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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT i YEAR, NO. 51' PHONE 673-4271' ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 7, PAGES'IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Aaocimted pf'itt W By BLUE RUCKEB Fan Mail Pours In With Elvis Requests .Q. 'Could .me -arid my sisters meet Elvis Presley when 'he' comes iq Abi- lene? You've arranged meetings with celebrities for other people. Vic have a special reason. Elyls worked for a f urni-. lure company as a track driver before he became famous. That company was owned by our uncle and his brolher. Our aunt told us Elvis has gone boat- ing with our cousin. Of course this may have been several years ago. it would mean a great deal to us to meet Mr. Presley and relate ibis lo him. Please do all YOU can. fl. My husband Is Elvis Presley's greatest fan. He has every record Elvis ever made.. He'd never admit it; he's pretty cool and collected, but more (han anything in the world he'd like to meet Elvis In person. Can you help me ar- range something? It you'd do me this one Javor I'd be indebted to you for life. Ever since I was. six years old I've just been' wild about Elvis Presley. I would ]ust nearly give anything. be able lo meet him. have a couple of friends I'll bring with me. Q. I'm one of four sisters who are dying (o meet Elvis. There is NO way that we are going to miss (hat concert. Could the four of us, or. three of us or of us, meet with Elvis say 'for din- ner? Or backstage' for a handshake, a kiss or ANYTHING? P. S. I know two girls who would love to dance on stage with him. They're fanlasllc. Q. You usually pull through In a situa- tion like this, sec what you can do about my friend and I meeting Elvis when he i his records. Q. This isn't the first letter or the last thai you'll receive requesting help in meeting Ehis hut you won't receive one that is more heartfelt than Ibis one. 1 consider myself lo be his greatest fan' of all' times. -The first record album I owned was (he first one he recorded. I've never ceased to adore him through- out all these years. One of (he boys I dated in high school nicknamed me "Too Much" because I loved (hat. song recorded by Elvis so much. I also dated a hoy who could have passed for Elvis' twin. f I will definitely be In the ;autlience'. The closer I can get (o him, the happier I'll be. P. S. I had been, scheduled (o have surgery around the first of October but I plan to postpone it until after Elvis is here. c v Q. I know you'll- with requests for interviews but 'i just have to ask. Is it possibW'he could autograph my oldest article is 20. years when Elvis was only 19. I "he'would enjoy seeing' it. 0. Elvis is coming! Please, is there anyway to get an Introduction or just a close look? Anylhlng's better than noth- ing! Q. Wow! Could I please meet Elvis Presley backstage? Oh please! Me and my slslcrj loo. Q. Tin too excited to do anything. You see I've been a fan of Elvis Jor my entire life. I never miss a show and I love all his songs. -I even had his "Hawaiian Wedding Song" sung at my wedding. The most exciting thing in the world (o me would be to meet Efvls in person. Could you possibly arrange it? A. The most esiciling day in the world for Action Line will be when the Elvis letters cease and we can get back to work. Please stop! Elvis RARELY grants interviews. His hooker says, "He NEVER docs." Anyhow, we could never choose one from all who've asked and 'if everyone who wrote gol an interview, it wouldn't he very personal. Wore like a mob Please. Please. Have mercy. Action Line can arrange no interviews great Presley. Tex- as Jacobsen "to-- day pleaded guilty to'a charge ol bribing his one-lime friend John B. Connally wiln. in milk money. In return, the Watergate special prosecution force agreed to drop the govern- ment's seven-count indictment in an unre- lated savings and loan scandal in San Angelo, Tex., and to bring no further charges. against Jacobsen concerning already uncovered by the prosecutors., Jacobsen was indicted last week-at the saine lime that Connally was named in a five- count -indictment charging bribery', perjury and a con- spiracy to .obstruct justice. Connally is scheduled to enter his plea on Friday and has said he'is innocent. Jacobsen promised prosecu- tors to testify-truthfully, at a trial if called as a witness, lie is expected to be the. Water- gate prosecutor's star witness the anticipated, trial of Con: nally, a former Secretary .of Hie Treasury and one-time governor of Texas. Jacobsen said, in pleading before U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr., that he had given Connally two behalf o( his cli- ent, Associated Milk' Produ- cers Inc., the nation's largest dairy cooperative. The money allegedly was given lo Connally in return for his help in persuading Presi- dent Nixon lo raise federal milk price .supports in March 1971: Jacobsen, once a close airte lo Ihe late President Lyndon B. Johnson, wore a grey, pin- slrfped suit and spoke in a soft voice as he appeared before the judge. 