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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH .YEAR, NO. 45 'PHONE 673-4271 -ABILENE, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST lj PAGES IN FOUR SECTliDNS Price 15 Cents V I BJ BLUE BUCKER 3 Riding Clubs Hold 'Mini-Rodeo'Playdays grandchildren in Big Spring In playdays and would Uke to come to Abilene so all of their grand- parents could see them perform. How would I find a schedule playdays here? A. Abilene Saddle'Club holds playdays on Saturday night attheir Maple St. in Southeast Abilene.; Call Bill Kilpa- trick forjtime and.more information. Tay- lor County Hiding- Club has playdays on Saturday at the arena on Hodges farm-to- market road Raymond McNutt. Taylor Sheriff's'Posse has play- days on Friday northwest of town on Shir- ley lioad call'naympnd Bae. For you non-ropers who may Wonder about playdays, tliese are mini-rodeos, mainly for children, but -occasionally adults join in. There's barrel racing, polo and nags. Sometimes calf-roping ;md bull-riding. Take your camera, grand- ma, and grandpa, you'll get some good action shots of the grandkids. Q. Periodically .1 see requests for help in your column from people start- ing up their own business. Vou often recommend SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. Another program .working in conjunction with SCORE and the Small Business Ad- ministration, that .few people know about, is the Small Business Institutes. It's a nationwide program but we now have it in Abilene, too. A. And judging from.our mail; there arc Many interested A cl ion'LineL readers who could benefit from SBl counseling. This involves senior and graduate-business stu- dents at Abilene Christian College and Ilardin-Simmons University who work in actually visiting tlie business, studying and analyzing problems, then helping the 'owner to (come up with nn advertising program, set up records, find financial advice and study market re- search. Several local businesses have bene- fittcd from the program. It operates only (luring the regular school year but, come fall, interested or prospective business people should contact Don Altman in the Dcpt. at ACC. Q. I' Impartial judgment competent aulborily in insur- ance i consultant free from bias who will look over my policies and tell me whlck ones' I need and which ones are nbtineeded. Do we have such a, service available in Abilene? A Dallas lias consulting firms but they deal mostly with commercial business al- though some might look over an individu- al's policies for a fee. We have three alter- natives to offer: Consult two or three different insurance agents, draw your own from their advice. The trust officer in the trust department of your bank should be trained and ready to help his customers in decisions of this kind. Give us a call, we can give you' the name of a man who teaches insurance at hne of the local colleges who is expert enough to advise yoii. He is, however, an insurance agent himself. Q. Somelhing's tagging me so I'll drop it in your lap. We're paying for (his water from Lake Hubbard. Hub- bard is very low loo but being a large lake it can spare some water. I under- stand Hal the water district is selling a tremendous amount of water to oil companies for waler flood projecls and for irrigation purposes. Should we be selling it to them, as low as the lake Is? What (lo they pay for the water and what is the water used for? A. A spokesman for the West Central Texas Municipal Waler District tells us different oil companies pay different amounts, depending oh whether they lay their own lines or whether the district is furnishing water through district-owned contracts were negotiated as far back as 1966 so rales vary since waler was a little cheaper then, also cost of pumping. Oil companies use it for waler flooding in secondary recovery of oil. Water is in- jected into five or six old wells, forcing it lip into the one good well. Waler is desper- ately needed for this purpose now, olher- wise we'd have less oil and higher oil- prices. Even (hough waler is important for wa- ter flood projects, Uie WCTMWD office cities come first. Anytime the ooard of directors of the water district feel the lake is getting too low, they can discontin- ue selling water to the oil companies. Cities are thus completely protected. WASHINGTON' (AP) The House Appropriations-Commit- tee was expected to approve, today :Viillion funding" for defense, billion less than President Nixon's budget rc- commended. The. cominitlee 'report. tensions remain high in many parts of the world lions do not yet "permit a uni- lateral reduction in strength on the part' of the. said the reductions, 'are. consistent with the objective of maintain- ing adequate military forces." .Except for additibhal funds: that may be heeded' for pay tha committee said, :it cxpects'the live; ap-; propriationjV-desp'ite inflation.' It said it would.not-.look .with! fbr'supple-i mental appropriations.; Military assistance for South Vietnam was put at down million from the' ad-.