Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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89TH YEAR, NO. 360 PHONE 673-4271
ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1970 —FORTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS
10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY Associated Press (JP)
A deer who wandered into a city cemetery early Friday in Williamsport, Pa., became trapped in a fence when he tried to leave. With the help of the city police and some other helpers, the deer finally made it. (AP Wirephoto)
Clyde Big Gainer Among Small Cities
By DICK TARPLEY Managing Editor
Clyde’s whopping 43 per cent gain in population during the past ten years led the “underwood” group In the Big Country, preliminary figures released Friday by the Census Bureau in Dallas revealed.
Clyde climbed from 1,116 in I960 to a preliminary 1,593 in 1970 and was the pace-setter among 17 Big Country towns under 10.000 population which showed gains in the preliminary count.
Four of the 17 gainers were in Taylor County. Buffalo Gap climbed slightly from 316 to 322, Lawn 15 per cent from 310 to 357. Trent 3 per cent from 298 to
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307. and Tuscola a sizable 23 per cont from 414 to 508.
The other ga Ind's were Stephenville 26 per cent and Dublin less than I per cent in Erath County; Comanche 14 per cent in Comanche County; Robert Lee IO per cent in Coke County; Bangs 13 per cent in Brown County; Loraine 18 per cent and Westbrook 2 per cent in Mitchell County; Roscoe 3 per cent in Nolan County; Miles I per cent in Runnels County; Jayton 4 per cent in Kent County, Brady 4 per cent in McCuiloch C carty; and Goldthwaite 21 per cent in Mills County.
Clyde moved into the No. I spot in population in Callahan County — but just barely. Baird dropped only 158 persons in the preliminary count and wound up with 1.565 — just 28 residents below Clyde. And Cross Plains also unlike most Big Country towns, had only a very small loss of 13 from 1,168 to 1.155 Tiny Putnam, on the eastern edge of the county, lost 35 per cent.
Three Eastland County towns — Eastland, Rising Star and Gorman — had very small losses as did DeLeon in Comanche County and Santa Anna in Coleman County.
Tiny Peacock in Stonewall County, which somehow got overlooked in the 1960 census
and wound up with “zero” residents, was found again in 1970 and chalked up a population of 127 in ;he preliminary figures.
But w hereas I he census enumerators found Peacock this time, many mayors and civic officials in the Big Country and thoroughout the rest of the state were saying they overlooked many lesidents elsewhere.
The final, official figures must be submitted to Congress by Dec. I. In 1960. there was about a I per cent gain in the final
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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weather map, pg. ID)
ABILENE AND VICINITY ! RNS) — pertly cloudy with a low Saturday morning of 75. Partly cloudy and warm Saturday and Sunday with a high both days around 95. Low Sunday about 75. Southerly wind from 10-20 m p.h.
TEMPERATURES Brl. a.m. Frl. p.m.
80 1:00 91
78 2:00 91
71 3:00 9?
75 -f:0O 93
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72 6:00 94
74 ........... 7:00 91
78 8:00 89
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High and low for 24-hours ending 9 p m 95 and 71.
High and low same date last year: 86 and 63.
Sunset last night: 8:46; sunrise today: 6:31. sunset tonight; 8:47.
Barometer reading al 9 p.m.: 27.97.
Humidity at 9 p.m.: 70 per cent.
Senate Defeats Move To Cut Military Money
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate defeated Friday a move to cut the money out of the military sales bill. 56-6, after hearing a warning that such action might complicate efforts to aid Israel.
Tile action came just one day after the Senate, in a decision likely to prove more symbolic than substantial, paved the way for expected approval next week of the proposal to curb future US. activities in Cambodia.
Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del., sought to cut the funds out so that, in the future, the executive branch would have to submit detailed lists of proposed sales of military antis and equipment. At present, these can be financed out of the lump sums authorized in the hill.
Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R N Y., one of the Senate's leading advocate of the plan to provide jets for Israel, opposed the amendment, warning “It wrould result in holding it up. tying it up at a moment when we shouldn’t.”
Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, Boor manager of the sales bill which has been the vehicle for the Senate’s month-long debate on U.S. involvement in Cambodia, also opposed Williams’ amendment.
The Williams amendment affected $250 million in cash for each of tile next two years and $300 million in credits for each year that would be authorized by the ponding legislation.
Sen. Rarrv Coldwater, R-Artz., said the United States has sold jet planes to Arab nations under the sales bill and is currently training some 1,250 Arab pilots in the United States.
The Senate meanwhile turned to other aspects of the military sales authorization bill—vehicle for the Cooper-Church amendment—and defeated two moves that opponents said could have hampered U.S. efforts to aid Israel.
By a vote of 56 to 6 it rejected a proposal by Sen. John J. Williams, R-I)el., to strip all of the money from the bill and require item-by-item requests for shipments of military arms and equipment.
