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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO 168 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY 3, 1974 P.AGES IN THREE SECTIO Price 15 Cents HOUSE DOORKEEPER OUSTED 'Fish Bait' Miller after losing vole AP Wirepholo 'Fish Bait' Gets the Hook liam M. "Kish Bait" Miller, known to millions for his booming- Dixie-accenled "Mis- (ah. Spcakah" introduction'of presidents at joint sessions of Congress has lost his .'cam- paign for a new lerin as House doorkeeper. Standing on the House'floor, three rows from Miller made himself'- '.famous during the past.'quarter, centu- by Speakah, the President of the United States." It's a a-year job which also includes supervising .more .than, 300. House employes. Miller, 65, of Pascagbula, Miss., was upset Monday by 'House.Disbm-sing'cici-k'James Mollby, 38, of Buffalo, N.Y., at the organizalional meeting of House Democrats elected lo the Congress that convenes next month. On a1.second, bal- 'lot'.-MollOy.got-ISO-Votes to 77 ,fdr 'Miller .aiid- 32 for -John Mpnahan, .another.House em- ploye. Dcfealcd1 Frankt-.M. Clark, D-Pa.', finished last on the first ballot and-lhus was not in Ihe running on the sec- ond one. who- now- earns a year, has been with the House's finance .uniL for more than five years.' Miller was doorkeeper from 1010 to 1053, and1 regained post in 1855 and had held it without serious challenge..His' Fame came in announcing ar- rival of kings and'' .queens, prime ministers and olher notables coming 'to the House chamber, for'speeches or visits. whether 'his, defeat; was part; of a to- overthrow the merit, Miller replied: "I wouldn't call it an over- throwing. It just-.so happened.. lhat possibly I had served'my- time arid I'm not up with Ihe- new .regime. ..Maybe I. don't- part my hajr-right or by Caucus By EDMOND LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON Hoiisg'Deniocralic caucus vot- ed today to increase the mem- bership, of. the Ways and Committee from 25 lo the possibility of a liberal majority on the hither- to, conservative tax-writing group. The was by voice vote, It is'subject to ratifica- lion by the House'ilself in Jan- uary, but adoption by the Democrats, who have a more .than two to one majority, ap- parently was .decisive. This was the. second blow in two days to the prerogatives of the committee, headed by Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. The caucus Monday stripped the Democratic contingent of Ways and Means of its role as nominator of. other members for committee assignments. Rep. Charles A. Vanik, D-Ohio, a Ways and Means member and author of the Sale of 2 Million Ounces of Gold Set WASHINGTON (-AP) United States will sell two mil- lion ounces of gold, valued officially at ?M.4 million, from its government-held gold .re- serves, Treasury Secretary William E. Simon said today. Simon "also said the govern- ment" will not ask for a post- ponement of the right. -for Americans to buy. gold after 31. Slightly Warmer Weather Seen Forecasters at tlie National Weather Service said Tuesday. that, a gradual -warming trend since the passage of a cold front will continue for several days. Although Tuesday 'iriorninr; -the fpur.th .day in a' row; 'of. 'subfreezing low lem- 'steadily The h'igV, Monday was 51; Sunday, Saturday, 38. THIS COMPARES with lows of 29. on 27 on1' Mon- day, '19; on Sunday and 18 on Saturday. 'Forecasters' said '.the high 'temperatures should .reach into' the'i mid-.50s Tuesday and low .60s Wednesday as the .wirminsr trend continues be- neath clear of partly cloudy skies, aided by. a southerly wind flow. But the mornings should continue lo be cold, at least in the ,30s. The temperature' dropped below freezing to 31 degrees at It p.m. Monday and. stayed that, way until 8 a.m. Tuesday1 when il inched upward to 33 degrees. He said the government gold will be sold at a public auction on Jan. 6 and that sales would be in quantities of 400-oz bars. The General Services Ad- ministration'will issue formal invitations for bids in days, Simon said. The secretary also disclosed in testimony before the House Banking and Currency sub- committee that (he govern- ment mil consider selling' ad- ditional gold in the future, al- though probably in smaller amounts. Simon made clear the Jan. 6 sale of gold is. directly con- nected to ihe decision of Con- gress to permit Americans to own gold, ending a 41-year-old ban on the private.ownership of the precious metal.. He said that if the govern- ment did not sell.some of its an increase in gold im- ports would required lo meet speculative, and industri- 'al "This additional important demand would tend lo lower Ihe value of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies and would thus lend to in- crease the dollar prices of the goods we import and of the types of Simon said. The sale of 2 million ounces will be only a small portion of the. official U.S. gold supply of 276 million ounces. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolrenol Wmther Service (Wu.thcr MJP, PQ. 3M. ABILENE AND VICINITY (lO-mlle ratlins) lo partly cloudy.and a IMIle vrcrmer today through Wednesday. Southerly winds 5 to 10-mph Increasing Wednesday. High ttlls aftr-rnnan In mid-IDs. LOJI 1'onlqh] Iri'midOOs. High Wednesday In law 60s. High and low for 24 hours ending 9 p.m.: 5t and High anu low same date Mst year: S3 and 41. Sunrise .today: sunset tonight: Sunrise lomorrow: amendment, told .newsmen, "This is the. Iriost significant change affecting Ways and Means. II'will have real im- pact.on legislation." He said there were no audi- ble "no" votes. The action continued the drive by Democratic-liberals to make major power, changes within the dominant party, be- gun Monday the election of a liberal activist lo head the caucus. The caucus voted Monday 146 to' 122 to strip the Demo- cratic contingent of Ways and Means of its power to assign party members to other com- mittees. Assignments now will be made by the Democratic Steering Committee. That pan- el is composed half of the House leaders and their ap- "pointees and half chosen re- gionally by the caucus mem- bership. The decision was a blow to Mills, chairman of Ihe Ways and Means Committee. The A r k a n's a s Democrat burst again into the news over the weekend with a public renewal of his friendship with a strip- per who plunged into the Washington Tidal Basin In Oc- tober after a late-night party willi Mills arid others. Backers of the change said move was set and votes lined up. before Mills appeared on stage with the stripper at a Boston night club over-the weekend. Rep. Phillip Burton fornia was elected, 'caucus chairman to 111 over B.F. Sisk, also of Califor- nia. Sisk, who had cam-' puigned for .party.-imily, said .he will work with Burton but fears'the election' might be sceii as a sign Congress be "flying off into the wild blue yonder." But Burton proclaimed, "Ttie winds of change.have reached the House." The prior caucus chairman was -Rep. Olin E. Teaguc, D-Tex., whose lenn in that post expires with Ihe present The meetings Monday of the Democratic caucus and the conference were the first such sessions under new roles that provide for or- ganizing Congress before r it convenes next month. Eagles7 Stewart Wins Line Award By ART L.UVLER Renoi-ter-News Sports Writer Steve Slewarl, a relatively small, 5-li; 180-pound offen- sive tackle for the' Abilene Ea- gles, was named Tuesday as recipient of-the Ex- change Club's annual Lineman of the Year Award for Abilene High...--' Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed L. Stewart of 133Q S. San Jose, was the I7tfi Eagle [o be named for the award which was first given away in .1957. Stewart 'follows last year's winner, Lewis a lackle-center on Ihe 1973 Ea- gle squad. THE ANNUAL award hon- ors-the Abilene High sludenl- athlote who best fulfills Ihg qualifications of c o n s c i e n- liousness, dependability, cn- Ihusiasm, improvement, sportsmanship, ability and performance. .Sten-ail was an honorable mention pick on tlie1 1974 5- AAAA All-District to o t b a 11 team and lettered two years for Hie Warbirds. He was known more for his AmusernerUs 2B 8A- Business Mirror 5A -4-8C Comics '3C Editorials 4 A' Horoscope 6A 3A Obituaries'--. 2A Sports 1-2C To Your Gocd Health TV Log......................... 2B TV 2B -News 46 letters: Ask Goodfellows Help SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS i Abilene re- ceived 46 'letters requesting food.-clothe's and toys-Tuesday while another 17. leUers.Mon- day afternoon and Tuesday contained conlribulions totall- ing 'The conlfibulions'lipped.the total for the annual drive so far TWO YOUNG girls 'from large families made requests for their brothers and sisters over Ihe holidays. One wrote: "I have two sis- ters and five brothers .Our falher is not working much. He hurt his back while on the job we would like some food and winter clothes." If you can't we., wish you all a Merry Chrislmas .and Happy New Year." Another girl asked for some food, clothes and toys for her nine brothers and sisters ages one through 17. "There are ten childen, counting me the she wrote. am 19 years old and can't help my mother, cause I ani going, lo have an operation be- cause I have a bump in one of my breasts and it will cost loo much for an operation to help my. mother." Persons wishing to conlrib- ute to the Goodfellows cam- paign and those wishing to re- port needs of a family .or intli- Renters Don't 'Pay' Property Tax By ELLIE RUCKER Q. We are having a heated discus- sion and wonder if Action Line would be iiterested. About personal property lax on cars, they (ell us at the tax office If 3 person is not a legal resident Uw stale of he can get out of taxi I've heard thai renters dom't iave to pay H bnt I've heard they We to faww wtat cMstitates a legal resMnt .ktw tong yon have Hve. here to be a legal resl- If a persom lives here bul Is eienpt pajtng property tax, what able does he pay It or does he let It completely? A. Your questions are more complicated than they. seem. First, there are two forms of ad valorem (property) taxes, one on real property (land and buildings) and one on personal 'property (such as