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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT SilljiraM _ _ _ _ _ _ _90TH YEAR, NO. 35 PHONE .673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY -21, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated SUNDAY THE ODD COUPLE A lovely summer day in New York's Central Park, a moment of bliss to be shared together on a park bench. A second glance shows, however, that this couple will never be more than just good friends. (AP VVirephoto) Urge Medical By PEGGY SIMPSON Associated Press Writer WASHVNGTON _ Four physicians have urged their profession ilogrubslake the na- tion's .poor to proper medical care. Dr. Harry S. Lipscomb of Houston made .the pica while testifying 'Monday before the Senate migratory labor subcom- mittee investigating migrant la- borers in Texas, Michigan and Florida. Lipscomb-was one of four physicians who recently completed a study of migrant farm workers' working and liv- ing conditions. He.called physicians and hos- pitals apathetic toward the poor and urged tire profession to de- velop local health programs to cafe for them, The physician's fee or prom- Relalcd Story, Pg. 4A Ise of future charges "consti- tutes :the single most significant hairier, in the minds of the poor, to their seeking 'early medical he said. "One way or another we have, lo help them get over the initial added. "We have lo grubstake them until they are able lo get into the mainstream on their own." The medical study included reports of: year and a hah" old boy wilh a grossly swollen .bead and neck suffering from a near-fatal infection caused by insect bites. The child bad a 106 degree tem- perature when Ihe doctors saw Horse Lovers Stomp Crude Mustang Trap VIRGINIA'.CITY, KCV. (AP) Hidden deep in Ihe hills, where the wildest of mustangs roam, a maze of boxes, wires and! chules was fashioned by Eomeone into a crude trap for horses. Bui whoever intended to catch the to ship them to pel food foiled Monday when conserva- tionists stormed the area and kicked Ihe huge trap down. The group included townspeo- ple and 2.5 high school and col- lege sludcnts from nearby Reno. The horse lovers kept a mished-up watch for five months afler the illegal trap was spotted, hoping to catch the mustang herders. "They finally got tired of NEED CASH? Look around Ihe house and garage for Ihose items lhat ''no longer use. Sell Ihem in the Family Week-Ender FRI.-SAT.-SUN. 3 Lines 3 Days Me EntMiJlM of Tfcii RiH Approximately 15 Avtrogj Woidl No ttoin Ordfti Only >00 50c Each Additional Lire CASH IN ADVANCE YOU SAVE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS MADUNE THURS. 3 P.M. wailing so they just snuck in there and knocked the trap said Dr. Michael Pon- trelli, a University of Nevada at Reno professor arid expert on the wild horses. Pontrclli and "Wild. Horse a Reno real estate sec- retary named Velma Johnston who has waged an 18-year fight to preserve the mustang herds, were tipped off lo the trap's.ex- istence by an anonymous caller. They paid for aerial surveil- lance from donated to Pontrelli by Nevada citizens for research on mustangs. Stale and federal law permits only cowboys on horseback lo go after Ihe wild horses, some 300 of which roam the hills around Virginia City, a onetime mining town. Airplanes and oth- er mechanized herding methods are outlawed under legislation passed since 1952 after cam- paigning by Mrs. Johnston. The (rap was crude but effec- tive, Pontrelli said. A camouflaged wire was strung between two hills, de- signed lo diverl running horses inlo a wooden holding corral. A chute was built lo loac! the mus- tangs onto trucks that would haul them (o slaughter. Market- Down .NEW YORK (AP) The slock 'market opcnsd down slightly today in moderate trad- ing. Declines held a slim lead over advances; Price changes were fractiocat y Interstate Cost 3 95, the main coastal link from Maine to Mi- ami; is a complete trail pt trou- bles. Citizen opposition bedevils Baltimore and Washington, with the nation's capital lagging be- hind every other major city with its stalled freeway pro- gram. In the South, states like Georgia and South Carolina have left 1-95 construction last on the list while roadside tourist businesses hug the old highway routes. him Hi (heir temporary- clinic in the Rip Grande Valley. Quick and intensive use o't anlibiolics saved his life, but he nearly died one block from the McAllen General Hospital which wouldn't admit him because his parents couldn't pay for treal- .ment, they said. malnutrition .caused.by a diet of beans, rice and tortillas among workers in the Rio Grande Valley; The arm muscles of the children were the size of pencils, their skins were rough, dry and brittle and the doctors said "the children we saw that day have no future in our society. Malnutrition since birth has already impaired Uicm physically, mentally arid the report added. Florida, the physicians said (hey found "housing and living conditions horrible and dehumanizing to the point of our disbelief." Dr. Raymond R. Wheeler par- ticularly condemned quarters designed and operated by the publicly funded Homestead Housing Authority. Families ivcrc assigned a