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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas €f)e Allene Sporter ' ••    .    £    f    .    "i£*    -r*    •    •*■    "»    *    '    ■'    /*    '■    '    . ft ,    "    . -• 4 '    "    v    •    ’    '    ■;■■    *    ..... ; *    '  . TJZZ1"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron93RD YEAR, NO. 210 PHONE 673-4271    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    79604,    SUNDAY    MORNING,    JANUARY    13,    1974—EIGHTY-EIGHT PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY -fie State Sales Tat Tunisia and Libya To Form One State Colorful number The new 1974 red and white Texas license plates like these displayed by tax clerk Kathy Deathrage will be moved Monday from the Texas Highway Department warehouse to the Taylor County tax office. but the plates will not go on sale until Feb.* I. Peo ple who have received their three-part registration forms can go ahead and mail the form, the fee and one dollar to cover postage, but the plates still will not be mailed until Feb. I. (Stalf Photo bv Don Blaklev) Baird Woman Scores Rules Reporter-News Austin Bureau AUSTIN — Mrs. James (Marguerite! Snyder of Baird won a big victory Saturday when the State Democratic Executive Committee’s rules subcommittee adopted a set of procedures for this year’s party conventions which her drafting committee had proposed. Mrs. Snyder is the SDEC member from the 24th District and is vice chairman of the rules subcommittee. She read the resolution proposing the • regulations” which are being adopted under national Democratic party regulations to govern the selection of delegates from Texas to the party's national conference to be held in December. THERE WERE some revisions and compromises but the essence of Mrs. Snyder’s report resisted any major amendment. Harris County Democratic Chairman Bill Williams offered several amendments designed to provide proportional representation along the lines provided in the 1972 presiden- Flnal decision. Pg. UA tial precinct conventions. But none of them got more than three or four votes from the 14 members of the committee. The result is that the state committee meeting here next Saturday will get a recommendation that precinct convention majorities can elect the entire delegation to the county conventions. At the 1972 precinct conventions any group making up as much as 20 pier cent of the precinct convention was entitiled to elect its proportion's share of the delegates to the county convention. Mrs. Snyder voted with the majority on all issues before the committee Saturday. The majority, led by committeman John Brunson of Houston, agreed to a provision to which 20 per cent at a precinct convention could nominate delegates to the county convention. But, unlike 1972, the minority could not elect its share of the delegates. THE REGULATIONS adopted by the SDEC next Saturday will be subject to review by a National Democratic Party Commission to see whether they meet the 1974 version of “fair play” which was required in 1972. The national party has tentatively agreed to eliminate the quota system on race, sex and age, which was required for the 1972 convention which nominated Sen. George McGovern for President. Mrs Snyder was accompanied by her husband, a Baird rancher, on her tup to Austin for the Rules C o rn in i 11 e e meeting. U. N. Force Having Trouble - Waldheim UNITED NATIONS. NY. (AP) — Secretary General Hurt Waldheim, in a report to the Security Council on Satur-. day, described the Egyptian- Woman Has Narrow Escape in Accident ROTAN (RNS) - A Knox City woman narrowly escaped death Friday when her car was demolished in a collision with an oil truck pulling a semi-trailer three miles south of the Hobbs community, according to Highway Patrolman Allen Arnwine of Roby. Mrs. Hay Davis Roberts, 36, was listed in satisfactory, condition in Callan Hospital in Rotan Saturday night recovering from bruises, abrasions and a broken rib. The collision occurred at the intersection of FM 611 and U.S. 180. Mrs. Roberts was alone in her car travelling south on FM 611 at the time. Her car was demolished and the truck’s trailer overturned, blocking the highway for an hour. Mrs. Roberts ' as at first thought to be dead but regained consciousness before being transported to the hospital. Charlie Albert Barry of Abilene, driver of the truck, was uninjured. Arnwine was assisted in his investigation by Highway Patrolman Albert Hataway, also of Roby. Deputy Sheriff Micky Counts of Roby assisted in traffic control. Israeli cease-fire sector as • unstable and potentially explosive.” The four-page report on Waldheim’s progress in deploying the U N. Emergency Force in the area said the force was having trouble interposing its units between the two sides. The report gave the strength of the force as 5.545 and told of plans to add 2.920 men by Feb. 9, which would make a total of 7,565 against an authorized strength “in the order of 7,000.” Waldheim explained that he had had to exceed his target limit of about 600 men for any one national contingent because the council’s decision to divide logistic duties between Canada and Poland had made it impossible to limit their contingents to that number. Canada has 1,086 and Poland 821 men in the force. 