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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93HD YEAR, NO. 289 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 2, PAGES IN T1IRKK SECTIONS Associated Press And Then There Was One These Uvo female mixed breed puppies liad only each S. 10th, who became her new owner lhal day. Tlie other other for company Monday at the Animal Shelter, buL puppy, seven or eight weeks old, still awails a home. Tlic Pet of one lucky and found a home with 1'at Brislow, .the Week can be purchased for S5 (Staff Plioto by Don Blakley) Airlines Threaten To Leave Giarrt Terminal DALLAS (AP) Three ma- jor airlines are threatening lo leave the new million Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and return to Dallas Love Field because ol what they call "un- bearably high" landing fees. Attorneys for Delta. Conti- nental and American airlines warned Monday they will be forced to reschedule ilighls at the old near-downtown Love Field unless all scheduled air carriers arc forced to suspend operations at Love Field and operate exclusively at the new Uniil 7 Abilpniaiis who haven't voted in Tuesday's city council elec- tion still have until 7 p.m. I" cast their ballots. Voting boxes in Ihe city's 10 precincts opened at 7 a.m., and by 10 a.m. only a light turnout liad been reported by precinct judges. The total vote in the ID73 council election was 4.118. Can- didales in this year's races are Dallas Strickland. Billy Hen- Icy and Don Watts in Place 5 a lid David Haley and Harwell Barber in Place 6. Persons will] questions about voting requirements should tele- phone their precinct judge or Taylor County Courthouse. facility, some 15 miles away, thereby sharing the cosls. In briefs filed in federal court here, Ihe airlines cited "competitive reasons" for Iheir consideration lo return lo Love Field. In related action, the Dallas City Council voted lo begin talks aimed at whopping land- ing fee increases at I.ove .Field wiiich would offset any loss in landing fee revenues at Ilic Dallas-Fort Worth Airport be- cause of present or future re- litrns lo I.ove Field. The council indicated land- ing fees at Lov Field might jump from a nickle per pounds to G5 cents per pounds. The controversy brings back memories of the nearly desert- ed Greater Soiilhwcst Airport located between Dallas ami I'ort Worth, a forerunner of the new Dallas-Fort Worlh Airport built in Ihe early 1930s. The GSW airport was devel- oped as a regional airport, loo. but an exodus of major airlines back to Love Field caused the Financial collapse of GSW. Weeds are now grow- ing through its runways. flic current squabble began in 10GS when major airline companies agreed lhat upon completion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport tliey would move en masse from Love. Field. Southwest Airlines, not in business at Ihe time and Ilius not a signatory to the agree- menl, continued commuter op- erations at Love Field which drained off passenger traffic from competitors who were forced to operate at lite more distant and less convenient new airport. Braniff returned a portion of ils operation lo Love Field to compete and Texasc Interna- tional announced it would follow. Those airlines remaining at DFW complained their share of landing fees, used lo pay off bond indebtedness at Ihe new airport, would become in- creasingly higher as more and more airline companies shift- ed scrace back to Love Field. Numerous law suils have been filed in federal courts in efforls to stave off a panic return back to Love Field by Ihe airline companies. Attorneys for American, Delia and Continental said in Iheir briefs entire finan- cial structure of Ihe regional airport could be jeopardized." They cited the "implication of a conspiracy between Draniff and Hie City of Dallas against Southwest" should have no bearing on Ihe issue of forcing all airlines to operate at DFW. U.S. Dist. Court Judge Wil- liam Taylor already has