sin- gle room with concrete block walls, with a small window high near the ceiling, no water, no toilet, no heal, no refrigeration and light loo dim for any mig- rant child to study by, the Char-, lotte, N.C., physician said. In Traverse City, Mich., Dr. Gordon Harper of Boston learned from a young migrant that doctors had refused to look at his thrce-monlh-old son be- cause he didn't have the ad- vance payment. When the baby finally was admitted a day lat- er, the illness was. diagnosed as meningitis and intensive thera- py was begun but The baby died shortly thereafter, he said. Jly JAMES Tt. POI.K Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's push to build superhigh- ways coast to coast will wind r-p costing three times what it took to put 'men .on the 'moon if .Con- gress, shoves the total expense for the interstate road system to billion.. The latest figures also indi- cate the highway program, al- ready behind schedule, won't be finished until at least 1978. The soaring costs arc now al- most double the original esti- mate of bil.lion for the super- highway system begun a decade and a half ago. Pushed by construction bids on highways skyrocketed by a record 9 per cent last year the need for costly design changes, the Federal Highway Adminis- tration last spring sent Congress a ?70 billion estimate for finish- ing the interstate program. Bui that estimate, .based on two year .old construction prices, was outdated, unrealistic and too low, according to a congressional source. Reflecting this, Ihe sub-, committee on roads is polishing a new highway bill this week that is expected to oarm'ark'an extra billion in hiking the fi- nal cnsl estimate to billion. Almost all the stunning. In- crease in the superhighway, costs over the original estimate has come In the last hnlrtozen years.. HYDROPLANE BLOWS UP Disintegrating In addition to. the 'at the Atomic Cup hydroplane races iri the Tri- by inflation, A.cities "hear Pasco, is Miss Budweiser.' design build stronger and wider highways have cost an- other billion. Added miles, safety improvements, and land- scaping have also boosted the cost. Any day now, what has been actually spent will pass the orig- inal billion estimate for the web of superhighways begun in 1956. Thai first billion has built miles out of a planned network that will be Ihe world's largest, safest and most modern road system. But the miles still to come are going to.be the costliest. By law, the superhighway complex now has a mid-1974 deadline for completion, two years later than first planned. But highway officials aren'l ready to predict a single coasl- to-coasl interstate route will be open, without any missing links, before 1976. The, Federal Highway Ad- ministration Is talking in terms of wrapping up the whole sys- tem by 1978. Some skeptics say a few stalled segments trapped in urban dismiss mav not he done before the ever. The miles already open to Iraffic have helped revolu- tionize movement in America ns a forerunner of a final system wilh countless benefits. But the highways have head- aches too: gleaming stretches of Interstate highway aren'V being used for long distance travel, but' for local trips instead. The average trip on an interstate hijjhway remains only 50 miles. 'The arrow points to the upside down legs of who received minor injuries. This picture was made by Kirk Clyman 'of (Ap-Wifephoto) Proxmire's Bill Youth, 18, Killed Tackles Computer Campus Ruckus Goofs on-------- NEWS INDEX Amusements 4A Bridge 9A Business News IOA Classified 5-8B Comics 4B Ediloriols 8A Horoscope 2B Hospital Polients 5A Obituaries 3A. Sports 6-7 A Ticket Stubs 4A To Your Good Health 7B TV Lop1. ____ 28 Women's News 3B WASHINGTON (AP) Congress lias been asked lo.do something about those crcdil- billing computers which sometimes won't lake Ihe facts for an answer. The problem, says Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., is thai corporations tend lo rely completely on computers to send out monlhly credit statements, and refuse lo admit the machines make mistakes. And once' a 'mistake is Proxmire said, it is almost impossible to get the error corrected; the .computer reads with an escalating series of warning and threatening the customer about his credit rating. Prpxrnire's bill requires a company lo acknowledge within 10 days (he receipt of a complaint that its computer has goofed. Before GO days is up the firm would have lo correct.the error or explain to the consumer why there was no mistake. "If the company failed to do both of these, it would forfeit the right lo collect the amount the consumer claimed lo be in Proxmire explained. The next step would be up lo the consumer. If he could prove an error, he could sue for a rcbale, treble punitive damages and legal fees. And the company would be required to inform Ihe customer of his computer rights at the lime he opened an account and on each monthly bill. Proxmire's "fair credit billing bill" also requires statements be mailed at least 21 days before payment is due to end what he calls the shrinking billing period. "Normally creditors allow a customer 30 days from the billing date to pay the full new balance owed and thereby avoid any