Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO 176 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, -r40 ;PAGES' IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Auociaied f Admiring Inspection A gteat admirer qf.'First United Methodist Chiirchls Christmas Tree is who has.beeri a member there more than 40 years, The ornaments are Christian symbols.decorated in gold and white. (Staff photo.by j Yule Started Early With Christmon By TIZ 5IOOJIF, Rcporler-News Staff WrKer You could say that Christmas be- ganTast February'for members of the First United Methodist Church, 1318 S. 2nd. That's when the congregation took on a 'project that has resulted in the assembling of a Cnrismon-Tree.'And if you've never seen a Chrismon. Tree, this is a good one to slart with..: .-The" 12-foot evergreen Is covered with 201'ornaments, each .represent- ing a .Christian symbol, .and each, hand-decorated by the members and their families.' .'.'Soineorie' thoughhit.'iyrjuld'inak'e a fun explained fyrs'.'M. 0.' Church, project chairman who shies away from 'laking-any-'of the credit for its success. "So many people worked on it; 'it was a combined effort and an amazing -work of uni- she said. THE DECORATIONS arc made of slyrofoam, all cut into shapes' with'' hotwire cutters. -Al a church Family Night, the' shapes were distributed. The sym- bols include crosses, triangles, stars, crowns, lamps, fish and enough olher kinds to make Ihe tree richly, varied. All.of the Chrismons are decorat- ed in either white or gold or a'com- bination of the two colors, bill that was the only reslriclion given the decorators. Tiny white -lights and a skirt trimmed with'symbols that tell the story of Christ complete .the tree. "Tnei Harvesters, Sunday; .School.- -Class'put the free Church said. The children'and various other Sunday School classes also helped In Hie project, she added. The finished "masterpiece" stands at the front of the: church and proba- bly provides a splendid backdrop for the Itev. Lloyd Mayhevv's sermons.' Israelis Trade By The Associated; Press 'Israeli, Jets bombed a sus- pected Palestinian commando training site. the southern' edge of Beirut today less than 2f hours, after a'.terrorist set 'off -grenades in a -Tel 'Aviv movie an Israeli woman, and-a'Bri-- tish engineer- and wounding-58 .others. Beirut closed to 'all .'incoming and ..outgoing .Casualties, in the'air, raids were .not ..known, .and-, there was no immediate com- ment from the Israeli cofn-- mand. But an Informed, 'Israeli source in Tel Aviv said: ''The target area in the Beirut raid is a PLO training 'Installation.' We have every-reason to be- lieve, that it was where the planning for the "cinema raid carried out. It is a center for special operations of a very delicate and sensitive na- ture." J At least four Israeli jels flew over the Lebanese capital.. dropping bombs on several camps shortly-after'3 AID Moves Past By JOE DACY II' Fcporter-News Staff Writer Business Alliance for, Inter- college Development (AID) has raised more thaii for Abilene's three colleges, organi- zation chairman :Sam Ogletrce announced Thursday morning. Members 6J the group, which raises money each year for 'McMurry Christian College and Hardin- S i mm o n.s. University, held their last formal, meeting Thursday at the Starlite Inn. Ogletree said the raised from Abilene's business and professional sectors was a tentative figure, however, add- ing that about may come in. by January froni'. sources outside the city. Front Expected To Be Fast, Dry Another cool front is expect- ed to move rapidly through Abilene early Thursday night, forecasters at the National Weather Service said Thurs- day morning. The artic front-will "push Ihrough fast and weath- erman Darrell Crawford said. It will bring low temperatures in the upper 20s.. However, the downward shift: in tempera- tures, little else will change, he said. Skies should'remain clear at least through Friday. Thursday's'low was 36 de- grees. U. S. DEPARTMENT'OF COMMERCE National Weather Service (Wiilher MOD, Pg. Hospital Patients 6f Obiluories i 7C Sporls 1-2C To Your Good Health...... TV Log...........'