'Che secretary general said the U.N. force was “using its best efforts to prevent a recurrence of the lighting.” TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) - Libya and Tunisia, neighboring Arab states, announced Saturday they will unite into one country with one president, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said. President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia said later the new state, which will have a single constitution, army, flag, executive branch and legislature, “will help us face and meet our new enemies, particularly Israel.” The two countries have had divergent policies on Israel. with Tunisia being the more conciliatory toward the Jewish nation. The new nation will be called tho Arab Islamic Republic and Bourguiba said he also hoped Algeria, Mauretania and “possibly” Morocco would join in the newly signed union. Bourguiba and the Libyan leader. Col. Moammar Khada-fy. signed the union agreement after two days of talks on the island of Jerba. 350 miles south of Tunis, Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohammed Masmoudi said in a statement. The union is to be ratified by the two countries in a referendum. It was Khadafy’s second union agreement in 14 years and cast new doubt on the already cloudy future of his August 1972 accord to merge his wealthy oil nation with Egypt. which neighbors Libya on the other side. The agreement struck a blow at American influence in Africa and the Arab world and was expected to be greeted with enthusiasm by many of Tunisia’s university students who have denounced Bourguiba as excessive pro-Western and American influenced. Hundreds of young Tunisians gathered in downtown streets to hail the agreement. They marched to the Tuni headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization while chanting: “Palestine, one single Arab people.” A referendum was set for March 20 to obtain approval of the union accord from the more than six million people of the two North African countries. The date of the referendum originally had been set for next Friday, but Bourguiba said Saturday night the vote was postponed “for reasons of procedure.” The merger announcement ‘did not indicate which leader would run the new combined nation, and gave no deadline for completion of the union. Both Khadafv and Bourguiba are autocrats and national independence symbols in their own lands, and ‘heir foreign U. S. influence a factor, Pg. 12A The 'ears' have it and domestic policies differ sharply. Bourguiba publicly ridiculed a unity feeler from Khadafy last summer and there was no indication what prompted him to join Khada-fy’s zealous attempts at Arab unity. Rumors of a possible Libya-Tumsia merger had been floating around the Middle East for more than four See NATION, Pg. 16A, Col. 1 'Stars' meet year-old Misti Hagler. cover girl for the special Rehab Center section included in Sunday s Reporter-News. Misti’s mother, Mrs. Clinton Hagler of 1642 N. Bowie, holds her daughter, a patient at the Center. (Staff Photo bv Tom Anderson) Everybody In Rehab Wins Benefit B> JOHN GANDY Reporter-New* Staff Writer There weren’t any losers at the fourth annual “Rehab 74” telecast benefit for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center from Abilene Civic Center Saturday night. The center won by receiving thousands of dollars in contributions and a new bus to transport patients. Members of the studio and television audience won by seeing a variety of entertainment from well-known performers. THE STARS who participated in the show were rewarded Where does a grand champion rabbit sit? Just about anywhere he wants, says Gordon Roberts, ll, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell ot Hamlin, atter his entry won grand champion buck honors Saturday in the Hamlin 4-Ii - FFA Livestock Show. His hefty rabbit perches on his shoulder w hile casting a wary eye at Reporter-News photographer John Best, who snapped the impromptu piggv-back’ ride. with a satisfaction of participating in a worthy cause. About I,BW) persons attended the 7:.’MI p m. show' at the center. They watched performances by co-hosts Rex Allen Sr. and Shari l-cwis, Jeannie C Riley, Pat Buttram. the Homesteaders, the Men of the West, Pedro Gonzales Gonzales. Walt Garrison, Carol Hall. Arthur Duncan. Bill Mack, Sandy Langford. Belinda Myrick and Phil Lyne and Rex Allen Jr. Miss Lewis, attending her third Rehab, said she really e n j o y e d participating and would like to come back every year. “It’s a. very special atmosphere,” she said. “The center is very special to me, and it gives me a chance to make friends with many of the local people here.” Miss Lewis made a star of one “local” when she used Mary Mushy of Abilene* See REHAB. Pg. UA. Col. 5 Inside Todoy Energy Crisis Relief Under Texas Lands Texas may find some relief from the energy crisis by tapping vast amounts of hot water under the state s lands. Pg 19A. 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