1 Hart asked him how he pleaded. "I plead guilty, Your Jacobsen responded. Hart then asked Jacobsen if he had in fact paid Connally [he as charged in the indictment. "Yes, Jacob- sen said; his voice barely au- dible. In response lo other ques- tions by Hart Jacobsen denied that his guilty plea bad been induced by any'promise of a light penalty, any other promises except those con- tained in a letter of .'under- standing.' from. Deputy Special Prosecutor Henry S. Ruth Jr. -That essentially a deal to drop Texas sayings and. loan1 case; and' possible perjury- prosecution in return for guilty plea and testimony against Connally, was dated more than" two months ago, on Although sources had said weeks ago that .Jacobsen had tentatively agreed such a deal, it was not confirmed .officially .until- Jacobsen ac- tually entered his plea and the letter was released today. Jacobsen, of Austin, Tex., faces, a maximum possible sentence of two years in pris- on and a fine on lo- day's plea. He.-also is almost certain to lose his license ,10 practice law. Skies Over Area In C130 Simulator Navy Ensign Jane 24, works the.controls of a C130 Hercules flight simulator at Little Rock AFB, Ark.-On she became.the first woman C130 pilot in the Story, Damp-looking clouds stilt flirted, with1 area Wednesday., morning "but-'.for the most part', the rain-seems to be over. The National .Weather S'eryi ice is, predicting parity cloudy skies: and ,temperatures back in Hie 80s Wednesday and into the 90s Thursday. The final rainfall .total for trie past two-days in Abiiene j's 1.4G with most of. the welcome WEATHER U.S .DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notarial Weather Service (WMtPrcr Mop, Pg. 3AJ. ABILENE AND VICINITY cloudy and liltTe warmer trough Thursday. Sotrtficoslerly wfnds 1 B-12 mph decreasing lonfgtit. Hfgh "lo- doy mld-SCs, low -tenlghi, upper tXs, high .Thursday losvcr 50s. High and lov; lor hours ending 9, a.m.: 80 and 65. High and low same dafe last yea1.: 94 arid 74. Sunnse today: survsel lomght: sunrise tomorrow: First Buys Drive-In Bank Property By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant'Editor Kirsrsiate Bank of Abilene has ...purcliaseil most, of the block south of its building as site for a new inplor bank to be erected this tali. John Stale president, -announced the -pro- ject-Wednesday" morning, lie said the expansion is the larg- est since the bank built in 19GO its four-story quarters at South. -ilh between Qak and Chestnut. Cost will be "a mini- mum of he said. The new motor bank, which -NEWS IN0I -Amusernenls 6C Bridge 5C Business 5C Classified 9-13C Comics..............-i... 8C Editorials 4A Horoscope..........'..... 4B Hospital Palienls 3A Obiluarics I3C Sporls 1-4C To Your Good HEollh......7C TV. Loq 6C TV Seoul ;............6C Women's News......... will be connected-to the bank proper by an underground pneumatic tube be ore of Ihe' new Dlebold "Visual Auto Teller" system. IT WILL have 12 laid out in front of a central installation housing tellers. Tellers and customers mil have visual contact and pri- vate customer-to-leller elec- Ironic communications. Transactions will be made through electronically operat- ed pneumatic tubes. The 12 stations will have service capacity of more than 700 ulolor customers per hour, Wright said. In addition, two walk-iii win- 1 dows will be provided lor pe- destrian customers. The bank has purchased all but two sites in the block that is bounded by Chestnut and Oak and South 5th and 6th, Wright said. The two sites not purchased are the Salvation Array headquarters on the southwest corner of tlic at South 6lh and Chestnut, and the Shook Tire Co. location on, the northeast corner of the block, at South 5th and Oak. THE BANK already owiied, and uses as a parking lot for its employes, a portion of the block along South 5th and Chestnut, Wright said. Pur- chase of other property has been negotiated over a pe- riod of months. The bank gave no breakdown on prices paid for the various lots. Tenants of buildings includ- ed in the purchase were given 45-day notices about a month ago. One of the firms, Modern Food Market, lias already nioved. Several other smalj businesses, are involved. AVork on the project is ex- pected-to begin in the first week of September and should be completed in .from 90. to 120 days. The firm.of Boonc and Pope is architect and engineer for the project. Rose Sons Inc. will be contractor. The Dicbold Visual Auto Teller system is designed lo improve customer' service by increasing speed, of, transac- tions and improving teller effi- ciency, Wright said. STATIONS will'be-so. arranged that the..customer will have, easy access no more t h re a di way through narrow curbed pas- Wright said. "With-12 lanes .there should be no waiting in line. And, since all lanes will, face the teller station and be in