ruled lhat Southwest, can operate at Love Field so long as the ter- minus is maintained by the city as an airport. His ruling is now on appeal. Vesco Won't Say If He, Nixon Talked NEW YOI1K (AP) Self- exiled financier llobert Vesco lias declined lo say whellicr lie ever discussed with President Nixon the se- cret contribution Vcs- co made to the President's 1972 re-election campaign. "Uh let's go on to the next was the way Vesco responded to Ihe. ques- tion when it was put lo him hy Waller Cronkite Monday night. The network anchorman spoke to Vesco over the tele- phone to Costa Rica whore Vesco has flert with his family. Vcsco was indicted with for- mer Ally. Gen. John N. Milch- ell and ex-Commerce Secre- tary Maurice II. Slans, now on Irial for allegedly trying lo in- fluence a Securities and Ex- change Commission inquiry into Vcsco's finances in ex- change for the secret contribu- tion. When Cronkite asked if eVs- co's response could be taken as a ''no Vesco re- plied: "I didn't hear Ihe ques- tion too clearly and I'm sure if you spoke, it 10 limes, I still wouldn't hear it." School I ft rd Run-Off Okay By GARY BALDHIDGi; Itcporlcr-News SlafI Writer The slate allornoy general's office ruled Monday that Abi- lene Independent School Dislricl can linld a rim-off following ils Saturday school board election. Announcement of Ilic ruling came through the office ot Stale Education Commissioner J.W. Edgar, who requested the- ruling in behalf of the school district. A date for the run-off, which almost certainly will be needed since five candidates are run- ning in each of three places on the ballot, will be scheduled at the school hoard's meeting p.m. Thursday THE ATTORNEY general's ruling was based on Subsection F of .Section 2311 of tlie stale school code. The stale's opinion said that once a provision for n run-off was adopted, then it binds the district for the Future. Two years ago the Abilene School Board adopted a run-off provision prior to Ilic 1972 trus- tee election. Confuson this year stemmed from whether Hie run-off subsec- tion H, wliicli was passed later as an amendmnet to the code section, was included under 'lie Caribbean Case Jury Questioning Starts at Easttand Jury selection was underway at mid-morning Tuesday in 91st Dislricl Court in the S5.G million damage suit filed Dupont Caribbean, Inc. against Mike Collins of Kasl- laml. Tlie civil suit, filed Dec. 20, 1972, contests ownership of one million shares of DCr slock. Also alleged is lhat Hie defen- dant, a vice president of East- land National Bank, damaged the corporation by slatenicuts designed to discredit it. DCI WAS KflllMEI) by Don I'ierson of Eastland several years ago to develop the island of Toriuga, 10 miles off Haiti, as an international free post. AL the time of ils founding, DCI's president was Pierson, and Collins became executive vice president. J.D. Connelly of Arlington rep- resents Dupont (no relation to the large DnPonl chemical en- Collins's lawyers arc Kniory Walton, Kasllami district attorney and Jim Robinson of Abilene. Judge Earl Conner of 91sl Dis- trict Court is trying (he case. jurisdiction of Ilic "once and for always" subsection I1'. SUHSECTION II p c r m i I s run-off in school board races only where (lie local board has passed an order allowing a run- off lit least GO days before the general election. A run-off provision was not included in the official eleclion resolution passed last month by Ihe school board. But the Monday ruling takes care of that by interpreting (lie 1972 provision as meeting tile qualifications. The favorable ruling for the school 'district prevents a sitir.i- tion in which a candidate possi- bly could win a place on the board of Irns.lecs with far.less than a majority of the votes. Place 4. 