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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Abilene, Texas Hje Abilene Reporter—J8tetasf"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron WARMER Ctmpiett rather, Pg. SA Ar 94TH YEAR, NO. IBI PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX.. 79604, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER, 17. 1974—TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents    Aasocinttd Pr*jm Workers Split Paychecks, Double Holiday Spirit NITRO, VV. Va.    (AP) - Eight mechanics have been saved from a pre-Christmas layoff by ll fellow winkers who volunteered to share work days and pay. “This is the most remarkable example of human kindness I’ve ever heard of.” said Jim O'Daniel, job supervisor at the Chemical Leaman Tank Lines maintenance shop. “This is like something you read about or see on TV but which never happens.” Beginning Monday, eac h of the 19 mechanics is working every other week, said O'Daniel, who had to go “all the way to the top of the company" in Philadelphia to gain approval. He had informed the men Friday of the elimination cif the evening shift “because there wasn’t enough work to keep everyone busy “ He was explaining benefit paperwork to the eight when "in walked a spokesman for the other workers who said. “Why do we have to lay off anyone? Why can't we split I he work and split the pay?'” Since the mechanics ate members of the Teamsters Union, which mandates that layoffs in* based on .seniority, the work arrangement “is a clear example of older workers standing up for younger worker," O'Daniel said He said he had no idea how long the situation might last, since the maintenance shop's workload depends on the activity of the company s chemical tanker fleet. “We hope this is * shortterm problem, he said lf the reduction continues for a long time, he said he has encouraged the eight workers “to return the favor by taking a long, hard look at their situation.” He added. “No one asked them to do thi>. When a man gives up part of his paycheck for another man. that s unbelievable.” Controversial Shipping Bill Passes in Senate... Visions of sugarplums Girl Scout Juanette Vickers, 1958 Oak. joins 3-year-old Rosanna Solis in helping decorate the Christmas tree at Abilene Day ( are ( enter, 1202 Ash. Juanette and others in Troop 89 took part in the center's holiday celebration which began Monday and will continue through the week. Rosanna, daughter of Mrs. Stella Solis of 897 Beedi, is among 42 children cared for at the center while their mothers work. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing)  -Ry JIM LITHER-------- Vssociated Pres> Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed and sent to President Ford Monday a bib, backed by shipping and labor interests, that opponents said would raise the price of gasoline and heating oil. By a 44-40 vote, the Senate a p p r o v e d the compromise measure requiring that SO per cent of the imported oil coming into the United States be earned on U.S. tankers. The bill is aimed at protecting the U S. merchant marine from foreign vessels that are able to operate more cheaply by using inexpensive labor. Ford earlier said the bill could present problems for U.S. foreign relations and national security and has a potential for being highly inflationary'. But Senate aides said it was made clear to the President last week that if he was to get the massive foreign-trade bill )ih son”.ht lie would, have to take the oii-cargo bill as well. The trade bill passed the Senate last week and now is in conference with the House. Opponents of the oil-cargo bill, led by Sens. Carl T. Curtis. R-Neb., and Norris Cotton, R-N.H., cited the unanimous opinion of economists queried that the bill is an open invitation to higher inflation and higher fuel prices. Curtis estimated the measure would cost Americ ans up to $60 billion over the next IO years, raising »a»ulme pi ices by three tents a gallon. Sen. Russell B. Long, chief sponsor of the oil bill a.-, well as the trade legislation, said a better guess would be that the bill would raise gasoline prices by one-sixtieth of a cent and cost Americans no more than $1 billion over the next decade. Long noted the bill would allow the President to waive teni|M>ranly the 30-per-cent re quirement anytime he thinks it is rn the national interest. Knot her escape clause re- quires that U.S. vessel* be used only when they are available at reasonable rates. “If the demands of American labor are too great and the rates liecome unreason* hie you wouldn't have to us# U S ships." Long said “I defy anybody to say this bill is not going to be inflationary,” e»aid Cotton. American ships new carry it per cen: of the nation’s unpolled oil. ...And Votes to Give Girls Equality in Little League WASHINGTON (AP> - The Senate voted Monday to give girls the same chance as boys Coahoma's Water Cut Off For 3 Hours Until Bill Paid Hurry, hurry! Scurry, scurry! The re-t of this week to finish Christmas shopping and ii avile s ti ie ti c first of next, if y on prat ’.ice brinksmanship. and those are