finance charge oh the new Proxmire explained. LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) An 18-year-old youth has been shol to death in the latest of a series of confrontations between city police and about 150 young residents of this university town. Harry Nicholas Rice of Lea- wood, Kan., a Universily of Kansas freshman last term, was ML in Ihe head during a disturb- ance Monday, night a block from the main campus gale. Merlon R. Olds, 25, of Topeka, a graduate student enrolled for summer study, suffered a minor gunshot wound in the calf of his righl leg. A policeman, Don DalquJst, 26, was injured when a brick or rock hit him on Ihe right cheekbone. Confrontations wilh police have been going on sporadically for the past year. The current ser- ies started last Friday, a day afler a policeman shot and killed Rock Donald Dowdell, a 19-year-oJd Negro sludenl'al Hie university. This shooting occurred in Ihe city's Negro section. Police said Dowdell was shot during, an investigation of reports lhal there had been sniping in the area. Patrolman William Garrelt was relieved of his duties pend- ing a coroner's inquest into Dowdell's death. Friday night Patrolman Eu- gene Williams was wounded in the chest by a police said, while he was patrolling the Negro section. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nighls, youths gathered near the campus, started small trash fires, taunted police.and fire-, men and tried to burn down a vacant, condmened apartment house in the block. Rising Star Gets .40 The .statewide cool front pushed the temperature.down to a low 63 Tuesday morning in Abilene and covered Ihrj skies with what looked like rain clouds. However, the weather bureau predicts only non-measurable amounts of rain for Tuesday. Rain reports in Ihe area came from.Rising Star with, .40-inch; Putnam, .20; Stamford, .18; and Ranger and Itoian, both traces. Rising Slar got 1.80 last week: Cooler temperatures are fore- cast to continue today wilh a slight warming Wednesday. LEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU IWcalter mip, w. 5A> ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-mlla Decreasing cloudiness today. Fair and continued cool IcnFgnl and Wednesday. High Tuesday rwar 90, low around 65. High Wednesday 91. Wlndl norlheastErly from TS-M mjjjl. ihifMng lo xxilherly Wednesday. High and lew for ending at 9 a.m.: H and U. high- ar.d same period last yw- 101 and 71. Sunsel last nfgfil: p.m.r today. a.m., sunset tonlghl: p.m. 'HE Local Night Driving Class a Possibilty By ELME RTJCKKR Q. I'm very anxious to.team how to drive. My question Is: Are there any agencies In Abilene which give private driver's education? My school schedule is full for next year; therefore driver's ed cannot be fit in. A. No agencies or Individuals five private, lessons in Abilene because of-the excessive cosl of insurance and the cost of a specially made car. Even if someone volunteered lo leach you, it wouldn't hi much help to'you because if you're under 18, you must (akt driver's cd through a certified schoo! educa- tion program In order to obtain a license. The school courses for this Bummer are fully there's a chance that an evening class will be taught in Ihe school sysiem this fall, ff so, you'll see it In Action Line. Q. I'd like lo know why the Super Slid? at ffeslgale Shopping Center Is closed? We've laken Ihe kids by several limes only (b have them disappointed. My sister and T would be wllUng to run It at light 1C someone Is teeded. A. The owners haven't been able to get sufficient insurance at a rate they can afford (o pay that's why it's closed. There have apparently been unfavorable experiences in Ihe past wilh Ihis type operation that caused insurance companies lo raise their rates, 11. S. Higglnbolham, manager of Westgale, wishes he did need someone to run 11, because he, like you, surely would like lo .see the slide open. Q. I'd like (o know bow one goes about the task of having a vacant lot cleaned. It's full of tall weeds and creating rals, mice and snakes. Is It legal to set (Ire (o Ihe weeds? I'm desperate. A. Don't burn the weeds, that will get you in trouble. If you live next door or arc directly bothered by the problem, wiiie a complaint lo. (he City Health Dcpt. If an ordinance is being violated, Ihe owner will he contacted and given 10 days lo corrccl the situation. If.lhc owner doesn'l respond, the city will mow Iho weeds and bill the owner for (lie cosl of mowing. Q. I've heard lhat Lylle Way St. Is to be opeaed going U nwtherly from So. llth St. connecting It to Business Route U.S. 81. Do you have any Information concerning (he plans for (his future development and If so, do you know the time schedule (or completion? A. Tentative plans call for Lytle Way at S. lllh street lo Stadium Way High- way 80. This has (o be passed by the city council before construction, can -get underway, hut City Engineer John Conely said he has no reason to feel It won't be passed. It should be completed sometime during 1971. Address questions In Action Line, Box 38, Abilene, Texas 7J6W. Names will not be used but questions must, be signed and addresses gives. Please Uclude tetepbtH lambera If possible. V ;