Anyone, whether a legal resident or not, who owns real in the city on Jin. of Ihe taxable year must pay the lax on that' property. Renters would not pay a tax on the property they except that the owner obviously'must charge enough rent to include payment of Ihe tax. .The owner actually pays it, However. Renlcrs, if legal residents of the city, would pay a tax on their cars. Second, a legal resident is someone who claims this'cily as his residence and voles here. He may or may not own a home or other property. There is no procedure a person goes through to establish residen- cy. Generally, courts base their residency judgments on one or all of the above. Exempt from the personal property lax (on cars, ele.yare out-of-cily students and military personnel here on military or- ders.' The Soldiers and Sailors Act ex- empts military personnel who are not resi- dents of a particular state from personal property (not real property) lax in that' state even though they may be Uvuig there on military orders. The exemption is not automatic though, says Assl. CHy Attorney Marvel Cargill. If an Air Force person registers his car here he is placed on a tax roll. If he feels he's exempt (or she) must show the tax people why he should be exempted. State law says a person is supposed lo register his automobile in Ihe. county of his res'ide'nce. Some military personnel are encouraged to register in the lown they're residing at the moment, for con- sake. Even though the car is registered here, automobile tax would not necessarily be paid here but should be paid in his home state, v Example: You have a boy who grew up' in Abilene who is transferred to Florida. He cars in "Abilene, votes in .Abilene, intends (o return to Abilene. He would .be taxable here. Remember, all tax .exemptions have to be claimed. They are rot automatic. Once a person's name gels on the tax roll, he is presumed to be a resident until he can show otherwise. Q. ta Cnrtral Texas we raited Sislerdate aid Sisters aod a creek Creek. We're cu- sister ft was'tkit .was.stMUriMK. A. -The sisters are mountains and brooks. Twin Sisters in Blanco Counly was named for two similar peaks in a chain of nearby hills. Sisterdalc in Kendall County was named for Sister Creek'which is formed by iwo brooks called The Sisters. There's a Sister Grove Creek in Grayson County but nobody has conic up wilh a theory on that name origin. Q. How many limes can a person get married according (o the stale of Texas? If J-OP marry more limes than the law permits, are JOB legally mar- ried? A. liow many times have you been mar- ried? This sounds interesting. It'll lake more than 19 .to set a record and many more than that to.break a law. In fact, as long as you can find somebody who'll marry you, you can go on forever. If Ihe divorces are legal, the marriages are too. But goodness, planning all those weddings would be tiring. Address qnestifiK Aelloi Lise, Box 31, AblkM, 7HW. Names will Mt be used bat qaestlais mist he slgved awl addresses given. Please li- chide telephone numbers If possible. vidual may write Goodfellows, Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79604. Latest Contributions in- clude: Waller 7. Jarrelt 15.00 Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Eddins 10.00 In memory of Paul McCarty from Mr. and Mrs. Cal L. Young 10.00 Dr. anil Mrs. Ed Dressen 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bob Stricklin 10.00 In memory of our mother, Mrs. J.Q. Ward, Aspcrmont, from Mr. and Mrs. John P. Ward, San Angelo 2.00 Mrs. Juanila Frost 50.00 3Ir. and Mrs. H. L. Skinner 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Osborne in lieu of Christmas cards 10.00 The Anson Club 5.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mr. and vMs. J. E. Tanner 15.00 In memory of Mrs. Henry Morrison, ST. from Mrs, Mercedes Shipman 7.50 Mr. and Utrs. W. K. Miller 10.00 Anonymous 11.00 Westminster Class of First Central Presbyterian Church 23.00 Fellowship and Ambassador Sunday School classes of Elmcrest Baptist Church 21.50 Total Previously Acknowledged Total to Date GOAI> STEVE STEWART Exchange Club boioree quiet leadership than as a hol- ler-guy; but Charles Scarbor- ough, who presented the award at the noon luncheon at the Abilene Country Club, said, "Steve very much fulfills the five qualiffcalions -lor the award." Slewart was given much -of the credit for the Eagles' im- proved offensive showing, 'dur- inrr Ih'e 1974 season. TIIE PREVIOUS 16 winners of the award include: 1973 Lewis' Clemmer, tac- kle, center 1972 Olen Frazier, nose- guard 1971 Randall Cobb, tackle 1970 .Victor Callison, lac- We 1969 Dicky Childers, tac- kle 1968 Angel Aguirre, guard 1967 Kerry Frazier, guard, defensive lackle 1966 David Richardson, linebacker 1965 Ronnie Berrington, center 1964 Eddie Terbush, line- backer 1963 Mike Ruth, tackle 1962 Hugh Lankford. end 1961 Gary Williams, guard J960 _ Paul Tidwell, guard 1959 David Parks, end 1953 Dan Hughes, guard 1957 John Young, guard MM H hi YOUR FAMILY WEEKENDER Wut U Tbwi.-3kM P. 3 (ISWwdi BIG SHOPPERS httttifCMitT SHOP ADS CASH OMIT (No phone KdefS. Pleiu) G ;