-. m inistfatipn request and million, less.than was provided the.preyipus year. ''Tie -military: set vices !have..- Purr-feet Patient A nurse at Chicago's University Illinois Medical Center jokingly takes the pulse -of a Siberian tiger being prepared for double-cataract surgery Wednesday. The anesthetized tiger took the whole matter calmly aiid doctors proclaimed' the operation on the Lincoln Park Zoo resident a success. (AP "Wirephoto) Don't Overwork Air Suggest Summer ByJOEDACYn Kcporter-News Slaff Wriler Heated words muttered about an equally overheated air conditioner, are common utterances during a West Tex- as summer, and more so dur- ing this July which saw tem- peratures over 100 degrees for days on end. The fact, is, llirce Abilene repairmen said, that air condi- tioning units "die" by the doz- en, not only because of high summer temperatures, but be- cause of the users' insistence on a dwelling cooled to 74 de- grees. "With temperatuies up you can't expect to maintain a def- inile, set temperature all the said repairman Bill Hegwood. "A HOUSEHOLD unit is not designed to do he said, and explained lhat normal units are designed to hold temperatures 20 degrees below [lie outside heat. For most of the units, al- tcmpting to hold 74-degrce (emperalures in 104 degree heat causes problems. A ma- jority of the calls, Hegwood said, are not for defects but for "ineffective" cooling. The big stores, he said, arc over-cooled and the consumer cannot expect his home unit to keep up when Ihc temperature shoots up over 100. But a rash of mechanical failures has occurred. "You can't get lo them said Cliff Mann, service man- ager for an air conditioning firm. Mann said he receives 25 lo 30 calls on a hot day and that his repairmen sometimes work 60 hours a week, since .consumers will not tolerate a backlog. "IN REAL HOT wealhcr we work for 12, 14, 16 hours a said Dorscy Thomas, another repairman. Thoriias said one unit might require eight hours' work, but normally, 90 minutes is taken to fix the problems. Both Thomas and Mann said tlial whenever the tempera- ture.drops, as it has done Ihc past few days, service calls drop accordingly, allowing harried repairmen ,to catch up on jobs that require long hours of work. Mann said the usual prob- lems occur when a weak point in a particular system is pushed past the breaking point by over-use. The major problems are with electric fans, which ei- Iher burn out or are rendered inoperative by faulty bearings and belts. Stress from over- work brings out the "bugs" in units which are designed Lo operate in weather. THREE TO FOUR degrees over the 100 mark can cause a plethora of problems. Compressors can crack or a starting system can go out. The problems, however, arc compounded by customer in- dolence. The air conditioning repair- men-suggested several .meth- ods of reducing chances of failure during the hot, sum- mer days: the system checked out early in the year. airmen Hie filters and make sure they stay clean. the thermostat- tem- perature oji days when.the mercury wjli rise, excessively since '.the, .unit cannot handle the lower temperatures effectively anyway. care of small prob- lems before they become ma- jor problems. sure that are not left open. By JIM BARLOW HUNTSV1LLE, Tex. (AP) Wilh the armed siege drag- ging into a second exhausting week, prison officials consider today a proposal to let three armed convicls escape with- four of .their 13 hostages. Holed up in the third floor prison library, convict leader Fred -Gomez Carrasco. 