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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 90THYEAR.NO. 173 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1970-FORTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS lOc DAILY-25c SUNDAY Auociated Preu (ff) Council Grants Lake Oil Lease By JIM CON'LEY Reporter-News Stall Wilier The Abilene City Council granted an oil and gas lease of 160 acres Thursday to Schkadc Bros. Drilling Co. for property on the west side of Lake Fort Phantom. That company's an acre bid was the only one the city re- ceived. Both of the council's oilmen, Mayor J. C. Hunter Jr. and Scott Taliaferro. said the bid was surprisingly low and at first favored rejecting the bid. HOWEVER, CITY Mgr. H. P. Clifton said that he had met with Schkade Bros.' attorney, who said that if the bid were accepted the lease would be included in a drilling contract with other land Schkade Bros, leases." This, said Taliaferro, would make the bid more acceptable "because the city would gain some control ever drilling on the bloc of properties Schkade Bros, leases." In July, Schkade Bros, re- quested permission to drill on land it leases from the cily south of the 160-acre lease. Clifton said an engineer's report on the previously requested lease has been completed. The indication is that oil production possibilities look favorable on the property and the city's permission to drill on UF Goes Over United Fund campaign workers were jubilant Thursday at noon when it was announced that the 1970-71 goo! had not only been reached but was over the top. Tabulation showed a total of received. The goal was and the deadline had been extended a week to reach the goal. Sam Hill, campaign chairman, said, "We realize there are still some cards out which will probably increase the final figure." "I'M VERY HAPPY to announce that we have reached oW goal in the current UF campaign." Hill said. "We [eel that this Is a reflection of the progressive spirit of Abilene and the way the people have always responded to the needs of our community. "I would like to express my appreciation to the campaign team. We started out to have quality leadership in each division and the results prove up this selection." Hill said. "EVERYONE REALIZES there are many items Uiat go to make up a campaign like he said. "Certainly, one of the greatest helps is our publicity media and the way they have Amarillo Firemen Sue City Over Salary Dispute AMARILLO (AP) Amarillo firemen are suing the city be- cause ol a salary dispute which, firemen say, involves channel- ing half of their cost of living pay increase Into a pension fund. Tom Unchurch, attorney for the International Association of Firefighters Local 512, said the firemen wanted to settle the dispute in the courts rather than by a work stoppage. The city is paying Its em- ployes a 6 per cent cost of living increase, but half of the fire- men's 6 per cent Is being di- reeled to their pension fund, Up- church said. Firemen had voted last De- cember to increase their con- tributions to the fund from 6 to 9 per cent and by state law the city is required to match the contribution. The firemen claim they are row being discriminated against because the city Is using half of the cost o[ living pay Increase as their matching contribution to the pension fund. Upchurch filed suil In 47lh Dislrict Court Wednesday. All Indicators Up At 4lh Hour End Induslrials were up 8.42, transportation was up 1.20, and utilities were up 1.09, at the end of fourth hour trading Thursday on the New York Stock Ex- change. The New York Com- posite was up .33. Volume was shares, reported the Abilene olfirc til Schneider, Dcrnet ud Hickman, Inc. Advanced 162 Major Public Public J7J Combined helped us tell the story of the UF needs and the agencies that make up the United Fund. "I especially want to express my appreciation to Walter Johnson, president. When he asked me to take the chairmanship, he pledged me his full support in any area needed. He has never failed to respond to any request, always going the second mile." HILL ALSO SAID lhat "there's another segment of any campaign that is certainly most people who do the giving. In every instance we found the people of Abilene receptive to the appeal of the UF. interested in the welfare of each agency and willing to donate their money in support. "This is but an expression of their appreciation for the fine city in which we Hill concluded. President Waller Johnson said, "We express congratulations to Sam Hill and his entire campaign organization on this tremendous victory. Only by dedicated and conscientious leadership by campaign organization and by a receptive and generous community has this been possible. "EVERY AGENCY now can proceed with full confidence that their support is assured for this coming year." The funds are used to support 21 UF agencies. the land is expected. Glfton said the proposal would come before the council in January. The city has emphasized that It will demand strict control over drilling in the area, part of which is in Seabee Park, to be sure no pollution of the water supply occurs. THE MAYOR said that accepting ihe bid on the 160-acre lease does not give permission for drilling. Cily Ally. Ben Niedeckcn noted that the bid means Ihe city actually will receive half of that an acre as its share of the mineral rights. In other action the council: on second and final reading an ordinance providing for thoroughfare closure being all of the publicly dedicated portion of Cedar Street extend- ing 450 feet north ol Ambler, where Hardin-Simmons Univer- sity is building it president's new home. on second and final reading an ordinance reclassi- fying property at 3126 S. 3rd sity is building its president's to "residential commercial" for operation of a one-chair beauty shop. A resolution authorizing the purchase of a small tract of land at S. Treada- way and S. 27th from Lewis J. Mathews for as part of the South 27th Street project. A street will be constructed through property where Malhews operates a printing company. Tne money is settle- ment for Mathews' building. a resolution approving change orders on construction of the civic center, primarily an additional for carpeting at each entrance- way to the auditorium. IN ANOTHER resolution, the council appointed seven persons to the Board of Building Standards "to determine the suitability of materials and methods of construction in the city. .also (to) take over Ihe duties and hear the cases that are now heard by the Board of Housing Appeals." The seven persons, who will be able to initiate condemnation of substandard buildings without court action, are of particular professions, as specified in Ihe amended city code. They are: James Wheeler, archilcc't; Dr. Charles Meadows, physician; Garnet Gracy, banker; W. R. Kendrick, real estate broker; Dufus Sivlcy, building con- tractor; Boyd Field, home builder; Ihe Rev. T. G. Oliphant, social-welfare worker. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National weather sarvkt (Wtanir Map Pg ABILENE AND VICINITY mill radius) Fair and warm Thursday, cooler Thursday night and Friday. Hiqi Thursday mid 70s. low Thursday right low High Friday a. Winds ncns- westerly IJ To 25 m.p.h. tonight, dimini'sh- foo. Friday. TEMPERATURE! Wed. i-m. Tliun. a.m. ti M 67 71 73 77............. H H 57 t) M M 64