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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 83RD YEAR, NO. 208 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY ll. 1974—THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (ZP) Kissinger Expects Trip To Yield Basis for Talks It was a happening you might expect, now that the government has turned the sun backward in its flight. And within a few hours here came two reports of it. one from Dixie Thomas, Perry-Hunter-Hall personage, and one from Mrs. R.V. Robinson of Ranger. This week, according to these two accounts, a first-grader came into school late. “Why are you tardy?” the teacher asked. “I missed the bus tonight.” the child explained. •    *    • • Dixie called to conduct a high-level discussion of Daylight Saving Time, the new January phenomenon. She told about a bumper sticker inspired by some of the energy crisis argument: 4 l>*t the so-and-sos freeze in the dark. ’ (letting to work these mornings. she said,    “I    feel    that s just what's    happening    to    me.” rn    rn    rn One Abilene parent, unhappy over getting children to school before the dawn, decided one morning this week that, already unhappy, he might as well perform some unhappy duties while out. Drop the kids and then go pay the taxes. “I tried,” the parent moaned, “but you know what luck I had. City Hall not open. Courthouse not open either. And you may be sure I was even unhappier. “Let’s get things organized. If its too early for government. . .” + • • One parent turned poetic over the matter. Rov Shake, entomologist and biologist at Abilene Christian College, took a moonlight ride Monday delivering his car pool, came home, took pen in hand and wrote: • • * Twas the 7th of January in the year ’74 When the President had decreed, “You will” the day before. With my physiological clock limping And my eyes weary, too, The 6 o’clock alarm made me reach for my shoe. I had just got to bed from an extra long day When my son said. “Dad let’s be on our way.” So together at 7 we both hit the door. The car pool comes early! ’'I is as dark as at 4! As we piled in the auto to go across town, High in the west the moon could be found. “This is crazy, son.’ I said with a yawn and a frown. “This early morn education is getting me down!” So the energy crisis we must all help solve By the techniques now known as “getting involved ” With narrow eye apertures and weariness of bone, I headed the auto and weary self home And realized the wisdom i ?» at this early hour Of converting from solar to blight high moon power. Baptists Taking No Gamble-New Church in Sight JACKPOT, Nev. i AP > -Ten to one the Baptists here won’t be worshipping much longer in a gambling casino’s cocktail lounge. They’re getting a new church donated by gambling interests in Jackpot and from Southern Baptists from North Carolina. “We’re tickled to death.” says the Rev. Robert C. Schreckenberg. pastor of the Eastside Baptist Church of Twin Falls. Idaho. He conducts a Sunday school in tho Horseshu Club lounge at Cactus Pete's casino. On Tuesdays. The Rev. Mr. Schreckenberg said a group of churchmen from the Asheville-Mars Hill, N.C., area plan to travel by caravan to Jackpot in late spring or early summer to erect a $50,000 chapel. He says the North Carolina group was headed by businessman Dan Young and the Rev. E.J. Jenkins, an area superintendent of missions. The plot of ground will be paid for primarily bv Albert H. Huber, president of Cactus Pete’s, and a “sizable donation” is also expected from Lavelle Barton, owner of the Club 93 casino in Jackpot, savs the llev. Mr. Schreckenberg. He says the chapel, a 36-bv 70-foot frame- structure, will be built in about six days. The crew will come at its own expense. Most of the money for the chapel was raised in North Carolina, he says. Until the chapel is completed, once a week the “Closed tor C hurch” sign will hang over the arched brick doorway leading into the lounge and 50 to 55 children and adults will file past a battery of slot machines to worship. “I'm sure God has no objection to our meeting place, as long as we are delivering the Gospel.” says the pastor. Asked how he and his denomination felt about gambling. the Rev. Mr. Schreckenberg said, “I’m sure the church opposes it. I’m sure the folks down in North Carolina oppose it. I don’t think it's right. “But we never criticize the establishment. They know where we stand. Mr. Huber and Mr. Barton know how we feel. We don’t preach the negative. We've got something more positive to preach and that's Jesus Christ.” The Re*. Mr. Schreckenberg says a former church member is a ministerial student at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S C. “His name is Mal Hightower and his daddy is a dealer at Mr. Huber’s place and his mother works as a secretary in Mr. Huber's office.” he says. ‘‘Hal was converted to Jesus Christ in our Sunday school and was baptized at our summer camp north of Ketchum i Idaho I.” He acknowledges that the