'set. d e a d 1 ioi e s Wednesday for bombing his hostages if his demands were not met. He then" let the deadlines expire without incident. Kathy daughter of hostage Novella Pollard, told newsmen that Carrasco's lat- est counter offer to authorities was to let him, his two'con- vict-partners and four hos- tages leave by unspecified ve- hicle, using the other nine hos- lages The nine .hostages -would "move to a safe place" .once -the- other the .vehicle, Miss Pollard said. Prison spokesman Bpri Tay- lor told newsmen .Wednesday night that "transportation will be the first order of business" when talks were resumed to- day. He confirmed Miss Pol- lard's statements. Taylor was asked at- one point if Carraseo would be. brought out the front.or.back entrance of the prison. lie re- plied, "I do not Know if-they'll be going outside." The most dramatic incident Wednesday occurred about p.m. when Carrasco tele- phoned prison officials and an-. grily told ;thcm he would blow. up two hostages with one of three bombs he claims to have' fashioned.. At that .-.moment two, hos-: ;the_.; Key. _.J p.s e p h' teacher Ron wereysitting in the library 'doorway "and a c'y- lindrical of a The '-arid went. Immediately 'b'e'fpTe'ithat threat, Texas-Department of Corrections ''director1 telle had: "delivered. 'a; written statement outlin- ing foiir options previously re- layed to Hie rebel convict. One was that to withdraw a complaint-against h i s '-ml e :Hosa in for the safe return orall hostages oBtaihing'.th'ej numbers' o sonnel; required .volunteer; report '.b'ut' it ekpmsed doubts .the '.'generally 'Vdeteiiftf ouality pfcWU-. 't'erit yeafs'as measiired school dualibh-'a'niyfie Armed Forces "fs. It-'saiti' fhe' -proportion of ;fe- cnu'ts general education 'development stead of high schobl diplomas: increased .snarply 'in _1974, averaging1 9 '-per cent for the first half of. that year.' The committee 'said concerned about 'the assign- ment of agencies ;and: es- -.wlien "i '.Uie" agencies reimburse the Defense1: r. tlte bf-win-reimbursaK.' f- report 'the .Sisrte De- almq'st; air.'enlisted r (TmbSssies'. ctsr tomarijyr have Tnarine guard Others, according the ..PPrt, .were .House and f? Smic ;E n'e r gycCbmtiussion, learned day afternoon from Miss Pol- lard that Rosa Carraseo, her whereabouts still unknown, had been charged with.provid-: ing her husband, a -pistol. Estelle also repeated his of- worldwide tele- vision .-co verage upon Can-as- co's surrender and the same coverage for the safe return of all.hbslages. i The read by Tay- lor stated: "to and final dc-: mands of transportation plus four hostages, it is acceptable after the release of all the oth- er hostages." The report cilJea- oin t, fense DeparrnienJ ''to- tighten trol over tlie assignment of m i 1 i t a r.y personnel buliidi their. regular, diitieg. '-5: U.S. DIPARTMEHT Of Mitiml WMIXr Hrvk> ABILENE AND VICNITT lus) Ihrouqh Frldoy wIlfTa slW.I of lat ttmlijM Friday. A HHfc cooler- Frtfay. to 15 High todov In mid )K' Low lonlgtit neor 70. Hloh- Frldov ProMblllty a rahi X cent 30 ptr cent Friday- High and tow far M hevn ending. fl.m.-: 93 and 72. Hlgti.cnd low same date.Ust ond sunrisf today: tanlghf: sunrise tomxrw. t-.M. Rain Given By JOE DACY II Kcporter-Nevvs Staff Writer Another chance of rain and cooler temperatures are cx- pecled through Friday, fore- casters, at Ihe National Weath- er Service said Thursday morning. Weatherman Darrell. Craw- ford said another small trough of low pressure is stirring up Ihe weather patterns in West Texas, creating a 20 per cent chance of rain Thursday night and a 30 per cent .chance on Friday. Although' Dark, low clouds hung over Ihe city Thursday morning, Crawford said Key Cily residents will have to wait unlil lale Thursday night to see .if the trough can coax moisture from, the skies. CRAWFORD ALSO released t h e weather summary for July, which -shows that Abi- lene got exactly as much vain through July, 1971, as it did tliis year: S.86 inches. Crawford said he hoped his- tory would repeat be- cause in August of 1971 a rish of showers dropped 0.92 inches of rain on the city. But hope for drought-strick- en West Texas .cropped up in another statistic for July of 1974: almost normal rain fall due to a last-of-thc-iHOnth downpour of 1.28 inches. T 11 e s d a y 's drenching in- .creased the July, accumulation to 2.20, just .14 inch short of normal. Normal for the year is 14.46. .Despite a laic July.: heat wave, temperatures were also about normal, .Crawford said. THE AVERAGE temperature was 84.4; July, 1973', S1.2 degrees. The average high tempera- lure was 96.7, slightly above the normal of 95.3 and well above 1973's 91.8. The average low was 72.0, comparable, to 72.4. normal and 70.6 average last year. The highest temperature': was a 105 on tlie 23rd; the lowest, a 66 on Ihe 5th and the only record broken was on the 25th-when an 81-degree cracked fortfie highest jninimnin tempera- ture'.' Average wind; speed .