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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR'WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH WO PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 5, PAGES IN FIVE SKCTIONS Price 15 Cents Aaocfated Prtsi (IP) MONEY TO TAKE FAMILY HOME 1 i Eslcr Leon has- mystery benefactor Doesn't Under stndt Biit She Thanks Strangers ,'Xf Wirtptott SAN ANGELO, Tex, (AP) Javier Leon sh'bnld never have been in-the United States, lie slipped across, the border from Mexico illegally lo earn mon- ey for overwhelming medical bills from. Ihe long and falal illness of his 14-year-old (laughter, eldest of his seven children, Two months' laler Icon, 37, was involved in an auto crash that left him in a coma. His Eslcr, notified of the accident came to San An- from their home in Cana- da cle Carachao, in fiuannjua- lo slate. She was accompanied by a cousin. "I could not bear lo I ravel alone on such a sad she whispered. condition has been pronounced "medically sla- ble" by a physician. For the long lerm nursing care he now needs he must return "to Mexi- co, where the Hospital in I.epn, Guanajuato, has agreed lo accept him. Ester" Leon received help from the Southside Lions Club, from Ihe Community Aclion Council, the Salvation Army, from SI. Mary's Catholic Church. "People gave her a place lo stay, a sweater againsl-the cold. The San Angelo -Jaycees-at-: fcred lo underwrite Ihe cost of a .flight from "'San Angelo: to Del "Rio for the stretcher pa- tient and his companion, while a member of the Southside "Lions would drove Mrs. Leon .to; Del Ilio 'to -take the mis- ba'ck lo her village. Bu'l (he flight for Javier Leon from Del Hip lo Ihe. So- cial costs ICslcr Leon didn't have She had a, dress, shawl; a pair of shoes arid a borrowed sweater. Wednesday morning a man telephoned the San Angelo Times and asked how much the family needed. Told would cover the-travel.expen- ses, he replied, got il." By 11 a.m.'six crisp bills were jn, the. business of: fice atMhe hospital. By afternoon more money and a cloihing had arrived. Phone calls promised more "Ester "Leon shelsaid soft are.the'.people of San Angelo sojkind', so.giving lo.lhe poor? say? .11. will '.a.ll my I life to light enough candles- of "thanks. But. I ivill.-nevciv understand." Nixon Reply Says Deposition Far Away By'liONALU M.' HOTHBERG Associated-Press Wrjler WASHINGTON (AP> For- mer President Ricliard M. Nixon "informed. U.S. Dislricl Judge John J. Sirica today thai he would .lie unable lo give a deposition to-the Water- gate coverup trial until long date set by. court-ap- pointed physicians. Three-'court-appointed doc- tors'who examined Nixon and his medical'records estimated be would be well-enough to giye a deposition on Jan. 6. In a response filed with Siri- ca, Nixon's lawyers said that while he might be heallhy enough to give a deposition, on that dale "lie is "not and will not be able to prepare to give a deposition prior to that dale.. The time necessary for Mr. Nixon adequately to prepare for (he interrogation is sub- The Nixon response conclud- ed (hat "il .would -be highly .unfair lo require Mr. Nixon lo he siibjeclecRo the inlerroga- TI Work Stoppage Halts Air Travel ,By DONFLORES Keporler-News Staff Writer With "the temporary shul- down of the city's only "coin- in e r c i a I airlines, Abilene's travel agencies and bus serv- ices are anticipating a slight increase in ihcir business. Carlos Talley, local'inanag- er of Texas International Air- lines, said Thursday morning he would be at Ihe airport completing preparations for the "The airport will be com- pletely closed by noon (Thurs- day) until the strike is Talley said, adding dial lie will spend the next few days doing some paperwork and Ihen ".taking a long rest." TALLEY SAID HE could not makeTan.estimate on the length'o! the strike. While the "TI official was-ser curing the airport, spokesmen for Ihe .two trayel agencies in Abilene were receiving some cancellations from ".persons who couldn't or won't ie able Lo make connecting (lighls in Dallas." Frank ElterT co-owner and president of Gay Trave'l Serv- ice Inc., said "We had one woman who was lo fly unl of Abilene this morning and make a connection lo Las Ve- gas." V.She didn't hear about the shutdown until this morning when il was too late for her lo drive lo Dallas to make the he explained. she cancelled her rescr-. rations with iis." however, said lift ex-- pects-lliere will be an increase in persons using travel agen- "cies to'arrange flight reserva- tions.-.--- have, more-persons -calling us Instead "of calling the-other ajdinb.s in he said, noting-that mpsl per- sons will either drive or lake a biis.Io Dallas. AT travel" agency, Abilene. Travel Serv- ice Inc.; -a' spokesman said they also expect business to pick up. Stella FilzhiigH, (ravel WEATHER US. