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   Midland Reporter-Telegram (Newspaper) - May 21, 1977, Midland, Texas                                THE BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR ADVERTISING DOLLAR DIAL Box TEXAS Daily Sunday MAY 20 2 SECTIONS Distraught at being pulled from his routine reporter Jim Steinberg is consoled Friday morning by Southwest ticket salesgirl Debbie Albertson before boarding a flight to Staff Photo by Charles McCain You cant help noticing the girls on Southwest By JIM STEINBERG Staff Writer AIRBORNE BETWEEN MIDLAND AND DALLAS The passengers on Southwest Airlines maiden flight between Midland and Dallas nursed 10 scotch and waters served with heartshaped swizzle sticks and roasted almonds called Love For those who and few probably the clouds below looked like upside down egg cartons on the day commemorating the 50th an niversary of the day Charles Lind bergh made his historic What would you like to drink asked a stewardess wearing what are described as Southwest orange hot which match the color of the The or more flight are as im portant a force in the drawing appeal of the company as the Pratt Whitney JT8D9 engines are in pro pelling the Please note that is the romantic sexist theory of In a more realistic tangible factors like flight schedules and prices count Although if the world operated solely on this one would not find the shell of an airplane and the clothes of its crew bearing identical back to the There is a pilot and a But never mind Fisher offers antidote to retirement blues If your interest in life is geared to your workaday then what are you going to do when and if you are forced into retirement And if you get bored to shame and idleness during your leisure hours away from the how in tarnation are you going to keep your sanity in retirement That definitely can be a problem sustaining value to your And Marion director of Senior Services offers a suggestion to bypass boredom Develop something early in life that can be turned into a fulltime hobby or another she said on WEATHER The Permian Basin area was plagued Friday with but none reportedly did any Another warm afternoon is forecast for Complete details on Page INDEX Jerry Gary Player share lead in Memorial Golf Page Window on West ROUSTIN ABOUT with EdTodd growing Life comes in and each should be lived to the No ones life should be forsaken just because the socalled twilight years are set ting Fisher on the day that youre you dont stop the interest and care youve had up to that You keep caring about doing You live all your You dont stop living just because youve hit she Some people may retire from their first career around age Others may be forced into it by some government mandate at age And some never do retire They just work and die or fade as in Douglas MacArthurs tribute to old Retirement is not a stage of life that has to be said who plans never to There should be a time when you can do all of those things you havent had time to do before It can be Continued on Page 2A There are three flight at And considering this is a budgetpriced thats rather Moments before the first Boeing 737 roared off the runway at Midland Regional Air officials from the cities of Odessa and Midland got together in a rare spirit of unity to clip the ceremonial Come on lets do something Midland County Judge Barbara Culver said jokingly to her Ector County Judge Joe On the two powerful engines growled so loudly into the Midland skies and into the fuselage of the planes rear section that it drowned out information given over the Although in a plane traveling to Midland from Dallas early Friday afternoon was either less noisy or had a more powerful speaker because announcements could be heard in the Seats on the Southwest airplanes are positioned three on each side of a rather narrow The positioning of the seat makes a passenger not quite 5foot6 feel Texas for those more traditionally Texas in the airplane has five lounge On the return trip from after the plane had settled into its cruising a passenger asked one pretty flight attendant for her guess at the crafts After looking out the she I dont Ive never been to Midland How long is the trip About an the passenger I wonder what its like in Midland the flight attendant said For those who have never been in the stubbywinged it appears to handle like a fine European sports car and can land and take off in incredibly short Although the actual flying time for a Midland to Dallas trip is only about 50 and that goes by very the back seats of the plane are loaded with a company publication designed with appeal for the commuting business One article in the magazine offered some tips to help you save time and find peace of Another middle age in a man actually begins at 26 years of After that itys a downhill slide for the Could I get you a drink another pretty flight attendant not all thank seemed like the best General must take colleague says WASHINGTON AP A former commander in South Korea said Friday John Singlaub has to be prepared to take the consequences for challenging publicly President Carters decision to withdraw troops from Retired Richard who chose Singlaub as chief of staff in indicated he agrees generally with Singlaubs opposition to the troop Frank the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations suggested that Singlaub should be disciplined or dismissed for his And Samuel D said he has told the Pentagon he wants Singlaub to testify Wednesday before the House Armed Services Committees investigations sub committee in connection with the panels overall review of defense Stilwell commented in an interview as the 55yearold Singlaub flew to New York on his way to Carter ordered Singlaub home Thursday after the generals remarks were published in a Washington Post story from The story quoted Singlaub as predicting If we withdraw our ground forces on the schedule suggested it will lead to It was uncertain when the Army general would be called before and the White House gave no hint as to what action the President might take after he speaks to The episode brought to mind the last time a president called home a general for disagreeing publicly with That was 26 years ago when President Harry Truman relieved Douglas MacArthur as commander in the Korean War for espousing attacks into who I have great admiration for Jack Singlaub as a avoided any criticism of the general or of Its perfectly within the prerogative of the commander in chief to do Stilwell The military establishment is rooted in This was a direct public challenge to the There always is that dilemma with full compliance with orders on the one hand and expression of ones deeply felt convictions if one believes a decision was not a sound When one speaks one has to be prepared to take the At the Singlaubs