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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas Wtyt Abilene Reporter■'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO-FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron i 93RD YEAR, NO. 207 PHONE 673-4271    ABILENE,    TEX.,    79604.    THURSDAY    MORNING,    JANUARY    IO,    1974—THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (ZP) Non-Smoking Delegate Fumes in Own Exile AUSTIN, Tex. (API - Rep. Senfronia Thompson sits all alone outside the brass rail that surrounds other delegates to the Texas Constitutional Convention, in self-imposed eXTle from cigarette smokers. The Houston Democrat moved after failing, 49-111, to pass a rule against smoking in the chamber where the two-day-old convention is being held. Picture. Pg. IHA “I am in the midst of people who are continually blowing smoke in my face,” she told the other delegates. Rep. Neil Caldwell, D-Angle-ton, who habitually chews on an unlighted cigar, opposed her rule, saying it “would traumatize the delegates,’’ After the vote, she obtained a small writing table and moved her chair outside the railing that separates delegates from convention foot traffic. Every few minutes she had to walk about Kl feet to her assigned desk which includes her electronic voting machine. “I ani going to stay out here.” she proclaimed to reporters. “I can’t see why the Constitution of Texas has to be written in a smoke-screened room.” Ms. Thompson, a black, called it “self-imposed segregation.” “Ninety per cent of this convention are environmentalists for public purposes but when they get down to the nitty gritty, they are polluters,” she said. Nixon Hosts Top Level Global Energy Meeting Gets Fund Pledge for Cafeteria rn embers Jimmie Guthrie, Robert Simmons, Poy Yarborough, Mack lx*e and Riley Moore went to Austin Tuesday to confer with state education officials. “WE WENT to the School Lunchroom Division of the Texas Education Agency, and they said the state would pay 75 per cent of the tost or equipping the new cafeteria,” Pruden said. The\ also talked to officials of the Textbook Division, who promised a new set of textbooks to replace those (lest rosed in the fire. would Is* delivered to the school by Thursday or Friday, he added. The board members were told it would be necessary to work with the Region 14 Education Service Center in Xylene in order to receive accreditation for the new school w hen completed Pruden .said hr* Imped to pay for the new structure wilh private donations. ‘We have no plans for any borid program at this time. although it could become neccesary. he said. MURE THAN SUM I has a1*. ready been raised from lot a groups and individuals with more pledged, Pruden said Ile added that it would be several weeks before any plans tor the new structure would he ready, although hi* added that “Five construction companies have contacted me already.” Currently, classes are being held in the two remaining school buildings the agriculture building and the gym, and temporary quarters in the town. A temporary cafeteria wa^ opened Tuesday in the gyms concession stand, Pruden said, and it served aboil (5 .-.indents Overflowing from a water storage tank at Dyess AFB. combined with Wednesday s freezing temperatures, created a pretty ice scene when it froze on the limbs of a tree. (Staff Photo by Thomas Anderson! Possibility of Slick Streets In Abilene Diminishes Slightly The energy shortage has fueled a burgeoning bureaucracy of commissions, agencies, advisory boards and committees headed by coordinators, czars, chairmen and al locators. Pg. 6A. Oregon has a plan for selling hard-to-come-by gasoline Motorists with even-numbered license plates get qas on the even-numbered Jays the of problems raised by the world e n e r g y crisis. The planned meeting was pictured as the first phase of an energy action group. In Brussels, the Common Market executive commission urged the dine member governments to make a positive reply to the U.S. proposal for such a group. “The nine countries of the community should without further delay prepare themselves to react to these initiatives,’’ the commission said. at WASHINGTON (AP) - The foreign ministers of eight major oil-consuming nations have been invited to attend a meeting here next month on global energy problems, the White House announced Wednesday. Initial response- to the invitations sent to Japan. Canada and six Western European nations was positive. The purpose of the conference. according to the announcement made in San Clemente. Calif., is “to discuss an action program on international energy problems.” The announcement said President Nixon sent personal messages to the heads of government of France, Germany. Britain. Italy, the- Netherlands and Norway, as well as