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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1976, Abilene, Texas Coming sunday inside pro Golf Tom Kite goes All the Way inside from what its like to be at the top to pressures on individual participants and their marriages. Sports editor Bob Lapham talked at length with Kite last week and an in depth interview in sundays sports Section is the result. Far far away the problems of americans in mexican jails seem far away to most people until someone close to Home is involved. Abile Nian Marla Hornbaker a brother Jack Wheeler and his Fiancee Myra Baker have been imprisoned since last september. By Glenn Karisch in the living Section. Gift of sound school will be different for kor Rey Killam this year. This year he can hear by Judy reporter ileitis Quot without or with offence to friends or foes we sketch your world exactly As it ,38 pages in 4 sections Abilene Texas saturday morning August 7, 1976 a a 20 cents Senate Bill provides income tax freeze tax Bill provisions briefly Washington a the Senate passed a Bill Friday night that freezes income taxes and makes billions of dollars Worth of changes in the taxation of businesses and investors. The measure which has something for just about everybody was approved 49 to 22. It goes later this month to a Compromise conference with the House which passed its own tax legislation eight months ago. Scores of differences Between the two measures must be reconciled. Most importantly the Bill would extend through dec. 31, 1977, the individual and business tax cuts enacted last year. They Are Worth about $180 a year ago to a typical $15,000-a-year family of four. The measure debated by the Senate for nearly six weeks Aims to simplify the tax filing process while creating new tax Breaks for College students working parents the elderly and housewives. Despite a fight by a bloc of liberals the Bill carries a Long string of tax advantages for High income investors and businesses. But it would end some abuses of tax shelters and make it More difficult for the wealthy to avoid taxation altogether. The Bill is sharply different from the version passed by the House last year a Senate House conference will have to reconcile the differences later this month. As a whole the House Bill is less generous to High income investors and businesses. The Senate Bill however Aims to provide specific Relief to a parents of College students by allowing a special tax credit for tuition and similar expenses a homeowners by allowing a credit for certain Energy conservation improvements a working parents by simplifying and liberalizing tax benefits to offset the costs of child care expenses. A less generous provision is in the House Bill. A housewives by launching a program that eventually could Lead to federally subsidized pensions for spouses who do not work outside the Home. As far reaching As those provisions Are the Long Senate Battle was fought not Over such benefits but Over tax Breaks for investors and businesses. Sen. Russell b. Long d-la., and a a see Long Back Page this Section err 9 Lime the former students will attend Macedonia Baptist Church sunday morning and eat lunch and have a business meeting at Tab barbeque. This reunion is unique of course because Woodson High school no longer exists and never would have existed if not for racial segregation. A everything was handed Down from Abilene High school to us a a said mrs. Reed. A we got the leftover books leftover desks leftover football uniforms leftover band uniforms. Sometimes our teachers used their own Money for us to go to things. But we had Good times a the teacher Back then was just about everything Quot mrs. Miller added. A Mother teacher nurse they said Woodson students were involved in a wide assortment of extracurricular activities including interscholastic academic events and sports. And they said that Black students Are less involved in extracurricular things in Abilene schools today. The old building at North 9th and Plum housed elementary Junior High and High school students until 1958, when a new High school building was opened. It served As the elementary school building until the schools were integrated a few years later. The old elementary school building houses head Start and other programs now and the old High school has become Woodson skill Center for vocational education in Abilene Independent school District. R Washington a Here at a glance Are the major provisions of the tax Bill the Senate passed Friday. A would continue an individual tax credit of $35, Cut from taxes paid through dec. 31,1977. A the Standard deduction would be increased and made permanent. A a work Bonus for the working poor would be made permanent. A a College or vocational student or his parents would be allowed to subtract up to $250 a year from taxes owed. A homeowners and businesses could subtract some of the costs of improving weatherproofing replacing electric heat with a heat pump or installing of solar or geothermal heat. A the 12 tables covering to pages from which most taxpayers compute their taxes would be reduced to two pages of tables. A parents would receive a tax credit for part of the Cost of child care needed for them to work. A a simplified retirement credit would begin for the elderly. A a worker could set aside $500-a-year for retirement for his wife if she does not work outside the Home. A a person could deduct As a business expense a portion of the Cost of maintaining his Home Only if the employer provides no office if the Home is used regularly and if the area set aside for business is used exclusively for that purpose. A employers would be allowed tax free treatment of Money paid to finance a group Legal services plan for workers and their families in the same Way that group health insurance is financed. A a to per cent tax credit would be provided for corporations that invest in new or used machinery. A the corporate tax rate would be reduced to Benefit Small business. Senator May a cure 3 filipino doctors climbers endure heat rain Woodson grads a step Back in editors note a group of Mountain