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolianal Weather Service (Weather Mip. 7A] ABILEHE -AND VKINITV (Ifrmlls radius) and mild wilh 'a iDdoy end lonfght. Decreasing cloudiness with o chanet of showers Friday. Turninq coolej- Friday., SoullierTv winds T5 lo 35 mrrfi becoming norlherlv 10 lo 20 mph Friday. High todoy In the upper AOs. Low lonlghl In Ihe upper then to untiyisl it. The wind blowing and whipping around tingles il and the fbpe slip ihroiiEh the pulley, rt'happcns in other towns at olhcr games so it's nol Uiat vie have, a'wiumiiy (Ing pole apd no one else dots. But the school superintend- ent will see lf_he can't do something about Q." isn'i (here a conflict' onuleresl ct' onul when Ihe chairman o( Ihe zoning com- nilssion .is an officer in a savings .ind loan asscwialion? Zoning changes cer- tainly affect property values. A. "Actually you could make the allega- lion of interest if you wanted lo about any member of the zoning commission and the City Council, too, -for that .says Director of Planning and Zoning Lee Koy George. Also on the hoard-are-representatives from colleges, a public utility, an outdoor advertising firm and a local industry. And "at one time a "Realtor served on (he com.- .mission'.- i But Qcovge dtiesn'l think conflict of in- tcr.est is a problem, lie's pleased wilh'the commission, .thinks "it's prohably one of since I've been here." "If a zoning change is bad idea, il's a bad idea atwl is nol passed no matter who -is1 represented on Ihe George says.' Asst. City Ally. Phjllp Wea'therbee ex- plained (o Acilbn IJnT'the-only solid ie- qHivements o[ a zoning commissioner are that he own real property and not be an elected official of the state of Texas or any political division. A representative. from the city attor- ney's office attends every zoning meeting and does keep an eye out for conflict interest find warns board members of such a' possibility. "People have'been pretty good about disqualifying Iheinsclves or abstaining when there is a conflict of Weather-bee says. Q..I Itiluk I've been I baKgkl ctothts .a vtry good price from what appeared he a sUre tend thai Iht.v did mt fit the persai I wanted In Rive Item lo (or Chrlslmas. When I went hick lo.exckaiige M, I leusd Itif slore had very poor'select Ion iwt I ouWa't (Inn the slzf I needed. I was weuld give no re- funds. I will have In admit the store doss have a sign poslerf hut you hcltcr have. 20-20 vision (o read II. The sign's about the size of a malch box. A. It's always a good practice lo do business wilh reputable, established mer- chants and (o be wary of unusual bar- gains. Most nf the lime an unbelievable price is exactly lhal. We've had a couple letters about, nnc store in parlicular ami letters arc begin- ning lo flow into the Belter Business Bu- reau. Other public-spirited Abilcnians should be sure lo phone Ihe HMD if they've experienced problems with any slorc, especially (hose set up "ovcr- nielil." The lilil! is working up a file lo get a pattern of complaints, Address questions In Action Line, Box 3D, Abilene, Texas 7M64. Names Mill he used but quesdow most be artdrnsscs given. Please In- chide telephone HIITTI'KTS possible. raise money for Abilene's three colleges, adding lhal this second' progress report shows a" lotal of about collected lo dale. Members of the organization mcl at 7 a.m.'Thursday at Stailile Inn for their second conference of the drive, which is .scheduled to end nexl Thursday. OfilJCTIlEK SAID he hopes his 35 division leaders will be able lo surpass last year's do- nations lo the colleges, which, amounted lo about More than had been collected before ihis Thurs- day's report, he said. About 30 persons allended Ihe breakfast, including Dr. Thomas Kim, president of AIcMurry College, and Dr. John Stevens, president of ilcne Chrislian College. Keynote speaker Joe Hodges, president of'Abilene N'alional Bank, group (hat giving In such a cause is parl of the '-civic rent fur Ihe space we occupy. "XOXK OF US have to stay where we he said "We could leave if we wanted to. We are here in Abilene cause we want In be here. Abi- lene, Texas, "is a good place lo live." Hodges said the national economic picture is "beinj blacker Ihan R really v He said that Abilene does not have 1he great that many cities face because of the diversificalion of the lo- cal economy and because of "the allilnde of our people." Each citizen, he said, has an obligation to return'to Ihe community some of those ben- efits that community has giv- en. 0 t; I, K T H K K reminded workers that only one week remains in the campaign. A final reporl will be made next Thursday, he said. Oglctree had said earlier, "Because the colleges need Ihis money to continue to offer quality education for today's youth, I know workers are' doing everything possible lo contact prospects. And there, is just no doubt about il, pros- pects are generous Ihis year." ;