cooperation he's received from gambling interests is somewhat unusual. ‘ But the^e people have been very nice. Many of the families of their employes come to us and they’re concerned about their employes spiritual life,” the pastor says. He says the Jackpot ministry was begun as a mission project of his nearby Twin Flails church. The Nevada group has moved from a laundromat and Barton s Club 93 Convention Center before occupying at Cactus Pete s. Convention Delegates Strike A Blow for Women's Rights AUSTIN, Tex. »API - The Texas Constitutional Convention elected Sen. A M. Alkin its vice-president Thursday and adopted a rule book, striking a blow for women's rights in passing. Aikin, 68. dean of the Senate with 41 years of service iii the. legislature, v\as elected by acclamation. A Democrat from I‘arts. Aikin had been mentioned bs friends from the Senate as their first choice for convention president, but they withdrew plans to run him against House Speaker Price Daniel Jr., who was elected Picture. Pg. IB presiding officer Tuesday. Rules were approved 154-12 at the close of 24 days of sometimes angry debate. Only Rep. Billy Williamson, D-Tyler, an almost daily critic of Daniel and his “reform” speakership, was the only leg-islator-delegate to speak oui against approval of the muyh-amended set of rules originally drafted by a House-Sen-ate convention planning committee “These rules are strictly a reflection of the leadership of this convention. It is hard for me to accept this when reform was mentioned by the same people who are now urging what they used to refer to as anti-reform tactics,” Williamson said. A few minutes before, Williamson objected to an amendment to eliminate “he,” “his” or “him” as the rule book's common pronoun for both male and female delegates. The convention voted 130-28 to substitute “he or she.” “him or her” or “his or hers ' or simply the word “dele-gate.” “ This is being ottered as a See DEBATE, Pg HA, Col. I 'Gotcha this time!' Jm.lv Johnson. De Leon 4-H'er. wasn't going to let her sheep get away a third time during the Comanche County Junior Livestock Show at Comanche Thursday. -Withe sheep had shown his escaping ability during the judging, Judy decided a headlock would slow him down -it did— and the small girl won first and a blue ribbon with her medium weight fine wool cross. She is the daughter ot Mi. and Mrs. Jackie Johnson of De Leon. Story, Pg. BA. (Staff Photo by J. I. Smith) ^  ? Abilene City Council Okays Lowering of Speed Bv BILL GDL Ll)    firmed Tuesday by the    ’Texas Reporter-News Staff Writer    Highway Commission. The Abilene City Council at    Deliberation by the council its regular meeting Thursday    resulted in    agreement    with authorized the lowering of    I aliaferro s    reasoning,    and bleeds in the city to federally    (ity Mgt. H.P. Clifton and acceptable limits.    City Atty. Don Cheatham were The councilmen first eonsid-    asked for advice on circum* ered and passed on final read-    venting the ordinance just ing an ordinance dropping ihe    passed, legal speed on several city    The solution, as set forth tn streets lo 50 miles per hour.    Section 17-5    of the City    (ode^ The limits had been as high as    was for (Tifton to enact    the 55 60 m.p.h. in some places.    rn.p h. speed limit on an ”ex- After that action had been    pc‘i*imental basis” for a period taken, however, Councilman    up to 90 days. 'The council is Scott Taliaferro suggested    expected to give its official that the limit should have    approval of the measure Jan. been set at 55 m p h. to coin-    24 at its next meeting. fide with a law signed Jan. 2    The    new    55 m.p.h. speed by President Nixon and af-    limit will go into effect ut Inside Todoy Energy Crisis Worries Texans Texas Congressmen say AmX!?*** ...........• their constituents are      4B more concerned about    Comics*11 ...........• the enerqy crisis than    Or. lamb ......  SB Watergate. Pq. 4B.    ............ 6 ,    t|.4i ,    Markets . .    *>C Attv Gen. John Hill has Obituaries    2A,    BB,    BD OU     4,    SC ruled out state aid tor de-    sportl    IOC nominational colleges    Sylvia Porter    ..... • • JC which require faculty and    TV^*L®'n    H“torv    SD staff to adhere to certain    TV    BD religious beliefs. Pg. IB.    Women's    News ........ 