..... TOC TV Scour............... IOC Women's. News........... 3E Beef Dumped at Butz's Door WASHINGTON (AP) Cat- tlemen disgruntled over .prices for their beef delivered .45 head'of cattle to Agricul- ture'Secretary Earl L. Butz's '.official doorstep today'. Alongside make shift pens in frontal the department they posted a sign: "Here's Our Beef, Mr..Butz." But officials said Butz would not accept (he cattle: An aide, Donald E. Brock, said USDA lawyers had raised questions over the. legality of receiving 'the animals and that Butz may suggest the owners do- nate the mas beef for'needy people. Rutz arranged to meet with the cattlemen later in the day. Leroy Schecher, Bison, S.D., said there had been no inten- tion of giving the cattle to Butz or the' department out-' right. He said the plan was lo Inn 10 of the asimals to the department for further feeding as a demonstration of how much.it cost lo produce beef; Jiave 10 slaughtered for distri- bution to Washington poor and keep five on exhibition for Washington children. Sehecher js program coordi- nator of a "beef-in" that left South Dakota late last week. The cattle were delivered by truck and put in portable pens on the Mall just in front of the department. The cattlemen represent producers primarily in South and Montana and were cosponsorcd in their drive by 'Consumer Federation of America. Schecher' said the principal objectives of the "beef in" were to focu s attention on joint' consumer ac- tion, the economic problems of the cattle industry and the threatened future of the fami- ly farm as a backbone of agri- culture production in America. The Agriculture Department. heartquarlers building normal- ly is unguarded with its many doors open. Today, however, two d.e pa r t'm e n t: security guards were positioned outside Butz' office and most doors to the building were locked. AHS Students Try to Play Cupid for Eagle Mascot By MARSHA CAWTHON Iteporter-Ncws Staff Writer a 50s Day, .sock hop nnd-school assembly got to do with 'Golden'Eagles? More eagles, the seniors at Abilene High, arc hoping. The AHS Eagles wpuM. like to have Champ, their mascot, at pep rallies. But since eagles are on the endangered species list and properly of the gov- ernment, she lives alone at Abilene Zoo. If the students can raise the money for the special housing, "Champ will have a pad to share wilh Christmas, a male eagle. THEN MAYBE there'll. be more eagles, and someday, an eagle for pep rallies at Abi- lene-High. Bill it's only a hope. Eagle breeding is not the easiest thing.in the world, said general cura- tor for the Abilene Zoo. Since birds of prey choose only one mate, Champ and Christmas had tetter choose each other or no caglels. Al least until other birds can be introduced to Champ. The special housing, in se- clusion, will cost about and Buchanan is honing for some donated material'. The pie-shaped nesting place will be about 16 feet high and 40-50 feet long, with natural stone backdrop. "But just building [he.struc- ture is no "guarantee that the birds will breed Buchanan, said.. Eagles male for life, and in the wild, they choose Iheir own. CHAMP AND Christmas do' know each other. They're, in tlic same cage now, separated by a wire screen. Since eagles like Janu- ary or February for courtship, if the students come up with money, and Buchanan builds nest, it shouldn't be .too long before there's at least an indication that Champ and Christmas will form a pair- bond, bird talk for courtship. Buchanan says the seniors at Abilene High should be commended Jheir fund- raising for future eagles. The Abilene High Eagles were having as much fun "as fund-raising T h it r s d a y for their 50s Day. And a sock hop and assembly are right in the spirit of 'the days before Christmas holidays. Letter Penned in Halting Hand SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS What their letters are writ- ten on' often reveals a great deal.about (he situations of needy' persons seeking help from Goodfellows. '-Dear began one letter on soiled, lined pa- per. "I would like to have some food and color hooks will you please the an elderly woman, pleaded. ANTOTHER LETTER, barely written on the scrap of an old envelope in a halting hand. In it a woman, -long hospitalized, asked only for a new nightgown to bright- en her stay. TTie two letters were among those received Thursday from individuals and families need- ing help. Contributions re- ceived were includ- ing 5200 from the Greater Abi- lene Kiwanis Club bringing the the Goodfellows efforts and total so far to Goal for this year's drive is TV Cable Bill Makes Customer Hot By ELLIE RUCKER ACTION LINE Q. I am pretty hot about a bill from the TV 'Cable Service.- It seems like yesterday 1 mailed them a check for ?20 or so which was (a cover October, .November' and December. Today here CMies aMlber bill saying I owe Item maybe I had wrttten the cheek amoul or they had Mt yet received it, I pkoied the cable service. I was laid tie bill was to ctver service In advaice -for Jaiiary aid' February. This cai't be legal! If It Is, it's .certainly not cricket. Please find, Ml .If liey can tils. And If so, why did the city eoucil alltw ttis billing method? A! They can' and do'blll-'two months. In! advance but. It's, nothing, it's going on since 'October. 