a timbers is on its Way to the base of it. Everest hopeful of becoming the second american party to reach its Summit. A writer Jurate Kazickas is accompanying them on their trek through the Himalayas. This dispatch was carried Back to Katmandu by a Friend. By Jurate Kazickas associated press writer Phedis Nepal apr on their Way to the worlds highest Peak the members of the american Bicentennial Everest expedition suffer in silence the rain the stifling i. Heat and the Slippery Rock paths. But the i loathsome leeches have them talking. I As they settled Down for their first two nights on the Trail the climbers compared Leech statistics and stories sympathizing with unofficial High count Winner Arlene Blum of Menlo Park calif., and with Dan Emmett of Santa Monica calif., who dug one out of his shorts. The repulsive creatures Are up to three inches Long with suckers at both ends of their stringy bodies. They attach themselves to human flesh and sate themselves on blood and they cannot be pried off except with a powerful insect repellent or a burning match. T they Are not poisonous or dangerous. A a they re just so Anaesthetic a a complained Frank Morgan a lawyer who lives in Jakarta Indonesia. The climbers intend that their american Bicentennial Everest expedition a which they Call simply Abee a will become the second group of americans to conquer the Mountain. The 140-mile trip to Everest base Camp which will take about three weeks started out by bus in the nepalese capital of Katmandu. The first Day out on the Trail was a test. The morning heat made hearts Pound As climbers trudged up the Rocky narrow Steep paths. The Monsoon rain in the afternoon slicked the trails so that even the most nimble footed hikers fell. I never Felt so miserable in my life Quot said the expedition Leader Phil Trimble of Washington. A i thought i was going to get sunstroke. My legs Hurt. I had stomach problems. It have been by mid afternoon the colourful group of 12 climbers two wives two girlfriends two friends 20 Sherpa the tribesmen who traditionally guide Everest expedit see cumbers Back Page this Section tragic wreckage three children were killed and 32 persons injured some seriously when a school bus taking children from Neola Iowa on a swimming excursion to Avoca 22 Miles away crashed Over a Bridge railing Friday afternoon. The bus Driver mrs. Carolyn Jeannette James 39, was listed in guarded condition at a Council Bluffs Hospital. A wire photo hotel Windsor. They came Here from nine states. Woodson classes of 1945 and 1946 Are the reunion hosts. Hazel Reed Johnnie Miller Dorothy Wiseman and others of the reunion committee have been organizing it since last october. At the old school building at North 9th and Plum Friday the three women and Janie Williams a 1949 graduate made a nostalgic visit to their first Grade classroom. A which one of you was the meanest Quot asked the janitor smiling As he opened the door. A she was a they replied each pointing at one of the others. A when we first got involved with this we were very pleased with it Quot said mrs. Miller later. A then we got More emotionally involved and now we Don t know w hat to do with ourselves. Its 30 years. There Are some we Haven to seen since that the class of �?T45 had 14 graduates and the class of 46 had 32 graduates. A breakfast at 8 . Saturday is the opening event with . Stafford of Abilene retired Woodson High school principal welcoming the former students. Mrs. Stafford history teacher at the school for Many years will be the main speaker at a 7 . Saturday banquet in the hotels Walnut room. A to . Tour of Abilene a i . Luncheon and social hour and an 8 . Dance will round out saturdays events. Lit j by Bob Campbell staff writer a school reunion is an emotional thing no matter what happens to a person in later life his or her High school Days re main important and nothing brings that Home like the reunion this weekend is such a time for graduates of the old Woodson High school who Are having their first reunion Ever at the to a h Ott i Aas -a.wi.vl. Re political heat s on while Ronald Reagan and his designated running mate Richard Schweicker go Delegate Hunting president Ford begins a confidential background Check of potential running mates. Pm. 3a. Complete weather pm. 2a a Littie Leary never blame a waiter for bad just uni the table h#orfline.48 living.1-58 markets.6-8c obituaries 3d Oil .6.7a today in history.58 to log.58 to scout.58 amusements.48 Ann landers.28 astrograph.38 iridge.88 Church news 10,11a clossified.4-9d comics.6,78 or. editorials.4a form.3d rain mourning with her sister at left Mildred Litton joins her husband in walking to the Church in Chillicothe mo., for the funeral of their son rep. Jerry Litton and his family Friday. Rep. Litton his wife and two children died tuesday in a plane crash shortly after Litton took the Lead and won the democratic party nomination for . Senator from Missouri. Story pm. 5a. A wire photo by Gary Morton staff writer he May not be a doctor but three filipino physicians in the big country weren to arguing with sen. Lloyd Bentsen a cure Friday. Two private Bills introduced to the us Senate by Bentsen and passed late thursday night would give permanent resident visas to the three foreign doctors. They Are drs. Antonio and Lesley Serrano of Aspermont and or. Laurence Gayao of Baird. Also included in the Bills Are the serranos son Kenneth Neil and or. Gayao a wife and daughter Loraine. Now the Bills go to the House of representatives for consideration. . Rep. Omar Burleson of Anson whose District includes both Aspermont and Baird said Friday he will speak with members of the immigration and naturalization subcommittee of the House judiciary committee to try to help Speed the Bills through. However he said he was unsure when the Bills might be considered. There Are a Large number of a private Bills Quot pending before the committee he said and Burleson said he was unsure when the committee could hear them. And the congressional recess for the Republican National convention is approaching fast. 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