abrupt recall aroused mixed reactions among professional military Some were angry and suggested Carter was following a double stan dard in ordering Singlaub home as they viewed allowing Ambassador Andrew Young to speak out sometimes in apparent conflict with administration But other officers said Singlaub should have stayed within the ac cepted rules under which military men express policy dissent only through internal Many military professionals agree generally with Singlaubs opposition to the planned withdrawal of some Army troops from South few have gone so far as to predict the scheduled withdrawal would lead to who is not bound by restrictions that apply to officers on active told a reporter he believes the pullout of American ground troops from South Korea would mean a greatly increased likelihood of who was top com mander in South Korea until last Continued on Page 2A Mondale warns South Africa on apartheid ByJIMHOAGLAND The Washington Post VIENNA Vice President Walter Mondale strongly warned South Africa Friday that continuing racial discrimination and denial of political rights to blacks will bring a worsen ing of relations with the United States and increased violence in southern Moving to end an eightyear period of increased American accommoda tion of the white minority government by the Nixon and Ford administra Mondale delivered the blunt American rejection of South Africas apartheid racialseparation policies to Prime Minister John Vorster during two days of discus sions that ended Friday We cannot let alone de the governments that reject the basic principle of full human economic opportunity and political participation for all its people regardless of Mondale said shortly before leaving Vienna for think the message is clear now to the South African The two leaders appeared at separate press conferences that clearly reflected the unyielding stance of both sides during the eight hours of Each acknowledged they had made no progress toward resolving what Mondale called fun damental and profound disagree ment on the need for change inside South Projecting a strongly activist ap proach on southern Africa for the Carter Mondale said the United States would take actions based on our policy and to the detri ment of the constructive relations we would prefer with South Africa if there is not significant racial change He said he had not listed lor Vorster any specific actions the United States would take to express its and he declined to discuss them with Despite the stinging public criticism of his Vorster en dorsed American efforts to arrange a settlement to Rhodesias guerrilla war and said that some progress has been made in negotiating a settlement in the disputed territory of Namibia South West Asked if the new American pressure on him would impede South Africas efforts on Rhodesia and Vorster sternly told newsmen that he would not out of pi Continued on Page 2A PBPA reelects Fraser By JOE SALMAN The Permian Basin Petroleum at its annual business meeting Friday afternoon in the Midland reelected Charles Fraser of Midland to a second term as president of the association and heard a pitch for the organization of a political action committee in the Permian Joining Fraser as officers for 1977 78 are four vice Ted Collins of Charles Perry of Joe McGee of Monahans and Ben Alexander of Joseph ONeill III of Midland was elected and Arthur Dln smore of Midland was elected Lloyd Unsell of executive vice president of the In dependent Petroleum Association of and Jack Allen of president of Alpar ex plained the advantages of a political action committee PAC and how it and the steps necessary for the organization of such a The Congress of the United States School finance bill approved by Senate AP The Senate passed Friday night an million school finance bill after first cutting additional aid for poorer districts from million to The bill now returns to the which is expected to reject changes made by the Senate and demand a conference committee to work out the Senators approved the after many close votes on amend It cuts the amount local districts must raise for the Foun dation School Program from million to The bill includes million in teacher pay with firstyear teachers getting compared with the present and second year teachers getting The Senate also added an llth and 12th year to the longevity pay The bill includes million more for maintenance and operation and million more for It reduces the pupilteacher ratio in kindergarten through the third grade to to The Senate to put back in the bill a state property tax board after the dean of the said senators would have a hard time explaining to local tax boards why a state board had been created to supervise Youre not going to send somebody from Austin to tell us what to do in Aikin He said the senators could ask three property appraisers to go out to their homes and they would get back three different Everybody knows he It is better to leave appraising up to local he Oscar Senate sponsor of the hammered at the need for more equalization aid for Soorer he asked Grant if Jones amendment to reduce equalization gave less than Mauzys bill to those who needed help the and more to rich The 77 poorest which have Continued on Page 2A is a liberal lopsided leftist body that is slowly socializing this Unsell and he added it has selected the oil industry as its first Unsell said that during the for mation of the President energy policy that Schlesinger and others in the white House listened politely to the oil industry but the energy package came out just like the rumors that preceded it said it They didnt seriously consider anything we had to Unsell pointed the last 15 votes on energy legislation have been the said the IPAA and other oil industry organizations are going to have a difficult time in modifying what the President has advocated for the oil industry but we are going to make another run at it Fraser will be among those who testify at that time before the House Ways and Means Unsell said the energy industry is losing out in Washington because it has been sitting on the political We must get in and play the same game our political enemies are To give you an idea what happens when you dont play the take the depletion allowance for When the question of doing away with the depletion allowance first was brought up by opponents of the oil only nine votes were cast against the They kept at it until now there is no such allowance on 85 per cent of Unsell during the last election business was able to contribute million to its Organized labor contributed The gas and coal industries combined contributed only to its can That is one area in which political action committees are very Business has many such Continued on Page 2A 4   

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