improve the program he has begun. Mrs. Becker said some 10 per cent of the high school student body is involved in the music program and 15 per cent of the total secondary school enrollment. Board members assured her See SCHOOL, Page By PATSY JACKSON NEWS MAINLAND BUREAU TEXAS CITY The City Com- mission set July 18 as the date for a public hearing to decide whether a cable television franchise should be granted to Bayou Cablevision, a controlled subsidiary of TelePrompter Corp. Representatives of both Bayou and TelePrompter appeared the commission seeking to extend the boundaries of fran- chises currently held in Galveston County. Ralph Hlllard, franchise consul- tant for TelePrompter of New York, told the commission that the corporation now has approval to establish operations In Galveston, La Marque and Weather GALVESTON AREA FORE- CAST Fair ilftli, nuy toyi mat IcnpuiUrei lira FrUty. Low teuientan Imllil mM Tfi. (W.y Mir M. Hlfh FrUiy lew Mi. BOATING AND RECREATION ViriaMc wMl ten tku II mpk ikra tolii! bcafaiif mlkail' II to II Fmliy. witcra umti to illfMly cktffy. OH fkm wive btlfkti IKIteet. FISHING -Fair. v BEACH WATER TEMPERA- 71. unincorporated 'areas of the county. The Texas City franchise would provide for a separate office and originating station In the city. Channels would be designated for local activities such as meetings and athletic events, school activities on an interconnecting basis with La Marque, Dickinson and College of the Mainland or separately for City schools only and also for network channels, and 24 hour coverage of weather. Associated Press news service and stock market quotations. About two years would be required before construction Is completed, and the company is asking the city for a 15 year franchise. A gross fee franchise payment' to the city would be set from 3 to 5 per cent by the Federal Communications Commission. Cablevision 5ervlce would be offered to Texas City residents at. a monthly rate of and II each for additional tele- vision sets. A installation charge Is frequently waived during construction and special promotions, Hlllard said. A 30 day public notice Is See TV FRANCHISE, Put IA House OK s For Hourly Wage SUZiE CRIDLAND obtains a contribution pledge from Bud Norman, 1973 Galveston County Cancer Crusade chairman, as she works to get sponsors for the first Gulf Coast Swim A Thon for Cancer set for Friday and Saturday at the Galvez Hotel and Texas City Municipal Pool. Swimmers are soliciting pledges for each lap they swim in the event sponsored by the Independent Order of Foresters. Entry blanks can be picked up at area U Tote M stores and McDonald's restaurant at. 5223 Broadway. Prizes to be. awarded to participants with the most sponsors'or money collected include a wide range of items from a motorcycle to a free airplane ride. .WASHINGTON The House Wednesday passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would raise the an hour minimum wage to in a year's time and bring nearly six million new workers under protection of the act. The measure won final passage on a 287-130 roll call vote. The House rejected on a 218- 199 recorded vote a Republican substitute bill by Rep. John Eden born, R-lll., that would spread the increase over two years and permit full time employment of youths under 18 at less than minimum wage levels for a period of six months. Democrats were successful in rejecting a series of amend- ments to strike out extended new coverage and to phase the wage increase at varying levels but still over a two year period. The House last year approved by a 28-vote margin a similar Republican substitute bill which then died In a fight over going to a conference with the Senate which had passed a more liberal wage measure. A Senate subcommittee opened hearings Wednesday on a bill similar to the House- passed measure. The Democratic measure, managed by Rep. John Dent, D-Pa., would also raise the present an hour farm minimum wage to over three years and extend cover- age of the act to 1.5 million household domestic workers and 4.4 million local, state and federal government employes. The Erlenborn substitute came under especially heavy fire from organized labor because of the so-called "youth differential." It would have allowed hiring young teen-agers at 80 per cent of the minimum wage or an hour, whichever is higher, for the first six months of full-time employment. Erlenborn said the provision was needed to give high school dropouts a job and attack a high rate of unemployment among teen-agers, especially blacks. backers., said the "sub-minimum" put adult bread winners out of'work as employers sought out the cheaper teenage worker. The administration proposed, but never did introduce a bill, raising the minimum to an hour over three years and it