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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR; NO! 222 'PHONE 673-4271 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Pro.ii By ELMli RUCKER Better Let a 'Vet' Give Dog Its Shots Q. I've always given-my dogs (heir own vaccinations, shots ami so forth. Can I give my-own rabies shol and slill gel a license from the cily or do I have lo go (p and ]iny for ilV I can (to il much cheaper iuysclt. Be- sides my dog gels car sick and I don't like to drive her lo the vet. 'A. You'll have lo find another way lo save money because the Animal Shelter says the shot must be given by a licensed veterinari- an. If they're nol given properly, llicy won'l lake. You gel the rabies shol ami the city lags al (he same time frqiri your veteri- narian. Q. They're digging up the alley behind my house, pulling in some kind of cable (on K.N. IVhal is it and wlio is ilV A. ll's Hie gas company laying flexible polyelhelene pipe in your alley. You are about lo have a new gas main, sir, II- Please scltle a litljc argument. I remember reading several years ago about a C year old girl giving birth lo baby. A friend of mine says It's Impossi- ble for a six-year-old lo give birlli bul I swear I saw the article In your paper. A. You did. The youngest mollier on re cord was a six-year-old girl from South America. Not quile as astounding but still unusual is the fact that a girl-who had jusl turned 11 gave birth at Hendrick Memorial Hospital here nol loo long ago. Q. Why doesn't Ihe.Reporter-News' en- courage payment by mail to carriers? Seems il would be much easier for cus- tomers (o mail payment. I know lor a facl it takes live to ten days lo cater every customer al home lo col- lect. This lakes considerable time away from Ihe carriers' school books. A. You must be the mollier of a carrier. And you should be proud; those kids are industrious. The Hcporlcr-News does en- courage any type payment that alleviates the problem of collection and makes. Hie carriers'. jobs easier. Al the same time, subscribers' satisfaction musl be considered so if Ihe subscriber wants to pay cash lo tlie carrier, then ihc carrier is to collect it. Some subscribers mail their checks for 3, 6 or 12 months directly to the newspaper. Payment by the year earns a- 5 per cent discount. Some carriers include a self-ad- dressed envelope in Hie paper at Ihe end of each month because il's oflen difficult lo find subscribers at home. Whether the check is .sent lo Ihe.paper or lo Ihe carrier, the carrier gets credit for il. Recently ad ran In your nancr .reading "Two-bedroom house, nice and clean, near all kinds of shopping. Refer- ences and marriage license. No Air Force. Deposit, clc." Isn't (his agalnsl (he federal housing law? I mean (o specify no Air Force. I'm sure Ihe majority have been vacci- nated and although the pay isn'l the best, we consider the occupation rc- spcclablc anil are darn proud lo be parl of the USAK. A. Possibly Hie owner was thinking in .Icriiis of a five, six or seven-year lease. Sometimes military personnel arc trans- ferred in two or three years.. Whatever the reason, very friend- ly definitely nol loo patriotic. But (surprisingly) it's also perfeclly legal providing the property owner owns no more than one unil for rent. In other words, if you mvn a home, move lo another and decide to rent out tbc first one, you are nol subject lo the housine discrimination laws. A person in Ihe renlallmsiness or who owns more Ilian one unit must comply with all the non-dis- criminalory rules and regulations, accord- ing lo housing aulhorilies. Address rmeslions to Action l.lne, Bov 30, Abilene, Texas 7500-1. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and'addrcsscs given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible. ____ 'Kung-P'hooey' Says Youngster Two young would-be karate enthusiasts learned Thursday night lhal all lhat stuff doesn't always work al home like il does in (he movies. According lo police reports, the two had jusl been lo a "kar- ate type" movie and were back at home playing. One picked up a kniFe and made a playful thrust at the other. The second boy kicked al Ihe knife and it stuck him in Ihe right ihigh. The VJ-ycnr old boy was.lrcaled and released at Hendrick Memorial'Hospital for his wound. Tic-leased, a litlle older, a lilllc lamer, and a lol wiser. British Full-Time Work Hopes Dashed They Qan Start Fires Abilene Fne Jnsrjeclpis Bill IMoolj. left and D W. Kelly exhiiiUtems which can contribute la fires. The items are part of a department.fire prevention education, program. (Slaft Photo by Don Blaklcy) Two Firemen Acquainted With Wearing Many Hats By .JULIE KLINT Associated Press Writer LONDON The gov- ernment today of a return to full-time work and said the threat of a nationwide coal strike made il more neces- sary than'ever to keep industry on a three-day schedule. lincrgy Minister Patrick Jen- kin told Hie House of Commons that electricity must be.con- served more al home to keep industry operating oven on Ilia limited'schedule. He sajd the government had been considering relaxing re- strictions on the work week, "bul yesterday's decision by the executives of Ihe National Union of Jlineworkers has in- troduced a new dimension." The 27-m'an executive com- mittee of the union voted 1G-10 in favor of recommending a na- Telephones Disrupted SAN ANTONIO (AP) Lightning 'struck an under- ground telephone .cable south of here around midnight, knocking .out' long distance telephone service to users in Corpus Christi south .to'the Rio Grande -Valley. A Southwestern Bell Tele- phone. Co. spokesman said ap- proxiniaiely telephone customers were affected by the comiiHinicalions blackout which he expected to lasl al least throughout the day. By KEN Heporler-News Staff Writer D. W. Kelly and Bill Mooty are a couple of firemen with quite a few titles. Kelly and Mooty, who com- bined have 39 years of service with the Abilene Fire Deparl- mcnt, are considered firemen first, but the pair are also fire inspectors, certified law en- forcement officers and arson- ist investigators.. The two men are Ihe cily's Jfirsl firemen lo complete bas- ic training in Ihe Abilene Po- lice Academy which qualified (hem as law enforcement offi- cers. THEIR PRIMARY .duties arc as fire inspectors. Mooty has 11 years of experience as a fire inspector, while. Kelly is credited with 10 years' experi- ence. As fire inspectors, the men's duties arc informing the pub- lic on Ihe prevention of fires and inspecting buildings for fire hazards. "Some people don't even know whal contributes to a Mooly The APD recently purchased a fire prevention demonstra- tion kit which Kelly and Moo- ly use to acquaint church or- ganizations, civic clubs and schools lo. Ihe danger of many items with fire potential. "We'll lalk lo anyone who will listen to said Kelly. A parl' of the job as fire inspector calls for the two to answer calls and inspect va- cant lots with high weeded areas. "THE PENALTY for such a violation is the same as any other city ordinance. You can be fined up to We prefer not f'le charges on any- Mooly explained. As fire inspeclors, who work within.Ihe fire'marshal's of- fice, Mooly and Kelly were re- McCothren Homed To Banking Post Commerce. -'VA are extremely add T man of Ihis stat Citizens National Bank Boarrl Chairman Oliver Howard and President Bob Upton announced Kriday the election of Bob Mc- Cathrcn IB vice president for business development. A nalivc of Abilene, the 41- year-old McCalhrcn has served since 1972 as assistant sales manager for Gooch Packing Co., and worked for almost three-years as assistant manag- er of'' Ihe 'Abilene Chamber of Commerce. pleased in statiire lo our Upton said. "He brings years of experience in business devclopmonl and organizational management." BESIDES HIS Abilene cham- ber work, McCathrcn lias served wilh Ihe chambers ol commerce in Denver and Wichita Falls, lie studied seven years al U.S. Chamber of Commerce Insti- tutes For Organizational Man-' agcmenl. He graduated from Brcckcn- ridge High. School, allendcd Texas Christian University ami received a degree in secondary education from North Texas Slate University. He laughl