-was 12.1 .'mph, slightly higher-than 10.8'in 1973.; HOURS OF; S U N LI G R 'i showed a- marked increas over last from per cent) ;to said.' If this trend toward.normal- cy catches hoi August weather'shouM see 2.05 incbei of. .rain, high .-temperature; near; 95, low temperatures near However, August also hold} the highest temperature on record, a 111 in 1943. Trial Idea Loses Steam Views of Women Priests Voiced The recent ordination of 11 women as Episcopal priests has raised consider- able consternation in Ihe church. Two local ministers give their opinions on the issue. Pg. 11A. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 13C Bridqe 6C Business Mirror BA Business Notes UC Classified.........___ 8-13C Comics ........'.........7C Fditorfols 4A Horoscope 6C Hospital Patients 3A Obituaries -4B Spoils'.............'. 1.2C To Your Good HecMlh......3C TV Loq................ 13C TV Scout 13C Women's News 2.3B By JIM ADAMS Associated Press Wriler WASHINGTON (A P) Cloakroom talk of President iNixon's asking for House im- peachment so he. could gel a quick Senate trial shows how badly some House Republi- cans seeking rc-eleclipn want .to avoid taking a stand oil im- peachment. The idea had been around Ihc House Ttepublicnn cloak- room for mohlhs and was passed 011 lo Nixon aide Dean Burch Ihis week afler a num- ber of Republicans reportedly seized on it as a rcnl possibili- ty. The While House ilsclf be- gan taking inlerest in Ihc idea Tuesday night as one possible way of speeding up a decision on the President's fate, a Nix- on adviser said. The White House interest AP News Analysis was disclosed- by presidential, speechwriter Palrick J. Buch- anan, who said "if there's a chance o( winning, m House, we ought to fight it out in Hie House." But ho added lhat "none-of us wauls to see House Republicans put in a very difficult position, particu- larly if the likelihood is not very great lhat we would pre- vail." Afler the disclosure, the idea was widely denounced by House Republicans as a politi- cal cop-out. And hours later a Nixon aiilc said Ihe White House in- lores! was cooling off. He said further consultation found llial a Nixon request for impeach- ment probably would not speed the process after ail- Before it became a public issue on Wednesday, however, some Republicans freely dis- cussed the idea as a possible way to soften Ihe damage of a House impeachment vole both lo the President and lo their own re-election campaigns. As a Republican aide ex- plained it, both the politically lorn candidates and Nixon could say after a House in- pcaclnnent vote that it was .meaningless because Ihe Pres- ident had askccl for it. The idea reportedly was put lo the White House by Hepub- lican Heps.. Sam Stciger of Arizona and Charles S. Gubser nf California as a way to sof- ten Ihe irnpacl of a landslide House impeachment, vote. Tt Washington Post has. quoted a different White House aide as saying the two congressmen (old Burch that Nixo" could expect fewer than IOC oi Uie 435 House voles to be against impeachment. Sleiger refused lo comment on the Post story. Gubser con; finned part of it, saying that although some Republicans wanted the Nixon move as a way lo lake them oil the hook on impeachment he proposed il only as a way to speed up the process. After the fact it became hard to determine how many House Republicans had seri- ously proposed that Nixon ask for his own Impeachment. But no one denied there had been such talk. Impeachment .presents many Republicans irith cm cial 'conflicts. One is constienci against constituents' desires. Republican voters in sp'mf districts are vocally threaten- ing to throw out House member' who .tmru against the -President, regard less 'of how his conscience tells'him to vote. Conversely the popular sentiment in manj areas is that Nixon should bi impeached regardlesso whether the local congress man thinks the evidence wai rants it. Several of flie sevea Hous Judiciary Republicans Impeachment fount they were faced with anothe conflict. That was between re action of the general pnbli< favoring impeachment iix that of Republican workers who oppose impeach ;