1971. Your bill was for December 'and 4ry, .If that's any comfort, not January and February. TV! Cable records show your1 account was.credited on Oct. 7 which paid months of September, October and November. You were then billed for the monlhs of December and January. TV Cable. Service General Manager Al- len Dean says to tell you if you don't want to pay Ihe two months in advance you don't have but you are obligated to pay the first month. If for any reason you terminate cable service, your money is refunded. Q. We have a car here on Green St. has two flats and has here two months. Who do I gel In touch with fo get U moved? A.'The police department is checking on it. The j car will 'be .and' if it isn'tmoved within 10 will be'hauled away. nolify him where hiS'car can Q Do you have nylflfbfmaUoi on how lo Ian a cowhide? A. We are fresh out of experienced hide (aimers (other than daddys who spank their When we find someone ivho can help, we'll put you'in touch, in the meantime, a tanning kit is available from a leather and handicraft store that con- tains tanning solution, instructions and snfl-tan oil. We've sent you the name of liie store. Q. The Sylvia'Porter colimi your morning paper highly an arbitration system solving con- snmer complaints spwsorcd by Ihe Better Business Bircai. This sends like something badly here. What are the chapces Abilene get- ting such A; per cent: We already have it. BBB 'Director Joe Feltpn says we've had it since October, 1973, .and he, loo, feels, it's a'fine program. Four cases have gone into He' has a group of 25 arbitrators- from all walks of life teachers, military, career housewives, businessmen, Scout leaders, blacks, 'whites, Mexican- Americans. A few are BBB members, most are noi. The system Is a quick, fair and flexible method of resolving consumer-business disputes and, best of all, it's free. Arbitration comes into the picture when a consumer submits a complaint to the BBB, the store involved insists the com- plaint is unjust and refuses to budge. In other words, negotiations are in stalemate and the only course, left is a trip to court. Five or six volunteer arbitrators are selected by the business and the custom- er to make on-sile inspections Then you, the business representative and Ihe arbi- trators sit down in the BBB olfice Infor- mally to settle the dispute. The types of problems solved, are endless from a tree ttiat was pruned improperly to wed- ding photographs that are unsatisfactory. Address questions (o Action I.Ine, Box 31, Abilene, Texas 7KM. Names 'will not be used hvl questions must be signed and addresses given. In- clude tefepboM ngmbers If possible. Those wishing to donate to I he Goodfellows effort and persons needing help may write to Goodfellows, Box 30, Abilene, Tex. 79604. LATEST CONTRIBUTIONS include'. Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Uoneycutt 15.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to friends in Abilene from Mr. and Mrs. William R. Smilh 10.00 Anonymous 20.00 MP. and Mrs: Atoms Oliver in memory of David Rudd 10.00 Vivian Fryar in lieu of cards to Abilene friends 10.00 Anonymous 20.00 Lanny and Jeralyn Sledge 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Buchanan 10.00 Mr. arid Mrs. George S. Cunning Jr. 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Mrs. Frank E. Smith 25.00 Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene 200.00 In loving memory of our brother Rolxirt F. Littleton from Val and Gilma Canon 10.00 7n honor of Jesus Christ from Keilh Walson and Kelly Walson and parents 15.39 Hank and Holly Zachry 10.00 V i Anonymous 10.00 Mary Edna Worthy 10.00 Anonymous 50.00 Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bone 15.00 Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Shoults 100.00 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Long and Kevin 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. A. Clark Riggs 10.00 Joseph C. Snow, M.D. and Associates 100.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Daniel Mr. and Mrs. John C. Stevens Anonymrfus Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Couey Anonymous Mrs. A. Curtis, Merkel Harrison Munroe Benevolent Fund of Central Texas Iron Works Lindell and Connie Harris In memory of Alpha Omega Allen Anonymous. Mr and .Mrs, Ralph Howington In Heu of Christmas 'cards to Abilene friends from Dell Bynum Total. Previously Acknowledged Total to Dale GOAL 20.00 50.00 35M 25.00 15.00 10.00. 1.00 10.00 200.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 20.00 15.00 .TO"