all the days left before Santa tune. Dr, maybe you are the organized. efficient type Perhaps you did your Christmas shopping early. You might have done as’ well, even, as Pat (Mrs. John) Thompson. Pat got with it this Christmas. * • • First off she aud loiin came up early, way last summer, with a great idea tor son tole, age IO. Cole is a fishermen. The Thompsons live in the Lytle Shores area - they bought the \ ic Benrens home w hen V ic and Mary decided to move to an apartment here and then on to Arizona. ( ole went fishing in Lytle Uke. He caught an eight-and-a-tialf-pound bass. That’s right! A bass that was this long! Out of old Lytle. It was a keeper for sure and Cole did just that. In due course of time, when the fish was dressed, he kept the skin intact. —So for a 'Christmas surprise, tee mounted to present to Cole Christmas. • • • The taxidermist did a great job. The fish, all ready for hanging and looking even larger than in life, c ame back in good lime. A week or so ago John and Pat had some friends iii for a Christmas pally. Pat just had to share with some of them the surprise she had for Cole. She got the mounted fish out from hiding and showed it to Dick and Beverly Tarpley and some others. Oilman-friend Bill Young walked up to admire the fish. He* heard its history, He did not hear Pat s admonition, “It s a Christmas surprise for Cole.” And a couple of days later Bill happened to see Cole And you can guess what he said...Ile began bragging on that fish Cole had mounted for his room. rn rn 0 Scratch one surprise \nd there was another surplice Pat had, this one for husband John. She had thought and thought and hunted and hunted for something which would be pleasing to him and unexpected. She hit upon a great idea. Oilman Thompson is a rock co I lect or_ By ANN FLORES Reporter News staff Writer COAHOMA’— Howard County Water Improvement District I cut off water to three small Howard County towns Monday morning bul restored the supply Monday afternoon after the City of Coahoma paid its current water bill. Water to Coahoma, Sand Springs and Midway, all east of Big Spring, was cut off at IO a m. Monday after Coahoma officials paid only $.‘{,556 cif the $5,556 due the district for Octobers and November. At 9:45 a.m., Coahoma city officials filed for a temporary restraining order against the distric t in 118th District Court but Judge R.W. Caton denied the order. Attorney Ben Bancroft, representing the City of Coahoma. said he then delivered a check for the remaining $2,000 at noon to John Burgess, attorney for the water district. By 1:30 p.m., water had been restored to the district’s 870 customers. The district sells water to Coahoma which in turn provides water to Sand Springs and Midway. In spite of the cutoff, residents of Coahoma actually were never without water Monday, thanks to a supply in the city’s overhead .storage tank which was piped into homes after the cutoff, according to Coahoma City Councilman Charles Parrish. Many residents of Sand Springs and Midway were temporarily without water, though. The water district informed the City of Coahoma it would See WATER, Col. 3. Back page this section to play Little League baseball. But in a separate action it voted to exempt such groups »< the Boy Scouts Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, the Y.M.C.A , the X W.C.A. and sororities arid fraternities from the provisions of federal sex antidiscrimination laws in higher education. The Little league bill now goes to President Ford. Sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Roman Ilru ka, R-Seb, it strikes the wend “boy” each time it appears in the Little Leagues 1964 congressional charter and replaces it with the words, “young people ’’ The other legislation was sponsored by Sen. Birch Bayh, D-lnd., who said it was not the intent of Congress to extend the a n 11 -s e x discrimination provisions of a 1972 education bill to youth service organizations, Bayh said the new legislation authorizes the Department of Health. Education and Welfare to exempt sud) organ* izations and now turn its tune and energy to those legitimate instances of sex dis el imination which are in need oi its time and attention." B*yh succeeded in a voice vote ii attaching his amendment to a pending librarv education bill which was sent to conference with the House. NEWS INDEX Amuitminli   .    7    A Aerograph ......    7    A Bridge ............ SA Clonifitd ............ 4-7C Comics  ............... 4B Dr Lamb .......  7A Editorials ............... 4A Farm ................ SI Heortlmo  ........ 7 A Markets ......  4,    7» Obituories ..............7C Oil      6A Sports  ..... I-3C Sylvia Porter ........... 7i Todoy in History  .....SA TV Loa    ..... 7A TV Scout    ..... 