Sen. Robert P. Griffin of Michigan, the assistant Republican leader, said in an interview1 he plans to “do a little W'ork and see where the votes line up” before deciding whether to challenge the Cooper-Church provision proponents say is intended to prevent the United States from underwriting the use of Thai mercenaries in Cambodia.
The Michigan Republican said he had debated whether it would be futile to call up any further amendment after Thursday’s 52-47 vote against a key administration-backed amendment to dilute the Cooper-Church proviso.
But he said additional soundings convinced him he should bring up the .amendment. As the
provision now stands, he said, “It means we can't help anybody who wants to help Cambodia.”
A vote on the amendment could come Tuesday or Wednesday.
Griffin said final action on the amendment, and the bill itself, will probably come next week. It has been before the Senate since May 13.
Cooper-Church forces ex
pressed confidence they could beat back any further efforts to change their amendment \ handful of proposed modifications have been introduced hut it is questionable whether any will he put to a vote.
Williams’ amendment to cut funds from the hill was opposed on grounds it might harm efforts to assist Israel and also by those who feared it might result in the Senate-House <• nferees
adopting an open-ended authorization with no ceiling on the arms sale program.
The bill provides $250 million a year in cash for fiscal 1970— which ends June 30—and 1971, plus authority to extend up to $300 million in credit each year. The administration has been eager to have the bill passed before .lune 30. After that date, the fiscal 1970 authorization would be lost.
Boycott Jury Rules Board Applied Absence Rule Fairly
By BRENDA GREENE Reporter-News Staff Writer
Deliberating only 20 minutes, a six-man. six-woman jury tilled I hat the Abilene school board and administration did not act • arbitrarily and capriciously” in applying the unexcused absence rule to students who participated in the Chicano school boycott last Oct. 21-31.
Pete Tijerina, plaintiffs’ attorney in the discrimination action against the Abilene school board and administration, said, “There are questions of law to
be resolved. If the people here want to appeal. I’ll recommend an appeal, but thoro will be no decision until next week.’’
The jury returned the verdict in favor of the school board and administration, after Judge I>m> Brewster limited the case to tho question of the application of the unexcused absence rule Tuesday.
Other relief sought by the plaintiffs which were abandoned prior to the jury trial were $20,000 damages, an injunction preventing discouragement or
Absentee Lawyers Criticized by Judge
By BRENDA GREENE Reporter-News Staff Writrr
Federal Dust. Judge Leo Brewster told the six-man, six-woman jury who ruled in favor of the school board in the Chicano school boycott action against Abilene school officials that “it was unfortunate the children fell into the hands of a rabblerouser who came down here from Lubbock.”
In his i marks following the verdict Judge Brewster said, “I notice both of them are not here now. They probably knew what I was going to say.”
Judge Brewster was referring to co-counsels for the plaintiffs, Mark Smith of Lubbock and Alan Exelrod of San Antonio, with the Mexican - American Legal Defense Fund.
“I sympathize with the people here with problems,” the judge said “but the way to settle problems is in the framework of democracy.”
“While it (the boycott) was held in bounds this time, it could follow1 the course of the blacks, and the control could get into the hands of people who want to destroy the system,” Judge Brewster said.
“I have never seen such hypocrisy when the man sat right there.” he said pointing to the witness stand,” and said ‘I
tried to help the students get back to school.’ ”
“HE ENCOURAGED them to go back to school if they got make-up privileges,” Judge Brewster said, “They always have some reasonable demands but include one or two that can’t be met ..just like with the unexcused absences.”
“It is pitiful for a man to further his own interests by using children as a tool,” the judge said.
“When he used the term ‘neanderthal’ to describe the school board, this was not an attempt to get the children back
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AMHERST, Mass (AP) -Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was nominated by acclamation Friday to run for a second full term.
Kennedy, the No. 2 Democrat 1 in the Senate, was endorsed by the state Democratic convention without opposition. He has served eight years in the Senate.
punishment for speaking Spanish on campus outside the classroom. and an injunction preventing the defendants from penalizing the students for participation in the protest.
THE JURY WAS to decide whether the application of the absence rule, set out by state and local authority was used “arbitrarily and capriciously” in giving boycotters unexcused absences during the boycott.
“Arbitrarily and capriciously” were defined in the charge of tho jury as ‘ whimsically, fancifully , according to their own pleasure, without reason, without substantial uniformity,” Judge Brewster said.
Six Mexican - .American students filed the class action suit last Dec. 4
Plaintiffs were Johnny Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez, Anna Flores, Gloria Bryand. I^ticia Santana and Richard Aguirre.
Named defendants in the suit were Abilene Independent School District; School Supt. A. E. Wells; school board members Morgan Jones, Larry Adamson, Dr. Herman E. Schaffer, C. G. Whitten, Mrs. Claud McAden, Mrs. Margaret Rutledge, and W. P. Wright Jr.
