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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YXDUR WORLD EXACTLY 94TH YEAR, NO 177 PHONE. 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER PAGES Price 15 Cents Associated Preu (ff) Tl Workers on Temporary Jobs -'.xaiv Mayor at His 'Desk' New Bedford, Mass., Mayor John A. City Councillor George Rogers, Rogers, a sena- Markey takes call at makeshift desk fol- .'tor-elect, said he needed his desk and chair for. lowing removal of furniture owned by, an office-he's setting up. (AP Wircphoto) his predecessor, former mayor and now Latest Cold Front Bears No Moisture By JOE DACV n Reporter-News Staff Writer A new Pacific cold front Is' expected to brush the Abilene area Saturday night, but pre- cipitation will probably not be part of the picture'it paints. National Weather Service forecaster Jerry O'Bryant said Friday morning that the front probably comes too closely be- hind other weather systems to create any rain or snow. For the past several days Hie area has been under the influence of'a high pressure center to the north, which has caused the influx of cool, northerly air. SUNSHINE and clear sjkes allow Ihe afternoon tempera- tures to rise to a comfortable level, 63 degrees Thursday, and Ihen drop into the mid-30s or upper 20s at night.. The low Thursday morning- was 29 degrees. -V. A wanner, southerly wind flow.is expected to return to the area on but not soon enough to bring in sulfi- r cicnt amounls of precipitable moisture. Cloudiness caused by Ihe front should dissipate follow- ing its passage, O'Bryant said, and allow colder, northern air to flow into the area again. This process follows a famil- iar pattern in which, a high pressure system pushing the cold front continues to supply, cold air after the front is long gone. Black Involved With Community The. Rev. Howard pastor of the Plum Street United Methodist .'Church and the only black-minister- -ial in the "Abilene District of the UnitecfMeth- odist Church, reflects oh h.is total involvement in the spiritual and academic com- here in a story on Pg. 1-B. Amusemenls 4 5E Bridge Business Mirror.......... 5A ............'_ 1-7F. Comics 7E Editorials 4A Horoscope.............SB Hospital-polients...........2D Obiluories. .1-4E '.To YouKGbod Health .___3A' TV Loq TV Seoul 5E Travel 1 4.5C WomenVNews 2-4B By BOB CAMPBELL Reporter-News Stalf Writer Abilene 'members 'of 'the striking Airlines Employes Assn. hope jhe union and Tex- as International reach an agreement soon. Ray Colliim of 818 Canyon Court, vice chairman for the union's': Council No. 5, salri, Friday that most of the nine employes, here have taken temporary Jobs the', .strike.began Dec. don't .think these-people are'destitute in any Col- lum' saidiOf'the members here, "I..met with (hem yesterday afternoon, arid some of them weren't, there because they're" working." COLLUM -SjlD the Employes Assn: no .pay for ils members'wheri-they.are.pn strike- v-: About -950 members walked: put on'Texas Interna- iional after :an'Aug. 1 contract expired and :a new one was not accepted. "The main, thing's we're against are the: split shift and the part-time explained Collum, whose council' reaches from here to the West Coast. He said his most .'ecent in- formation was that federal mediator Harry Bickford met with Texas International riego- tiatiors all! day Thursday in Washuigton.'D.C., and would be the go-between for :bolh sides in a .negotiating session Friday. THE TALKS BROKE down at midnight, on. Thanksgiving, After the Airlines Employes Assh.'s ground workers and reservation and ticket agents went out, the 'airline's 4DO maintenance workers from the International Assn: of Machin- ists refused (o cross the picket lines, 'and Texas International pilots closed down the already crippled airline when they an- nounced on Dec. 4 that they, too, would honor the strike. Texas International spokes- man James O'Donnell in Senate Former WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate has been asked to re- 1 ject President Ford's noniina- tion of a rormer.Bxxon official as assistant administrator, of the Federal Energy tration and "to'call a the takeover of federal energy policy by the big oil compa- nies." The Senate.will vote today on the nomination of Mclvin A'.. Conant as assistant admin- istrator.' of the- FEA' national energy affairs, a-'day- after Howard H.