supported the youth differential pay plan. The administration, like Erlenborn, opposed ex- panded coverage of the act. Entries In Fair At Record Total Qiance Seen In Spacewalk Passing Parade HOUSTON (UPI) The Skylab 1 astronauts predicted Wednesday they had only a 50- 50 chance of fixing a jammed electrical generator wing 'dur- ing a risky walk In space Thursday morning 272 miles from earth. Officials on the ground, however, expressed confidence the emergency repairs by Chailes "Pete" Conrad and Joseph P. Kerwin outside America's first space station would a steadi- ly worsening energy crisis in orbit and salvaging the billion Skylab program, "I guess we'll know belter when we see Kerwin said after a single practice with hastily built repair tools. "But our Initial impression is that we've got 'a 50-50 chance of pulling it off." But flight director Milton Windier told reporters: "We figure higher than that. I'd say it's at least 75-25, and probably higher." Part of what bothered Con- rad, Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz will remain Inside Skylab's airlock while his crewmates go the steady stream of additions and changes to the spacewalk plans sent up by mission control In the 24 hours before (he walk was to take place. "We sure hope this is the last reconfiguration we get before JULIUS and ROSE BLACK- MAN are back from a three week vacation in his native England Glowing over the very special award she received from Stephen F. Austin Middle School Is FELA MIUCICH JACK CLEVELAND, genial bartender ai the Galvez Club has the reputation of being the best Bloody Mary shaker In this whole town and even the Mainland MRS. MARY B. ROSS of Gulf Breeze Apartments, who underwent major surgery, can now have company. She is in room 535 and keeping a close eye on her Is her sister, MRS. GEORGE (AUNT KANNYE) CROSBY PATSY and JOE FERTITTA are helping the students putting the finishing touches on their numbers for the dance recital Saturday at 8 p.m. at Ball High School auditorium MR. and MRS. JAMES R. FORD are crowing over son In law, CLARK COGSWILL, who received his law degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and daughter, DEBBIE, who picked up her associate degree in science from Galveston College For late evening entertainment, the Mother's Reunion at the Balincse Room is really something fantastic with two people creating the depth of an entire combo and they play everything from oldies to rock just call it out and they'll oblige. And of course, RICHARD CASTRO, manager, Is always a super host The ROY INOUYE family is off for a vacation in Hawaii Celebrating a wedding anniver- sary are MR. and MRS. ELLS- WORTH J. WILCOX, MR. and MRS JOE MARANTO, MR. and MRS. KENNETH FREE- MAN- Birthday kids are EMMA HARRISON, ROBERT L. BAILEY, PRINCE LOFT1S JR., KEVIN WHEELER, ORA WEST, MRS. ROSE SZUREK of La Marque, ANTHONY MOSI.EY, ANITA ALESSI who had reached the magic age when she can use her driver's license, CURTIS GKEEN, NORBERTO BALLESTEROS, GLEN BYRD, CURTIS DWAYNE WHITE. ByTERRYMtcLEOD Linus Pauling, 2-Time Nobel Winner, Due Here Internationally renowned Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Laur- eate, will discuss the role of human biochemistry In relation to mental disorders Monday at 3 p.m. In the Clinical Sciences Auditorium on The University of Texas Medical Branch campus. Pauling, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry In 1954. and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963, was Invited to give the lecture entitled "Orthmolecular by Dr. Allan Goldstein, director of the division of biochemistry In the Department of Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics. Much of Pauling's scientific work has .dealt In one; way or another with the nature of the chemical bond. The 1954 Nobel Prize was awarded for his research on the nature' of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances. His work Includes experimental studies on the structure of crystals by x ray diffraction and the structure of gas molecules by electron diffraction, the study DR. LINUS PAULING of the magnetic properties of substances, the investigation of the nature of serological system and the structure of antibodies. Further studies include research in the structure of proteins, the molecular basis of general anesthesia, and the rule of abnormal molecules in causing disease, especially abnormal hemoglobins in relation to sickle celt anemia and other hereditary hemolytic anemias, and abnormal enzymes in relation to mental disease. In addition, he has carried on theoretical studies, especially the application of quantum mechan- ics to the structure of molecules and the nature of the chemical bond, the extension of the theory of valence to include metals and intermetallic