Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR.FOES.WE'SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94'fII YEAR, NO. 1 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 18, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press Gold, Silver Sets Not Minted in U. S. Is it possible to buy gold and silver proof sets from (he V. S., Mexico and Canada? I'm sure a lot of people are interested. A. Since Mesico doesn'L issue proof sets, Hint's out. Canada issues gold and silver proof sets but it's illegal to bring gold coins dated after 1959 into the U. S. from any foreign country. The U. S. isn't minting gold coins now so ttiere are no gold proof Bets and to be technically correct there are no longer any silver proof sets either. Just proof sets. The U. S. is minting silvery-ap- pearing coins but they're not silver any- more, says coin expert D. R. Pratt. Proof scls are coins made especially for collectors from polished metal that's shinier and belter slmck. Proof sets consisting ol penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar and dollar, sold in '73 for which, of course, is jnore than face value. Coin publications usually have application blanks for ordering proof sets. The next set available is for "15 lint the mint isn't accept- ing orders until Nov. 1, 1974. They stop taking orders when the is filled-quo- la is about million each year. Q. Since an employe of West Texas Ulllllies was fired for wearing a pant- Kult to work, I'd like (o know their rea- sons for requiring female employes lo Mear dresses. I'm just curious. A. WTU Vice President Diirwood Chalker says the company feels panlsuils are an Informal type altire; lhat dresses lend them- selves more lo a businesslike almosphere lhan panlsuils. Employes arc told at the lime tlicy begin work that this is one stipu- lation of employment. Chalker says the company has no intention of changing this policy, feels strongly thai dresses are the proper attire for business. We bought 3 house with lols of evergreen bushes and arc having a ter- rible time with powdery mildew. We've had (hem sprayed by a gardener and they got worse! We'yc been fo a nursery (wlce for advice. They sllll look real had. Have you any advice from some- body Mho knoiis about pokdcry mil- dew? A. Our hest authority, Paula Carter, thinks you have snow mold which looks like powdery mildew. But whatever, both are liard to get rid of. First, she says, spray wild a. real strong, hard spray of soap and water, then copper fungicide to which lias been added as leaf sur- faces are slick and the spray won't adhere without it. Spray every three days for a week and a half, lhen spray once a week until you feel it's under control. Q. June 10, roil answered a query concerning (he'loss of pension should President Nixon be impeached and re- moved from office. were two er- rors In your answer. First you quoted the pension of a former President as being annually. The. pension is set by puhlle law enacted by Congress as 25 per cent of the President's base pay per annum. Thus since the salary was Increased to per annum shortly before Johnson left office, the pension Is now a year. Second, you quote the (len. MacArUiur "firing." President Truman relieved his command by ordering him to a stateside post at the Pentagon. While figuratively MacArihvir was it was relief of his command and not removal from the. service. Thus, lo use the Tniman-MacArthur Incident as an analogy (o Nixon's possible loss of pension should he be removed from of- fice, is in error. A. You may have a point there. And as fur as the Presidential pension, according to the 1974 World Almanac, we were both wrong- Congress in 1971 provided lifetime pensions of a year, free mailing privileges, free olfice space and up to a year for office belp for ex-Presidents. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 38, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be used hut questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible.___________ Central School Being 'Retired' Central Elementary, the 65-yeor-old historic school at S. 2nd and Peach Streets, is being retired- The red- brick building will be de- molished later this year. See story page IB. Amusements 2B Bridge 28 Business Mirror 2A Classified 3-6C Comics 9A EHitcriols 4A Horoscope 2B Hospital PoHcnts 8A Obfluorics 5A Soorls 1-2C To Your Good Health......6A TV LOT................. 2B TV Scout 2B Women's McWs 3B Schools Get Grants To Assist Minorities WASHINGTON The Abilene Independent School District will receive a grant from the Office of Education under the Emergency School Aii Acl, U.S. Rep. Omar Burlcson an- nounced Tuesday. The purpose of the grant is lo aid elimination of minority group segregation, to encourage elimination of minority groups in elementary and secondary schools, and to aid minority children in overcoming Ihe cdu- calional disadvantage of isola- tion. "We're delighted to the Supl. Dr. Harold Brin- son said, adding that the school district hart awaited word on the granl application for two months. The funds will Ix: used al five secondary schools, Abilene High School, Franklin Junior High, Jefferson Junior High, Lincoln Junior High and Mann Junior High. Al c-ach school, 100 students who are behind in grade level- will participate in a special pro- gram in counseling, language arts, reading and olher skills, Uririsoh explained. The olhcr Iwo secondary schools, Cooper High and Macli- son Junior High, will not bo in- cluded in the program due io Ihc low percentage of minorily students al the Iro schools, Ilie superintendent added. Data Banks' Deposits High By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A More than 1.25 billion pieces of information about Amci'i- can citizens lave been collecl- cd in inforrmition data banks" bv 51 federal agencies, Con- gress lias been loW. U. S. 