- Metzciy baurn urged his mileages to reject'the nomination because of Conant s ties to the oil in "'-dustry Opponent svpredicjed a vclosjfyote i His nomination has come under fire because of his ac to Reject Man for Job .ceptance of a -ance payment from Exxon for what the company said 'were his prior services as its senior government.relations counse- .lor for 'Europe, ;.the Middle East and Asia.: v SHOPPING DAYS TO CHHiSTMAS Conant's -case' in some respects to that of An- drew E. Gibson, .who withdrew his.nomination, to bei'-FEA ad; minlst.ratpf: was'.dis-. cipseit that'he', was receiving in severance'pay .from firm linked to the olTindus- "The ,C o n a n t nomination should he defeated' Because time has'come to call a halt to the takeover of-federal'' energy policy: by the big': oil companies Metzenbaum said in. a letter to his 'colleagues. Metzenbaum p o i n t e d'oul 'that'an Exxon official'testified during Senate Interior Com mittee hearings on Corianl's nomination that Co'hant would tie severance pay if he had .indicated disa Agreement with Exxon policies. Houston 'told the .Reporter- News' Friday morning he had no hew informalion from Washington. J O'Donnell said talks, failed to produce any movement 'and that ,he would.get another re- port when the Friday session ended. l Mediated talks began a week ago in SI. and continued four days...... The federal. mediators, re- sumed negotiations .Wednes- day" in .Washington.' ;i COLLUM. SAID union strike coordinator John -of Houston told him .Thursday night. thai., 'is whether the strikers will get raises retroactive to Iheir i contract expiration. Collum said the .union is mainly concerned about the airline wanting to bring in more .part-time help and to provide for split shifts in the new. contract. The ALEA's last money pro- posal'was for a 16 per: cent raise over 24 months, he. said, and, the airline last offered 12.3, per cent over 29 months 'beginning on Ule; day .of ,lhe i agreement instead of.Aug. 1....-, He said'onlylO-persons-are working part-time now in ALEA jobs for Texas Interna-, tional. WEATBIB M.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nil (lull WWhir Snv (WMttier IWp Pi 2 D) ABILENE AND VICINITY UD-mlle radl si Clear 10 partly cloudy today through aru day niu oll.rrnxm rcold at nlohl Llohl and variable wlrd> be- corning. 10 to ISmph. Hlqh this" noon In the upper 50s Low lonlgl t In Ihe mid Ml Hlsri Sdur day High' and tow lor.24 hours ending 9 63 and 29. S nrlse faday 7 sunset tonight J M Sunrise tomorrow 7 32 Friend Pleads for Family of Eight Illness may prevent one Abi lene fanuly'of eight from hav ing a Christmas a friend infoftned the Abilene Goodfejlows this week I am writing for someone who needs, your the let- ter began? "She has a-sick girl, three years old, at home arid is unable to get medical help." ILLNESS ALSO has kept the father home from work, the friend, explained. "And when he went back.to work he found out .that he had lost his job. He has not been able to find Besides' the -three-year-old girl, -the family has children ages 6, and 16. "They all want to the letter read. "The 13-year-old .b'oy does yards oh Sunday and one of the girls dp a parttime' Job, at a nursery 'for a week." The author of the letter said that she helped the family have a good Thanksgiving but that she has three children of her own and cannot give them the toys and food they need to have a good Chriilmas. The thoughtful plea was one of many received by the Good- fellows Along with requests for help came donations total ing including from the employes of .A r r'o w Ford. This'pXished the total for -the'campaign to fellows hope to reach their goal of J1B.260. .before; the Goodfellow: Slore opens next Monday. Latest contributions-include: Anonymous 