compounds, and the development of the theory of the structure of atomic nuclei and the nature of the process of nuclear fission. During recent years much of his work has been on the applicat- ion of chemistry to biological and medical problems. Pauling's discoveries in the field of medicine led to his being awarded the Thomas Addis Medal of the National Nephrosis Foundation, the Phillips Medal for Constribut- ions to Internal Medicine by the American College of Phy- See PAULING, Page 8A Check These FORMER major leaguer is arrested on charges of trying to extort from steamship line with bomb threat. Page OB. REPUBLICAN gov- ernors defend Presi- dent's policies against Democratic charges. Page IB. Other Features BrUie .2A Comlci 13B Cronword.....11B Deatll Earl Wilson Editorial! Horoscope Jack Anderson Jim Biskop Letters to Editor Marine Log Marten Sontlng News Sp.rt, Teei Fonim TV Listings Wait Ms Weather Women's New! 8A I1B 6A 2B IBB 13B IB 3A 13B UA 15-17A SB 12B .HB17B IDA 7B-IB tomorrow Kerwin said in response to one change shortly before bedtime. And Conrad added with obvious aggravation: "Man, you've got 500 guys down there keeping three of us busy." Conrad successfully argued NASA officials into reversing and order that he lake a TV camera outside Skylab late in the spacewalk, which would last up to four hours. Handling the camera and its cable during an already dif- ficult operation would be "asking for Conrad told backup commander Russell L. "Rusty" Schweickart in mission control. After a check with Skylab managers, Schwei- ckart radioed back: "Okay, it's gone." The spacewalk was scheduled to start at a.m. EOT Thursday while Skylab was Set 51-51 CHANCE, Page IA A record number of entries are listed for the 1973 Galveston County Fair June 9 through 16 at Runge Park in Arcadia. County Extension agent Joe Doby said that nearly 700 entries will be exhibited during the fair. A total of 58 pens containing three market rabbits each, 69 market hogs, 89 market lambs, 72 market steers, 73 turkeys, 64 capons and 90 pens containing five broilers each are listed among the meat animals entered for 4-H and FFA members. In breeding stock, seven swine, 33 open breeding beeves, 47 junior breeding 15 junior breeding sheep, 84. open' breeding sheep 'i'and 31 .breeding poultry and rabbits'will be'cxhlblted. Judging. will begin Tuesday with the market stock arid winners of market divisions will be sold at auction at p.m. Wednesday. Breeding rabbits and poultry also be judged Tuesday, with judging for breeding swine, sheep and beef cattle set for Thursday. In addition, Doby announced that the four scramble contests have a total of 51 entries, Including alternates. In these events, set during the rodeo performances June 14, 15 and 16, 4-H youngsters will scramble for lambs, pigs, beef and chickens. Contestants for the June 14 Iamb scramble are Lori Donahue, Trudy Pate, Emma Currie, Betty Monych, Lori Deals, Kerri Brister, Beth Flanikcn, Susan Ritchie, Terri Bouse, Lynda Carpenter and alternates Pamela Dudley, April McGinnes and KayleenAchille. Signed up for the June 14 chicketi .scramble arc Theresa Novosad, Allan Loop, Carol Currie, Johnny Griggs, Ton! Brent Hertenberger, Cinde Pearson, Kim Monteau, Todd Rehm, Robert Smith, Brent Campbell, Brenda Cripps, Robin Barrow, Twlla Shannon, Lisa Cumby and Sophia Truccone. Entries in the. June 15 beef scramble are Rusty Cornell, Joel Loop, Harry Dudley, Charles Bouse, Roy Wayne Bullock, James Tadlock and alternates Oscar Wood II, James Flaniken and Michael Bahr. Youngsters competing in the June 16 pig scramble Include Donnie Burd, Michael Cripps, It.C. Novodad, Kenneth McGinnes, David Achille, Jerry Bob Boydson, Max Creppon and ulternales Tommy Glover, Joey Pearson, Billy Bouse, Tony Delasandrl and Chief Smith. Golf Meet Adds Two Celebrities James Drury, TV's and Adrian Burke, former passing star at Baylor University, are the two latest celebrities signed for the Darrell Royal Invitational Golf Tournament in Galveston. Rodney Cross, golf pro at the Galveston Country Club, announced Wednesday the pair will join 3 host of other stars at the June 14 through 17 tournament, which will benefit the Galveston Boys Club. Five tournament hostesses will be selected Saturday in a contest scheduled for p.m at the Galvez Hotel swimming pool. Winners will receive four days (including meals and entertainment) at the Galvez. Head judge will be Gigi Austin, widow of Gene Austin of "My Blue Heaven" fame. Galveston County girls intersted In becoming a hostess should call the Galvez sales office at 765-7721 or Christie's Beachcomber at 762-8648. Laird Chosen Nixon's Top Domestic Strategist WASHINGTON (UPI) In a movo tatashd to stabilize his scandal-shattered staff, Presi- dent Nixon Wednesday named