at Brockem-ldgo. High School, served on Hie slaff of (he llreckcnndye American tional strike in a >vote' by its members; "in Hie face of -this further threat -lo power station coal supplies, the government' con- siders thai il would be impru- dcnl to introduce the easements we had hoped. .11 is all Ihe more necessary that we should achieve domestic savings in the Jenkiu said. Because of this lie also re- jected widespread pleas that television stations be allowed lo stay on the air until the normal half past midnight closing in- stead of shutting down at p.m. Jcnkin said maintenance of Britain on half lime was neces- sary must make abundantly clear that'the'gov-: eminent' is seeking, to prpie'ct' the people of tins country against Ihe ravages of inflation. One of Hie major Causes-of flation...which has been rucqg- nized by'" successive govern- ments, has been the pressing ol pay claims far in excess of what can be He also denied opposition charges thai the Conservative government was seeking a con- frontation wilh the mine work- ers as well as wilh organized labor in general. Tricky Pressure System Key to Heeded Rainfall Forecasters at the National Weather Service'have adopted a wail-and-see .altitude .about the weather during Ihe next 12 lo 24 hours. The forecast hinges on. which way a high-level low pressure system, now south of .'El Paso, will mu've.during thai time. The problem, said forecaster Jack Schnabel, is trying to predict that movement. "IF IT GOES north of Abilene we may: get al. 'said. ....If the system moves south, however, Schnabel -said more rain might be due.-A third possi- bility .is system may slay where it is, gathering more and more moisture. In that case, Schnabel said, Abilene could be in for a lot of rain. At Ihe present lime, the syslem ;secms lo be'drifting in an direction..; 8 c h n a b e 1 said forecasters have litlle .knowledge, of such systems, which-move without', apparent regard for normal up-. wind patterns. K U.S. DEPARTMHHT.OF COMMERCE Nalionol Wcalhcr Service (WccJIier Map, Pg. 7OJ ABILENE AND VICINITY radius] Mosljy mJlo mrougfi i SolurdffV wilh a tfiance lonighl and Internment roln on Saturday, r Winds lighl'ond vbriuble. High Ihtb noon and' Saturday In mid lonlahl in '-the low 40s. pnbobmly al precipllallcii 50 per cent lanlghl and .40 per cent on Saturday. High'- aad- low lor U hours ending 53 and 11. High ond low same dale lost year: 36- ancj 31.' Sunset Idsl niphl: sunrise todayi stinsel lonighl: quired lo obtain-the basic law enforcement certificate. "In order- for Mooly and Kelly lo be considered fire in- vestigators, they had to obtain a'certificate as law enforce- ment said Fire May. stial Leu Blackwood: have Ihe same authorities and power as policemen." During tenure', through the police academy., the men par- ticipated in all .the. courses taught except traffic proce- dures. "I LEARNED a lot, espe- cially about the criminal as- pect of Ihe law. II was .very helpful in learning iiow lo preserve evidence on the" scene the' crime. How to keep evidence where il is per- missible in Kelly said. .There is slill the Formality of completing 60 hours of lire investigation subjects: Black- wood said mpsl.of the (raining for Kelly and Mooly will' come from with Ihe department and annual fire schools.-. Blackwood said Abilene has been lucky as :fires caused by arsonists is con- cerned. "Abilene is way below: NIC average in national arson fig- ures. Such figures discourage crimes of he said. Fireman Red Tyson, also, in Ihe Fire Prevention Division, will be the next lo receive training through the police academy. Plumbing Executive Chosen Chamber's President-Elect By GEORGE NEAH Iteporler-News Staff Writer Robert. E.. (Bob) Hill, presi- dent of Western Plumbing Who- lesalers Inc., was erected Friday as president-elect of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. Hoff Hardy, president of West Texas Ulililies Co., was con- firmed by the Chamber's board of 'directors al their meeting as the new Chamber president. He has been president-elect for the past year and will succeed hoone Powell Jr., administrator