voice and sight contact, a teller can be serving oiie customer as another is preparing material for Ihe pneumatic'; tube which will- speed deposits .'and re- ceipts from car to office and back inp seconds." Wright said Uie central tell- er station, an office walled with bullet-proof glass located near the northwest comer of .the block, at .South 5th-and Chestnut. AUTO CUSTOMERS' will drive in from Oak and up to one of the 12 stations which will be set up in front of the1 .tellers! "office. Exits will be on 51h and on Chestnut. Each of the customer sta- tions will be a unit 30 inches high which has in reaching distance a carrier for. the pneumatic tube. One features of the system is a "margin .for .error" con- trol..If the customer does not drive close enough lo the unit, the [ellcr can by remote con- trol move the carrier unit sev- cral inches to make it more easily available. The glass-walled carrier tubes be large enough to accommodate passbooks, checks and other materials. Witft completion of the new inolor bank; Wright said, the present five-station drive-in system will. be incorporated into Ihe bank's operational fa- cilities. The new J2-lane motor bank will be (he largest motor bank installation between Fort Worth and El Paso. Nearest in size is a system in San Angelo. wet' stuff falling on Monday. Only ..07. inch..was' received at Municipal. Airport Tues- day, "bringing to- to jiist over lour iiich- es-.beipw normal. The showers ended at ir.rn. the" Weather Service said. The moisture came on the heels of a'front which over (he .VGW.'an'j (he rains" should be around Step'nenv'ilte a forecaster, said. The National Weather Serv- ice reported Tuesday's show- ers as fairly general through- out Abilene but heavier on the south side'of Forecaslers said the he'avl- est rains in the Big Country Monday and 'eariy Tuesday were along a north-south line to Merkel'tp Buffa- lo Gap and Winters.' liainfaU later' in-'lhe day Tuesday was scattered Iliroughout (he area, they re- ported. A.second day of widespread rainfall brought Texans -fur- ther relief today from acute drought in rnany areas -and from protracted summer heat. While a mixture of showers, light rain and: thunderstorms was 'slacking off. across v the northwest half'of other areas welcomed' 'still more moisture. Where If Rained Tues. 2-Day ABILENE day Total Municipal Airport .07 1.46 Total for "Year" io.64 Normal for Year 1-1.95 20-11 Butternut Tr.' 3935 State .10 1.30 Dyess AFB .01 2.49 BAIHD .08 2.23 BHECKENHIDGE Tr.- 1.30 COLEMAN .59 2.10 COLORADO CITY .10 1.-I6 EASTLAND l.'H 2.22 HASKELL .07 !30 KNOX'CJTY Tr. .30 JIKRKEL .1.60 4.00 RANGER Tr. 1.07 ROTAN Tr. 3.70 STAMFORD Tr. .80 SWEETWATEH .80 4.40 Minority DroDout Rate Doubles Whites Ill) W w VrW W By .TOR DACY II 7J, willi a total enrollment of Ihe number, of dropouts. A dropout report issued by the Abilene school superintendent Dr. Harold out rales for minority groups were so cent of Mexican-Americans and, 15.4 per lime ago. We would like lo change il, lo dents, twice overall, Whilten said thai M'hilB-sludi'iils. cr.1 ,7 The report also'shows that fully 50 per "Vie he continued, "Ilial this SOJIK STUDENTS, ho said, have been cent of the 431 students who dropped out pattern probably stalled before they drop separated from m i d d 1 c -c 1 a s s society fcrtmi last year did so in the 9th and 10th grades. -out." wliich, in some instances, leads to disen- 'Scliool otlicials say that overall chantmenl with the entire system. -j, dropfrtrt for seven sprnnriary HE SUGGESTED that a fhiM's onrlv A rpsiiMarr l.irk nf schools surveyed have remained virtually experiences in school, as far back as first may also have turned away some students Steady throughout a seven-yeSi- period. grade, might havp prc-determinerl the slu- frntn Irnrtilinnnl annripmicK, he said. However, the dropout rates have crept dcnl's intention to leave school after or The report, which Whilten said original- 11 School, and at Franklin and Lincoln .Tu- Former Abilene High School principal vocational training in Ihe Junior high graders probably decided to drop out leaves school for any reason except death FOR ARIMWF, HIOH, Ihe rnto was Iho lonp boforc they liimrd 17 and befuro cntlihlion or coinnlction of i pro highest, of. the seven schools, but- down with school board president C. 0. Whitteii J. from last year at 9.5 per cent, followed by that this group formed Ilic "target area" to anollier school." WnO S rranhliii, 5.8; Cooper, 5.7; Uncpln, (ov notion on the problem. Tlic study "does not include every drop- rrnvr- vft" 3 Jefferson, 1.9; Mann 0.8; Madison, 0.5 Anollier "largct area" was scon in ihat oul lhc commuiiily. Those who never Abilene schools report minority students drop times morn frequently J" SChMl and thOSC fKffSa W I. .dmlnbUon down, from '4.0 in 1972-1973 to 4.5 In 1973- nlcnl, llicy comprised fully one-third of See DROPOUTS, I'g. 2-A, I report, but it's being examined so Ihe rale can be i educed. A t k ;