former Defense Secretary Mcl- vin R. Laird as his chief domestic strategist and made permanent the appointment of White House chief of staff Alexander M. Haig. Laird said he returned to the administration reluctantly. He said he agreed to do so because "government In some quarters is at a standstill -this cannot be allowed to continue." "It is absolutely essential that we get on with the business of Laird said at a news conference that followed by only a few minutes Related Plctire, Page IB the formal announcement of his appointment. Nixon also announced that the responsibilities of Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler would be expanded to Include the duties of communications director Herbert G. Klein, who resigned Tuesday. The White House said Ziegler would "maintain his briefing respon- sibilities and daily contact with members of the press." Haig, who rose from colonel to four-star general after he was assigned to the White House at the start of Nixon's first term, will retire from active army duty to accept the White House post as a civilian. Haig succeeds H.R. Halde- man and Laird succeeds John D. Ehrlichman in the White House reorganization. Both Haldeman and Ehrlichman resigned April 30 after their See NIXON, Page IA Baker Found First Taste Of Lawmaking Expensive ANDREW Z. BAKER By DAVID SPECHT NEWS STAFF WRmsR State Rep. Andrew Z. Baker liked his first taste of lawmaking, but he's not sure if he can afford another. His freshman session In the 63rd Legislature has left him a little hungover with mixed emotions. The Galveston attorney put eight measures Into the lawbooks and sal on three of the busiest House committees: education, judiciary and criminal juris- prudence. He Is proud of what the legislature accomplished, grateful to have been a part of it. But he says Texas legislators do not have adequate time or receive sufficient pay to prescribe a truly satisfactory two year remedy for all the state's needs. Texas pays senators and repres- entatives a base salary of a month. They also receive some travel and other expenses and, if they can find competent help, the state pays for full and part time staff members. But Baker estimates he spent about a month during the five month session and had to drive home almost every weekend to take care of his law practice. "I don't understand how the citizens of Texas can expect the Legislature to conduct a billion business and be paid such a measley salary that won't even cover their actual amount of pocket he said. Other legislators, he continued, left on weekends lo "sell insurance or take care of Ihclr business and families, then came back Sunday to prepare for all the bills on Monday's House roll." He recalled the story of one legislator who slept in his office because he couldn't afford an apartment. He Is not bitter, but frustrated because he says legislators could do a much better job If they didn't have to work two fulltimc jobs at once. "It's an agonizing, gut feeling that kind of tears at you. It's hard to he said. "My only regrets arc that I had to come home to take care of my business every week and the state doesn't pay enough to take care of a legislator's necessary expenses." He proposes legislator's1 pay should be increased to In other reflections, Baker said the real work goes on In commitlee and subcommittee hearings, not on the House floor. This is something, he admitted, that "nobody told me and I didn't know." He said a repre- sentative may spend four or five hours in session, then adjourn to committee hearings until -two in tho morning. During a pre session orien- tation, the more than 35 new House members were told to "memorize the rules" for intro- ducing bills. Baker said be soon learned how important it is to learn those rules. He recalled this example: "Another legislator, 1 can't remember his name now, filed a bill. A veteran legislator got the attcnlion of the speaker and said, 'Mr. Speaker, Ihis bill Is in violation of rule number such and such.' Thai legislator was quite embarrassed." He also quickly found out bow much easier it is to pass a bill If It Is sponsored or co authored by a fellow House member. The Ideal method, he added. Is to get suport from both the House and Senate. "If you don't have someone sympathetic to your bill, it probably won't make it. If a legislator doesn't get support, he just might not ever get anything passed." And he learned lhat once a legislator co authors a bill, he usually won't vole against il. This lead him lo quip: "In order to pass a measure I looked for 76 House sponsors (a bare majority) and 16 senators." The same principle applies for killing a proposal, he said. Baker said he helped kill a measure would increase the cost of hunting and fishing license See BAKER, Page IA ;