Japan and Canada, inviting the foreign ministers to the Feb. ll session. Positive responses were voiced Wednesday night by rt presentatives of .Japan. Canada and Britain. Taken Miki. Japan’s deputy-prime minister, indicated .Ja pan would take part in the meeting. He said the proposal was “certainly worthy of study and I did not get the impression that the proposal was unacceptable. “International collaboration is indispensable it we are to resolve the energy problem from a long-term point of view,” he said. "It can hardly be solved one-sidedly in a framework of confrontation Miki thus reduced the possibility that Japan would follow an independent course in negotiating an agreement with the oil-producing nations. Canada’s foreign secretary, Mitchell Sharp, said in Ottawa that he welcomed Nixon s invitation. He called it an appropriate initiative toward the energy problem. In London, Prime Minister Edward Heath echoed Shat p and indicated his government would anend. The San Clemente announcement also said Nixon had sent personal messages to the heads of the nations of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, informing them of the Feb. ll meeting and suggesting a later confer ence- of oil-consuming and oil-producing nations. In Geneva. Switzerland. where the,exporting countries just ended a meeting. Iranian finance YI i n i s t e r Jamshid Amouzegar said “the door is always open” to such a conference. Plans for a similar meeting had l>een discussed by the exporters during their meeting. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger last month suggested establishing a group for a joint examination and solution The 14-man body said the reaction should be “on a community basis, thus ruling out national replies, which could only weaken the political solidarity which the community expects to show to bear witness to its own existence and importance.” Common Market sources said later West Germany would represent the community as a whole. The West Germans are chairing the community’s Council of Ministers for the first half of 1974. Don H. Morris, ACC Leader For 29 Years, Dies at 71 Dr. Don ll Morris, who served Abilene Christian College as president lur 29 of its fix years, was pronounced dead at 1:20 p m. Wednesday in the emergency room of West Texas Medical Center. Dr. Morris, 71, Chancellor of ACC, suffered a heart attack I)nti ll. Morris: Abilene ( it ie. church and colletic lender. I*ic 12.13 I alxiut noon Wednesday on the Abilene Christian College Campos. Funeral services will lie at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the College Church of Christ auditorium. The services will be conducted by Dr. John Stevens. President of ACC. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home. DK. MORRIS had attended the fourth annual Preachers and Elders Workshop being held in Moody Coliseum on the ACC campus W ednesday morning. Shortly before noon. Inside Today DR. DUN MORRIS . . . Al I t ha nee! lur he lett the coliseum and was walking across the campus lo his office accompanied by Woodrow Wilson and Robert Johnston, both ACC Bible professors. W itnesses said Dr. Morris became ill and collapsed next to the sidewalk. He was rushed to Hendrick Memorial Hospital by ambulance, and was immediately transferred to West Texas .Medical Center shortly after noon. Stock Market Falls Heavily Again The stock market fell heavily again Wednesday amid fears that recent unprecedented increases in oil prices would hurt the economies of the United States and other industrialized nations. Pg. 7B. Price Darnel Jr. overcame a ma|or attempt to dilute hts power as president of the Texas Constitutional Convention. Pg I B odd numbers n the add. Pg. 2A Amusements 41 Astrology 2B Bridge 2B Classified 4-7C Comics 26 Dr. Lamb 2B Editor.alt 4A Farm 8-lOA Markets 6,7B Obituaries ISA Oil I 0,11 A Sports 1-3C Sylvia Porter 7B Today in History BB TV Loa 4B TV Scout 4B Women s News 2.3B “Don Morns lived for what he bel eved into the very end.” said Dr. Stevens. “His last minutes alive were on the campus of Abilene Christian College. As president of the college for 29 years, as vice president for eight years, as a leacher and student, and now as chancellor for the past 4U years, he has left a mark which will endure with the institution.” “He has had a profound .spiritual influence in the lives of countless thousands of students, ex-students, the whole ACC family and friends through the world,” continued Stevens. “There was probably no man throughout the Churches of Christ more respected and more trusted than Don ll. Morns.” AS STI DENT, teacher, and administrator, Don Heath Morris was associated with Abilene Christian College for 47 of his 71 years. He w an the school’s seventh president, and served longer than any other in its history'. Mining