25.00 Radioear of Abilene, Tom and, Lynda Copeland 15-00 Anonymous 3.00 In lieu, of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mrs, Grace Barlow 5.00 Lt. Col. and Mrs. Gene E. Williams 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Babington 25.00 Abilene Newcomers Club 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Ran- dall C. Jackson 25.00 In memory of D. E. Crum and C. E. Monlgomery Party Money: Source Uncertain By ELIJE RUCKER Q. We'd like to know if Wilbur Mills was wining and dining his Argentine Hillbilly at (he expense of the laxpay- ers. Was he using his cengresslopal expense accoant or his own personal money to pay [or his night club esca- pades? Where did the money A. neporler-Neyvs, Washington Corre- spondent'Helen told Action Line that congressmen'do'-not'have congres- sional expense accounts as part of the job. The' only account a congressman could draw personal use Is whatever happens' to :be left, of a a year stationary' after buying letterhead staliofSry; carbon sets, dupli- csting papers, and producing newslet- ters. Active conp-essmen ieldom have money left'in the send a, Wo :'a month to a huge Uig.jist. page ]ob once i'year to only a (ew constit-', uents and might have money to spare in Mrs. Anderson tells us that Gene Goss, Mills' spokesman and administrative as- sistant, would not discuss the mail Mills !s getting concerning his Argentine Hillbilly i. escana.de. He would say only that Annabel Battis- tella has never been on the government payroll Mills land that'she has ..never, been on his personal payi'oll either. He did not .explain what he .meant' by. "personal on it: stories have said Mil Is .car- ried amounts.of cash-to 'Slipper nightclub'and, that one niglit he supposedly spent 'oh': champagne. When asked aboiit-it, Goss said he didn't know anything about huge amounts of cash and said, "I never heard lhat figure, I had heard he was alleged to have spent one time." News accounls nave .raised many ques- tions as to where the cash came from. Mills was named on the Common Cause list of those receiving large financial'con- tributions from labor groups and Ihe American Medical Association, among' other groups. However, it's quite' possible he spent every cent" on his recent election, cam- paign as he was in deep trouble. Mrs. Anderson says, the I US. or ;his .constituent? demand' a'n'accounting, the.public'.Mll probably never'know. year though, someone in the House suggested Mills' inconie lax should be looked into, Mills quickly volun- teered his tajt statements and they showed he'had not even, taken the deductions available to him! says Mrs; Anderson. She says Washington sources trace Mills' strange behavior-back In 1972 when he popried out wiUi the Announcement on day that he and Ted Kennedy could win If they were on the Presidential ticket to- gc'lJier. The statement was a shocker since. Kennedy had not asked him to be his vice 'presidential candidate. She says apparently Mills has been drinking quite heavily and many people realize it. His slrange behavior had been attribuled to a ;drug he was taking for a back ailment. Q. Every year around Christmas I get all these letters wanting money for (his and for Uut charitable orgaiiia- (lon. I usually sewl a small cMtrlbn- tlon hot this year I've heard many of these null srtkitatfcMs are is- ing the mMey tar tke staled porpcse and r wait to lie one I'm CMtrHMtiHg U> a worthy euse. Is thre U find cut wklch ones are artplry.feeding taagry chil- dren or helptag SMMMC? I've gtttev picas (he Swlkwest iKtlais, (he Kptus, Ike vrtfrus, Ju( cv- erylliiig. A. A .'quick, call'to' the better Business Bureau (677-8071) willget you a report on any or all-of them, The BBB can give you fund-raising i'nd whether or not it meets the BBB guidelines for giving. One ruleOf thumb that usually works Is, when In doubt, give to drives In your own county where funds are controlled by local K people. Q. I read In Action Use where the Osmonds are appearing at the Hous- ton Livestock Show aid Rotfco. Which Osmonds? There's a country-western. group men) bill (feemselves as the Osmonds aad there's a group young kids. If It's (he yoaig kids my 'daughter doesn't wait U> miss them, bul before I write for tickets I wait to make sure. A. It's THE Osmond brothers (and two sisters) Donny, Alan, Merrill, Jay, Marie and so forth. We should have made that clear; sorry to confuse you. Better get your ticket requests in. right now. They're booked for Feb. 21 and 22, per- formances at 2 p.m. in the Astro- dome. Tickets are available from the Livestock Show, PO Box 20070, Houston .77025! Reserved seals unreserved Just in passing, we noticed an old news- paper clipping the other day about spine "nice kids with talent" appearing at the West Texas Fair free midway show. It was the Osmond Brothers Alan, Mer- rill, Jay and Wayne in September 1983 What a crowd they would draw In 1975. Address qnesfloris to ActiM Lint, Box M, Abiteitt, Texas 7MM. will Mt he isnl hut questions most be signed and addresses given. Pleue clude telephone numbers If possible, by Mr. and Mrs. Davis 0. Nunn 20.00 Mr. and Mrs. William T Long 5000 In lieii of Christmas cards from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pelre'e1 10.00 John, Nancy, Lynn and Bob Beckham '50.00 'Mr. and Mrs. Vernoh Stell 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 In memory or Grace Ponder, KaUierine Wiicox and Marion McCullough by Key Ciiy Business and Professional Women's Club 25.00 Fannie Mae and Elizabeth Barnes 10.00 Anonymous 10.00 Anonymous 5.00 Mrs. E. J. Grisham Arthur 10.00 In memory of Hoyt L. Barnes by Ted arid Bessie Shclton 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Beeman 10.00 Mrs. Richard Maxwell 10.00 In memory of Mrs. Ethel L. Rowe 15.00 In memory of Mrs. Robert J. (Lula) Jones 10.00 In lieu-of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Jluby Compere 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Hines 12.00 Minnie and Earl Craig, Sweelwaler 5.00 Simmons T. Callaway, Anson B.OO Anonymous 5.00 Kristi and Kalhy Condron 10.00 Merry Christmas 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Martin 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Morrow 10.00 Brett and Lara Enzor 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mr. and Mrs. Bert Schneider 10.00 Mr'oand Mrs. Jim 0. Ballew 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Byron Curb Anonymous In lieu of Christmas cards lo Abilene friends from Mr. and Mrs. M, F. Underwood 10.00 Anonymous 25.00 Inceta John 10.00 U M W Night Unit ol St, Paul Methodist Churcii 15.00 Anonymous 5.00 Employees of Arrow v J, Ford, Inc. 200.00 Mr. and Mrs. Q.B. Stephens, Ji and Jan 25 00 Abilene. Post Society of American Military Engineers 10.00 In memory of Mrs. .Dell King 5.00 In memp'ry. of Miss Daisy Dees .5.00 In memory of Mrs. .J. T. McCarty 5.00 In memory of Paul F.. 10.00 Mrs. Lillian Joyce liuss 2S.OO Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shirey 25.00 Jim, Jan and. Jerry Johnson 10.00 In memory of our parents and-dear sister Hazel Davis. by the Arnold Lee Family. Mrs. Hollls D. Wilson 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Henry, II. Colwe'll 5.00 The Pawn Shop and Independent Loan Company 100.00 Hohertz Street Church of Christ 50.00 Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Veteto 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Hcnriksen 25.00 Mrs. Cecil Scott Winters 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Chisholm In lieu of Christmas cards from, Mr. and Mrs. Don Fomby'to Abilene friends 15.00 Anonymous 35.00 In memory of our daughter Marjorie Mitchell by Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bown, Clyde 10.00 With gratitude to Dr. V.H.S. 39.00 Anonymous 3.00 In memory of Mr. and Afrs. Ross Bartlett by Trampas. Clyde Graham, Anson 2.00 Mrs. Ernest Harber 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Ellis 10.00 Anonymous Earnest Workers Class of First Central Presbyterian Church. 10.00 Employes of Master Corporation 100.00 In memory of my mother Callie Hutchins from Jewell Snailum lft.00 Total Previously Acknowledged Total U Dita t i J ;