5 ami 6 on Ihe board arc up tor election this Satur- day.' Place -I candidates are Willie Bane. Wally Ilullington, Dr. Karl Harrison, incumbent Mrs. William (Margaret) Rntlcdgc and Jerome Whitmill. Place 5 candidates are .limmy Dan liourland, Paul Cirohman, Harry N. "Red" Ilowell, lioyce Wayne McKenzie and incumbent Dr. Herman Schaffer. Place C candidates arc F.d Cole, Chuck Harrison, incum- bent Mrs. Claud (Tid) McAdon, Jack (Joyce) McGlothlin and Ham Middlebrooks. ALSO TO BE voted on Satur- day is the issue of whether to raise the ceiling on Ihe mainte- nance portion of the school dis- trict tax from ?1.'20 lo per valuation. School Board Hopefuls Quizzed Sarurdoy is electron day for Abilene School Board candidates at Places 4, 5 and 6. Interviews with Place A candidates are on Page 1-13 in today's edition. Place 5 candidates will be pre- sented Wednesday and Place 6 candidates Thurs- NEWS INDEX Amusements Drirlge Business Minor Classified Crmics Editorials Horoscope Ho-pitol Patients Obituaries Sports To Your Good Health TV Leg TV Scout Women's NEIVI Front May But More Forccaslers at the National Weather Service said Tuesday that a dust storm is expected lo blow into Ihe Abilene area somelimc Tuesday afternoon. Forecaster .1 a c k Schnabel said 'an advancing cold front will kick up 15 lo 25 niph southwesterly winds and send dust and sand into the area. But dust isn't (he only Ihing expected lo soar. Schnabel said. Edea Brings 2 More Parking Spots By EI.J.IE JIUCKEB On N. 3rd jusl casl of Pine, bcsiilc Draiighoii's I'.nsincss College, lliere arc more available pinking spaces Ilian wlial's boon marked off. I imagine il's because when Wcslern Aiilo occupied Ihc building, H used Ilic two double doors leading lo Ihc street hut now those doors arc scaled off. In fact, Ihc doors arc now paneled inside so there's no possi- ble use for diem. Would Ilic (raffle peo- ple consider pulling In two adellliona! parking spaces in front of these doors? A. Traffic Engineer Bud Taylor went along wilh your bright idea. You now have two more parking spots on N. 3rd. Q. N'o Nave an Andrew Jackson 10 mil U.S. postage stamp lhat we want lo know its value. A. It depends. An 18GO Andrew Jackson, unused, could be worth used, it brings Fibout ?l.fO. The current Andrew Jackson Id-center is ccnls. you noed a f-ood stamp book. Coin and stamp dealer U.Ti. Prall suggests "British Norlli Ameri- can and U.S. Postage by Harm. It sells for a dollar, is available through most coin dealers and will help you deter- mine wlial year your slamp was issued. Q. We seem lo be In the midst of an abandoned puppy epidemic. The Hu- mane Society is hearing of many cases where puppies arc dumped In parks and in (lie; country- The real young pups don't have a chance and the older ones lhat do survive generally wind up In wild dog packs. They ea( rabbits during Ihc summer hut whon food gels scarce in the wintertime, Ihev Include chickens and calves in Iheir did. Somehow we've got to lei people know (here's an altcr- Abilene Animal Sheller. A. Right and it's located at 1901 Cotton- wood. The .shelter has no trouble finding adoptive parents for puppies; in fact they can't keep enough of them. Animal Shelter employes will even come out and pick up Ihe pups if owners will just pick up the phone and call 677-1212. Other readers have reported good luck placing ads in the classi- fied section of Ihc newspaper. Readers say newspaper ads are great for finding new homes for Ihc latest litter of kitty cats too. Q. I need sonic phosphorescent paint and I can't find It anywhere. Where can I gel some and why isn'l II sold here? A. We have the name of one painl slorc lo pass on lo even Ihis slore will have to special order it. f'hosphorescenl painl is hard lo come by due lo materiiil shortages. It's extremely expensive, ha< ;i short shelf life and isn'l exactly a hoi item on Ihe sales charts'. For those reasons you don'L see it often on paiiit store slichcs. We've sent you the name of the store thai will help you. 0. I need Ihe address ol Alan B. She- pard. A. Write Rear Adm. Shepard at National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lyndon II. Johnson Space Center, Houston 