all the presidents of Vbilene’s three institutions of higher learning, only one other had longer tenure than he. That was Dr .I I). Sandeter who headed Hardm-Simmons I diversity for SI years, from PHW to 1940 President Morris guided Abilene ( brist ian College through some of its most trying times, but also through it' most s|iectaeular growth. He took over its reins iii' IOU! and tour of his first five years as ch.et were during wartime The end of World War ll brought problems of a different nature — suddenly swollen enrollments, which called for mole facilities and more teachers to handle the students. THE COLLEGE was just emerging from the Depression and was beg uiling to prosper. See Al C’s IKEN. Pg. IHA. Col. I Ice at Dyess Texas Highway Dept, reported late Wednesday that all highways from 50 miles south of Lubbock to 50 miles south of Wichita Falls were covered with ice. By dusk the ice had spread into the Dallas-Fort Worth area and drizzle was reported at Waco Eubanks said the chilly weather is caused by an Arctic cold front which moved through Abilene at 9 a.m. Tuesday, dropping the temperature 26 degrees in an hour, plus an upper level low pressure trough .situated over Arizona. Eubanks said this condition causes “the warm moist air aloft to over1 * run the colder air at the surface,” causing freezing rain instead of snow. The National Weather Service at the Abilene Municipal Airport recorded a trace of rain between 7:15 a in. Wednesday and OI inch be tween 3:40 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. Wednesday. Paint Rock reported .20 inch of moisture Wednesday. The Weather Service said ice would be the rule over the northern half of the state Thursday. One death was recorded as the bad weather moved ut. See COLD, Pg. IHA. Col. I Divide School By JOHN GANDY Keporter-News Staff Writer NOLAN — Encouraged by a pledge from state officials to pay 75 per cent of the cost of new cafeteria equipment, Divide School District officials continue to recover from a fire that destroyed the main building of their school last Thursday. L.L. Pruden. Divide School Superintendent, W ednesday said he and school board “It looks like now the conditions are improving but we’re keeping the chance tor freezing ram until Thursday morning,” National Weather Service forecaster Dale Eubanks said Wednesday night. A fit) |>er cent chance of icy streets is predicted for early Thursday. “No snow, just ram.” Eubanks said. Freezing rain hit the Panhandle Wednesday and covered the area with ice. The John M. Womble. who Is assistant manager of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, learned a people-who-live-in-glass-houses or maybe a let-he-who-is-with-out-sin lesson the other day. And he can credit John Hatchet. assistant city manager who is a neighbor, with at least in spiring the action that proved educational. * * * Some big dogs, it seems, have been causing trouble in the neighborhood, roaming around, upsetting full garbage cans. Womble mentioned the problem to Hatchet who mentioned that the city’s animal control people might straighten out the station. Womble followed up on the suggestion. And he was taking his ease at home shortly thereafter when his 10-year-old son. Rick, who had taken the Wombles’ toy poodle out for her periodic exercise, came running in calling, “Daddy! Daddy! Come quick!” Daddy did. And out in the yard he found this confrontation between his very tiny dog, Trixie, and a very large dog catcher. “Yip! Yip!” Trixie said in her loudest voice. “I’ve got to write you a citation.” the dog catcher said in a controlled voice. “But I’m the one who called you to catch the big dogs turn ing over garbage cans,” Womble said on agitated voice. “I can’t catch them — and your dog is not on a leash.’’ the (logman said in a logical voice. He backed up his words with a decisive gesture — he handed John the citation. «k * * Mrs. Philip (Lanai Marzolino, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cox of Hawley, has been teaching the last six years in Lubbock, T his mid-semester she resigned to move to San Antonio where her husband, an Air Force captain, has been assigned. She teaches small students and the children were upset when they learned she was leaving. "What will we do?” one little boy asked. “Oh, \(»u will have another teacher,” Mrs. Marzolino explained. "You know,” a helpful little girl explained to her classmate, “We ll get a step-teaclicr.” * * * It took some doing for Mrs. Marzolino to get the children used to the idea of change. She explained She would always love them and remember them. One tow-head vowed to her eternal devotion. “When I grow up and have a baby,” he said. “I’m going to name it for you. I'm going to name it ’Mi/. Marzolino’!" ;

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