Mark Smith, co-counsel for the plaintiffs opened the final arguments for the plaintiffs Friday morning in Abilene federal court, stressing the cornerstones of the American nation.
The American system w^as based on the cornerstones of “justice equality,” Smith said.
“When there is not equality, that cornerstone of the nation is threatened.” he said.
He said the school board, in accepting all the grievances of the boycotters except the request for make up privileges on work missed during the walkout, were conceding that the students were right.
SMITH SAID the students did what they thought was right. “It was a Christian and orderly protest,” he said. “They brought
Turn to BOYCOTT, Pg. 2-AWashing Machine' Keeps Nolan Woman Alive
BLACKWELL - Molly Sewell is back home near here, on the ranch where her husband Charles raises swine and breeder turkeys, and she will soon be leading a normal life.
For one thing, she can walk again.
About four months ago she had to be carried on a stretcher wdien she wanted to move. She would break bones just by turning over in bed. When she coughed, she fractured her ribs. During those days, she says, “I didn’t know up from down.'’
That is all over now, more or less. The only thing she has to remember to do is to wash her blood thoroughly twice a week.
TO HELP HER In this chore she will have a machine to help her, but the machine also means she will be able to live a normal life. Without the machine she would join the 350 or so oilierSee Photo, Pg. 2-A
Texans who die of kidney failure every year.
Since the age of 14 — she is now 48 — Mrs. Sewell has suffered from two related diseases, gout and an incurable kidney ailment which was poisoning her body.
She fought the effects of the two illnesses, even managing to go back to Abilene Christian College after a 20-year absence to finish her degree and become a teacher.
She received her degree from ACC in 1964 and taught second grade and special education in the Winters School District for three and a half years. Five years ago the family moved to Blackwell.
During all this time the two diseases began to cripple her. Eventually her bones and her nervous system were affected lo
the point where she was unable to walk or even stand.
SIX MONTHS AGO she
an invalid, exhausted by efforts to overcome her abilities.
Her doctor referred her to the kidney specialists at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston who were developing two promising methods of treating certain acute kidney ailments.
One possible life-saver was kidney transplantation, the other therapy with an artificial kidney.
The pilot program at Galveston using kidney machines is funded by state and federal money. It is an experimental program, with room for just 18 patients. The program costs about $7,000 per person, and is available from private institutions, if you have $7,000 to
spare. John nothing.
The selection procedure is strict, and Mrs. Sewell was chosen.
She had to go to Galveston for an intensive three-month training course to learn how to use the machine.
The patient has to learn to hook herself onto the machine, and to let her body pump her blood away into the machine, where it is filtered and purified, then pumped back into her body.
EACH PATIENT has plastic tubes surgically imbedded into an artery and into a vein, and it is tfiese tubes which are connected to the machine. When not in use, it is neatly bandaged out of the way.
The washing of the blood takes place three nights a week, eight hours at a time.
The training at the hospital ensured that Mrs. Sewell will know how to cope with any
problems that may crop up with the machine, how to keep to a rigid diet which restricts her intake of salt, proteins, potassium and fluids.
The last part of the course included her husband, who had to learn some of the techniques involved in helping his wife with the machine.
The pilot program has been set up to work out the feasibility of self-treatment at home in order to reduce the cost of the treatment and so to serve more people and save more lives.NATIONAL STATISTICS
show’ that about 35,000 people die every year of chronic kidney failure. Of these about 7,000 could benefit from either a kidney machine or a kidney transplant. At the moment less than 1,000 people are benefitting from long-term treatment by a kidney machine. Thirty people have been trained hy the Kidney
Conter at John Sealy and are living normal lives again.
Molly Sewell came back home to start looking after her husband again, and her daughter Mollyann, 19, and her son, Rusty, 23, who is a graduate student at Texas A&M.
A normal life means she will be able to go to church again — she is a member of First Baptist in Winters — and make the trip to Abilene to see her mother, Mrs. Kline Manly, who lives at 1142 Highland, and her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Sew’ell Sr., who live at 1742 Beech.
She is cooking again, and walking, and also making plans for the future. She would like to teach again, but that would mean commuting 22 miles to school every day and It is going to take a while “to see how all this works out,” — and to get, her full strength again.
“Rut I do hope to teach again.” she say s.
SD FAR THIS sounds Uke a story with a happy ending, and it is, except for one small cloud. At the moment she needs a blood transfusion every six weeks. Her blood type is not very rare — it is “A-positivc” — but it is blood, and blood is always at a premium at a blood bank.
Her family cannot donate it, because it is not precisely the right kind — it contains the same gout ingredients that her own blood has, and would therefore be of no help.
Mrs. Sewell, says the Galveston hospital, needs blood donations —“ A-positive” — and as Mrs. SeweU herself says with a certain understatement, “it would be really appreciated.”
Anyone can donate their blood to any blood bank, — the one at Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene for example — and ask that it be credited to Mrs. Seweli.