8,71 Limits 12:01 a m. Jan. 20 at tile following locations in Abilene: # South 1st from Winter’s Freeway to west city limits; # E.S. lith (Highway 361 from Judge Ely Blvd. (formerly Stadium Way > ti) .south city limits; # Ambler Avenue (Highway 3511 from Judge Ely Blvd. to east city limits; # Buffalo Gap Rd. (EM 6131 from the south property line of Winter s Freeway to Navarro Road; # Buffalo Gap KU. from Antilley Road to south city limits; # Jake Roberts Freeway (Dxip 322i from the east property line of South Treadaway (U.S. 83-841 to South lith (Hwy. 361; # Oldham Lane (FM 1750) from a point 2.400 feet south of the south property line of South lith to the south city limits; # Pine Street from Huckleberry Lane to north city lim its; # Treadaway from Abilene Southern Railroad to south city limits; # U.S. 8(1 East from Judge Ely Blvd. to east cfty limits; # West Phantom Hill Lake Road from a point one-fifth mile north of the south property line of east Stamford Street lo the north city limits. WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said Thursday he expects his trio to the Middle East to produce a basis of negotiations between Egypt and Israel on disengagement of their forces near the Suez Canal. Kissinger agreed at a news conference with the suggestion that there is a danger that he would eclipse the role of the countries in reaching an agreement. But he said “in this crucial phase it’s most important to ge4 the process started.” Kissinger was scheduled to leave at midnight for Egypt with a brief stop along the way in Spain. He said he will take to President Vnwar Sadat of Egypt some “general ideas” about disengagement and then, iii Israel, see whether a concrete proposal for disengagement can be reached. Offering himself as willing to shuttle between Sadat and the Israeli Cabinet. Kissinger said he would then gladly go to Aswan, where Sadat is recovering from bronchitis to nail the proposal down. The secretary said he did not expect Israel and Egypt actually to reach an agreement during his third swing through the Middle Hast since the Israeli war. “The more likely outcome of this would be that negotiations could be conducted” in Geneva, he said. After flying all night. Kissinger will reach Madrid rn midafternoon for a two hour meeting with Pedro Cortina, the Spanish foreign minister. The talks are likely to locus on continued use of an air base outside Madrid and a nuclear submarine base at Rota. Kissinger is due in Aswan Friday night and will stay' over until Saturday evening when he Hies to Jerusalem to see Premier Golda Meir and Israeli cabinet ministers. On other matters Kissinger said: 1. 'The administration would seek in a series of meetings with consuming and producing nations a global approach to sources of energy supply and the pricing of gasoline and other products. 2. France, in working out an agreement with oil rich Saudi Arabia may be helping itself, but in the long run faces tie prospect of being sucked into an international depression as demands for energy escalate beyond supply. J. The underdeveloped na- t tions stand to suffer the most from the energy shortage, with all the foreign aid that has flown to them over tho years outstripped in one day by a hike in oil prices. 4. Substantial progress has been made between the United States and Panama toward a statement of principles to guide a new Canal Zone Treaty. Kissinger did not dispute reports that the United States and Israel are near agreement after Defense Minister Moshe Dayan's trip here last week on an Israeli withdrawal from the Suez canal. But he said he was not bunging any specific proposal to Sadat. City Hall Takes Sweetness Out of Employe Coffee Pot TAYLOR. Mich. (AP) -The 327 City Hall employes in this Detroit suburb won’t be getting free coffee anymore. The City Council voted Wednesday to cut off coffee funds. The council’s move came after City Clerk John Sabo complained about losing his secretary for lack of funds. Sabo told the council he didn’t see the logic in firing a secretary to save money while continuing to spend $6,580 a year on coffee, tea. sugar and cream. The council agreed. “I didn't think the council would ax the coffee.” Sabo said. “I was just trying to make a point about costs.” Borden Judge Enters Race for Legislature SNYDER i BNS i - Glenn Toombs, 43. Harden County Judge, has announced that he will be a candidate in the Democratic Primary for the nomination to the state legislature. Ile will be a candidate in the 63rd Legislative District which includes Borden. Coke. Dawson. Howard. Scurry and Sterling counties. The seat is presently held by Renal Rosson of Snyder, who is not seeking reelection. Toombs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Toombs of Snyder. is sen mg his first term as Borden County Judge. He has a farm in both Borden and Scurry counties about 26 miles northeast of Gail. Born in Merkel, he attended Merkel Elementary School and was graduated from Fluvanna High School. Ile attended Amarillo Junior College and Texas Tech University. Toombs was employed in the general office of Santa Fe Railway Co. in Amarillo. Plainview and Lubbock fort)1.* years. He was employed bv Merchants Fast Motor Lines in Lubbock for about 3‘2 years. Mr. and Mrs. Toombs GLENN TOOMBS . . . Borden County Judge moved back to Borden County where he was the deputy sheriff under the late Sid Reeder from 1959-63. The Toombses have three children. Charlotte who is a graduate student at lexas Tech; Mike. a junior at Tech; and Patrick, an eighth grade student at Borden County Schools. Ralph Miller of Fluvanna is Toombs's campaign manager. ;

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