7A Women's News    SB Students Boost Goodfellows' Donations The Abilene Goodfellows drive to help the needy at Christmas got a big boost Monday from students at Cooper High School. It came in the form of pennies, nickels and assorted change as well as bills, and kept Reporter-New.s bookkeepers busy counting for at least half an hour. When it was totaled it came to $225.37, the largest donation of the day. The amount included $91.37 in change. Most of the money was collected bv members of the CHS Christian Club during first period classes Monday morning. —Hie dub itself donated $50 iii lieu of having a Christmas party, and members gave $23 out of their own pockets to stall the drive. “And. we’ve got more money coming in Tuesday.'’ said dub sponsor Mrs. Camille Parrish. “We jus! sprang this on the student body this morning (Monday) and many of them said they would bring their money tomorrow,” she said. Fifty-five other contributions came in Monday, bringing the day’s total to $1,356.92. Total collected to date is $14,023.61 towards a goal of $18,250. Contributions may be mailed to Goodfellows, Box 30. Abilene, Tex., 79604, or turned in at The Repnrter-News. Latest donations include: In lieu of Christmas cards from Rill and Betty Cant    10.00 In loving memory of W. H. Buchanan Anonymous Anonymous Misses Theresa and Sarah I*e Mr. and Mrs. W. O. ( ope The Xoinonia Class of St. James United Methodist Church Brenda Poller Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ward In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mr. —and Mrs. Robert- 10.00 5.00 25.00 50.00 5.00 10.00 3.00 25.00 County from Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tate    10.00 Mr and Mrs B. B. Hurst    10.00 In memory of Jennie and Claire Tate by Rose Fisher, Anson    10    00 Anonymous    10.00 In memory of Rev. W. T. Humor by Mi’s. W. T. Humor    10.00 Anonymous    100.00 Mrs ti. W. Thompson    5.ou Misti and her mother Karen, i    <    U--'£    w.......... LU Col. and Mrs. F. C. Dusen- berry 10.00 Mrs. Sally Henderson 25.00 Capt. and Mrs. Ron Pi mouse 25.00 Fidelis Bible Class of Bel mont Baptist Church 10.00 In memory of Fletcur Poe by Mr. and Mrs R Y. Buc hanan 10 00 Mr. and Mrs. John K. Simons 20 tx) Allons i nous IU TIO Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vines 5.HO Wishing a season of joy and peace to friends, employee* ot Lankford Mfg. Co., and First Baptist Church staff from Mr. and Mrs. Worth Holder 50.00 Mr. L. R. Cobb HIO Mrs. 0. P. Clark 500 In memory of Mrs. Willia V. Lyon and Mrs. J, M. Bennett, Sr. from Mr. and Mrs. David S. Bennett 10.00 In memory of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Carey and Mr. C. D. Knox by Mr. and Mrs. Rex Carey 10.UO in memory of when I didnt have by Helen N. Winter In lieu of Christmas cards from Mrs. Edna Downing Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Wright Mr. and Mrs L H. Bond iii lieu of Christmas cards Anorn niou s Mr. and Mrs. BC Bentley Mr. and Mrs. Ralph II Jones Anonymous 10.00 $ OO 1500 IO OO 15.00 25 00 1000 IOO Pat and John slipped the remains out and sent them off to #*.-11* Cot those lists in order? Christmas is only I days away. She would get him a glass display case for his rocks. 0 0 0 Pat mentioned to Patty Wood whose husband. Frank. is also a rock collector, that she was hunting a glass display case for rocks Sire failed to mention the Christmas gift angle. “Oh, wr have a glass case we've about decided to sell . I ll ask Frank,” Patty told Pat. “Wonderful! Call me,” Pal asked. * * * Patty did as she said she would. She checked and the case was for sale and she called to report. Only thing, Mrs. Wood tailed when Mrs. Thompson was out. She talked to John. He was certainly interested in the display case. He'd Ire right over to buy it lie did. Scratch another surprise. Karhan and Kim 15.00 Mr. and Mrs. Forrest W. Hallow 10.00 Sincere Sympathy, Goree 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Ijewis 5.00 Mr. and Mrs, B. R. Christmas, Ranger 25.00 S.Sgt. and Mrs. Robert J. Boyle 10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to all our friends in Abilene and Dyess AFB from Vlaj. and Mrs. Lee Madison 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cook 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Weir Joiner In lieu of Christmas cards for friends of Taylor 1000 J. (). Middlebrows 10.00 Anonymous    15 .IM) In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mr. and Mrs. Glen R. Wallace    15.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene and Potosi friends from Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Whiteside and family    50.00 Anonymous    10.00 In memory of George T. DeLafosse bv Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wheat    IO    OO In memory of our son Joseph David bv Mr. and Mr;,. W. C. Holt, Lawn    50    00 Homebuilders Class of Aldeisgate Methodist Church    25    (to In memory of Juan Carrion from Mr. and Mir Daniel F • . i rtpu, Clyde 5 00 Anon) mon*    $6.55 Bu dders Claw of St. Paul United Methodist C hurch    25.00 In memory of David Simmons    15.OU in lieu of local Christmas cards from Mr and Mrs. I.. A. ('lark    25    00 Athenian Study Club    19.00 To welcome our Peace Corps grandson visit mg from Malaysia    25.no Anonymous    5.00 Mr. and Mrs Lockett Shelton    50.00 Cooper High School    225.37 more Total    SI.356 *2 Prev loudly At know I edged    $12,666 89 Total to Dale    SI4.tt23.l1 GOAL    $18,250 00 * Ir ;