of Hendrick Memorial Hospital, as president in March. Bill Terry, manager of KltliC, was elected as first vice presi- dent and Bob Upton, president of the Citizens National Bank, was named treasurer. .LACK (IRESSETT, Chamber manager, was confirmed as ex- ecutive vice president and sec- retary, a position he has held for. Ihe past lour years. Officers who will retire from their posts in March will be Powell, president; Hardy, presi- dent-elect, Don Maples, presi- dent of the Bank of Commerce, first vice president, and John Wright, president of Ihe First Stale Bank, treasurer. K. 11FTT president-elect Eight new directors who were elccled recently and will take office in March are L.A. Ander- son, president of Southwest Sav- ings and Loan Assn.; Charles Erwin, altorney with Wagstaff, II a r r e 11, Avis, Kvwin and Slubbeman; Claude Hicks, ad- iiiinislrator of Hendrick Home for Children; Hill; Upton; Moi- ey Millernmn, preskle.nl of Mill- HAliDY new president erman Insurance; Bob Morford, vice president of Gooch Packing Co., and Bill Scnler, president of Senler iieal- lors. A I. S 0 CONVIII.MET) were Ihree recently-elected directors of the Abilene Convention and Visitors 'Bureau 'Hay Little, Bob Bailey and Mack Kplen. Rebels Shell Phnom Penh Airport SUfl Phola by John Davit FIOR. McCATHUEN Citizens National Hank newspaper, taught a radio theory course at the Army's Southeastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, and a com- munications course al the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Insli- lutes for Organizational Man- agement. McCalhren is married to the former Margaret W o o d of BrcckcnrluBC. They live al I'ost Oak and have 'three chil- dren. Uy MATT FHAN.IOLA Associated Press Writer PIliS'OM PENH, Cambodia _ Insurgents shelled Phnom Penh's airport today as the loll from Thursday's artil- lery barrage in the capital rose lo 44 killed and 117 wounded, Ihe police said. Rebel gunners firing 105mm arlillery I o d a.y pumped ,10 rounds' at Ihe Pochentong Air- porl, 3V4 miles west of Ihe capi- tal, killing one person and wounding two olhcrs, Field re- .porters said. Insurgents also fired three artillery shells today into the southern part of Ihe cily, killing a girl and wounding three oth- ers, field reporters said. Government intelligence sources said the Khmer fiougc iiisurgcnls apparently have al least three captured American- made 105mm cm- placed near Ihe Pick Tlinot River south of the city. The guns have an effeclive range of six military sources believe Ihey arc concealed just south of a bend in the river thai is less than thai dislance away. Forty-six rounds landed in Ihe. .southern; parl of Phnom Penh Thursday night. Most of Iheni hit in a crowded, low-in- come housing area about yards west of President Ijon N'ol's palace. Weslern observ- ers believed the gunners were trying Id hit the palace. The barrage began aboul p.m. as.some families were cel- ebrating Ihe limar new year. The loll rose steadily through Ihe nighl as wounded persons died. The insurgents fired throe more 105mm rounds intu Hie southern parl of Phnom Penh this morning. One shell ex- ploded near a teacher and his family digging a shelter: the teacher's 3-year-old .daughter- was killed and throe oilier members or. Ihe family were wounded. Phnaiii 1'enli has been shelled almost daily since Dec. and mure than W persons have been killed. The Khmer Itouge -until this ,weck fired rockets from positions west and norlh- the city: When the Cambodian army 'drove them, back from'that'area, Ihe insur- gents a'dvanced qn Ihe south and southwest and began arlil- lery attacks from there. New Poster Child Chosen Eight year old -Julie Whigham has been chosen Poster Child for the Abilene Assn. for Retarded Child- ren's 1974 membership drive. Story, picture, Pg. 1-B. NEWS INDEX Amusements.....'.'....... 8C Bridge 9C Business Mirror...........8D Classified.............. 1-7D Carries 7B Editorials 4A Horoscope 5C Hospital Policnls..........7D Obituaries 6C S'.arls I-4C To Your Gsori Mcollh..... AB Travel 8.9A TV Lai EC 1V Seoul................ 9C Women's ;