77058. Address qucslions to Action Line, Box .10, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please include tel- e-phone numbers If possible. The school district took 16 years lo reach Ihe present :ccil- ing, and school officials say thai raising Ihc present ceiling i will nol menu ;m immediate jump ot 30 ccnls in (axes. They say Ihe dislricl cannot continue to operate at its pres- ent level unless more lax reve- nue is collected. Supt. A. 10. Wells and Hoard President C. U. argue thai il would he cheaper for taxpayers to vole for Ihe increased ceiling on the lax- rale than lo have the board raise tlie percentage collection. Tlic present percentage collec- tion is 55 per cent. If Hie tax late ceiling issue fails. Ihe board feels it will be forced to either raise the percentage collection or cut back on enrich- ment programs. And the present board docs nol appear inclined Id lake Ihe latter course. II A I S I N G THE percentage collodion would prove cosily, school officials argue, because it would force the City of Abilene to charge Ilic district more for collecting ils taxes. The city, the water dislricl and the school dis- trict have identical 55 per cent collection percentages. A change in tlie school district's collection percentage would lead lo a cost- ly rcnvograniming jo') for the city. Famed Sign Due 'Good News Only' XKW YOKK The moving rihbon of lights that flashes out the news of Ihe day on the old Times Tower at Times Square will sunn con- tain (inly good and ad- vertising. Why? "liecausc I'm sick of headlines abuul wai'7 kidnap- ings and budget gaps, that's why. I've had i( with bad says real estate devel- oper Alex Parker who leases Ihe lower. Parker says it cosls him a year lo run the elec- tronic bulletin board and ho wants a commercial sponsor lo handle the "good news'' operation. Since Ihe news of Herbert Hoover's presidential victory over New Yorker Al Smilli was fii'.sl [lashed frnm the Tower in lff'28, the floating headlines have become a per- manenl city fix-lure. When asked about trifling wilh an institution, Parker re- sponded: "The guillotine is an institution too. That doesn't menu we should tolerate it." Rain, Dust High temperature for Tuesday is expected In reacii 80 and then drop off Wednesday ns I lip cold I'ronl approaches. The weather system, ho said, was making ils way the central portion of the Itocky Mountains Tuesday morning, and, by Wednesday may cause showers in the Abilene area. Schnabel set the chance til shower at a slight 211 per cent, however. Of more noticeable cl'fccl. lie said, will be cooler lures. Contrasting Tuesday's cx- peeled high, the high on Wednesday may reach 70 de- grees. Schnabel said a chance of rain and some snow exists for pru1- lions of the Texas 'and Okla- homa panhandles. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE (Mfllinanl Weather Strevice wop, Pq. iA) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile rcdius) Clwr To pgrlty -.vinay and today. Partly cloudy lonlqhi. Piirlly cloudy lo cloudy and lurnTno colder a s'lghl cfiancfr of Ihondf-rshowers Wednoiday. Sourhcrfy nnd soulrVAeslerly winds ID 70 mpri lo IS lo mrh orw] gusty ihii aflcrnocn. High reflr Lo.v foniqhl near W. high Wednesday ?3 par crnl, Wind in for oil aroo lakei. Hiqti and lo.v (or iJ liouri enuirq Hinh arxJ low iorne dole ycnr: 73 and 47, Iflit nlqlir: sunnip Icdoy. lliiiik we nvc going lo see conlcr weaUier from Wcdtii-Mlnv into IIP said. lie explained that llic misty winds aliead of the fi'unl. blow- ing across the dry. Texas plains, will pick up sand vmd dust. and. aided by exlrcniclv low humidity, will .send 11 blov.- irig mlo Abilene area Tues- day afternoon. I'assago ol" Ihc actual fronl, bringing thai 20 per cent chance (if rain, is expected hue Wednes- day, Srhnnbcl said. A WEEK-ENDER WAKT AD GETS YOUR WSSACE TO THE BUYERS! 15WOKDS 3 DAYS SAVE SI. TO Additional wordi 15 each No phone orden Coih in advance Deadline 3 pm Mo refundi ABIlCHt REPORTER HfWS ;