'Long Way From Meeting Its Oil Needs A First Lady Laugh Pat Nixon laughs while holding flowers given to her liy girl guides in [he Roman Viiins.of Hie ancient Arab cily of Jerash, Jordan, Tuesday. (AP Wirepholo) AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Chairman Jim Langdon of Hie Texns Railroad Commission advised oilmen today that the United States is a "Very long wiiy" from probiding enough oil to serve the nation. I.iingdon nolcil at a state- Continued Jordanian Aid Pledged Fly .FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Presidcnl Nixon ended his lour of Ihe Middle East today with a promise of continued military and economic assis- (ance to Jordan and an invila- lion to King Hussein for talks in Washington on "Ihe strate- gy of future efforts to achieve peace" between the Arabs and Israel. The President left Amman for an overnight stop in Porlu- gal's Azores Islands in inid-Al- lanlic. He will hold Talks Ilicic Wednesday will] the leader, of Portugal's revolution', deiil Anlonio de Spinola, lie- fore reluming .io Washington. .'RenewingMs.vow to play an "active role" in the search for a. Middle East peace, Nixon [old an airport crowd: is one fad lhal stands out after (ravelling through these countries, and llial is lhal the leaders of Ihcse countries are dcdicalcd lo finding peace. "I can say. thai while the problems ahead are slill seri- ous enough, we have taken Ihe first steps in overcoming them. This is Ihc last slop of a very long li'ip, but only the beginning of a very long Irip loward a lasting peace." 'Ifie Jordanian monarch as- sured Ihc American leader lie would "cooperate most closely with you aiid wilh your gov- eminent for Ihe establishment of an honorable and just peace in the Middle East." A joinl Jordanian-American statement issued in Amman said Nixon and Ilis royal host at'thc lasl slop on his Jive-na- tion Mideast swing discussed a whole range of issues and would resume' ihcir talks in Washington "at an early date." "The President has invited His Majesty to pay an early visit to Ihe com- munique said. "The purpose of Ihe visit will be to hold further talks on the strategy of efforts to achieve peace in accord with the objectives of U. N. Security Council Resolu- tion 333." Thai was the cease-fire reso- lution thai halted tlm fourth Arab-Israeli war last October. Ilnsscin and his wife, Queen Alyia, visited Ihe United' States last in March. The joint statement' prom- ised a "special .effort" by the U.S. government to assist Jor- danian economic development ami lo "plr.y a strong role in maintaining Jordan's military strength. "U was agreed lhal a joinl Jordanian-U.S, commission Fire in Galveston Consumes 2 Piers established at a-'Iiiph level lo oversee and review on a regular basis .the various areas of cooperation in (he fields of economic develop- ment, Iradc, investments', uiil- ilary assistance, and scienlif- Israelis Hit In Lebanon Israel (AP) Is- raeli air force jels bombed and slrafcd Arab guert ilia targets in southeastern Lebanon today, five days after terrorists struck an Israeli kibbutz in northern Israel, Ihe military command announced. A communique said [lie raids began at p.m. Israeli time, only minutes before I'residenL Nixon dew out of Amman, Jor- ending' his loin: of Ihc Middle East. Tlie atlacks were on ;in area known as just of the Israeli border in Hie shadow of lit. Ilcrmon. The command said its aircraft re- turned safely. Four Arab lerrorisls slipped across Ihc border from Leba- non last Thursday and killed three women at Ihe Shamir Kibbutz communal farm near the Golan Jleighls. The Arabs also were killed. Israeli retaliatory raids gen- erally follow closely such guer- rilla' raids, but Ihe Tel Aviv command apparently held off because of Nixon's presence in the area. ic, social fairs." and cullural af- Whilc Nixon and Ihe kins conferred this morning, Mrs. Nixon visited the lionian ruins al Jcrash, 20 miles north of Amman. She told newsmen accompanying her thai Hie President's peace initiatives will be successful because Ihe Arab leaders he has-talked to "know lhal war takes money away from the people." King Hussein hailed Nixon's for peace" in a ban- quet toast Monday night but cautioned that "the final goal is still many milestones away." WEATHER U.I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wralher service (Wcolher tfip. Pa. 8A> ABILENE AND vrcrirlTY (10 mile C I c a r la osMly cloudy and continued -hoi through Wednesday. winds 12 to 11 mires per hour. Minn lempcroture Inis alternoon ond nMr 102 dcyisci. In Ine upper 70s. High and IDVX For It hours ending 9 a.m.: 107 Odd 75. Hish and same dole last year: 97 Sunrise lodw Itniglil: l.ti. Sunrise temorrov; wide oil allowable hearing thai this country imports 1.5 billion barrels of crude oil each year. The commission ordered 100 per cent production for Texas for 28lh consecutive inonlli of wide-open produc- tion. I.angdon said the United Slates needed lo "double and redouble" its efforls lo achieve "self-sufficiency" in supplying its own oil. Major purchasers of Texas cnide oil asked for batrcls a' day in July, a de- crease of from June. Thirteen of the major buy- ers sought Ihe same amount of oil next-month as in June, and Exxon cut its nomination by ban-els a day. KA. Clark of Exxon said it had been able lo obtain the extra or so barrels a day Ihis month only through foreign sources. As usual Ihe Kasl Texas ami Kclly-vSnyder fields were re- stricted to 86 per cent produc- tion. Nominations by major buy- ers of-Texas oil for July, in barrels per day, willi changes from June in parentheses: Amoco 350.000 Atlantic liichlieltl Chevron Cities Service Continental Diamond Shamrock Exxon 532.100 (minus Gulf Mobil Phillips Shell Sun Texaco 223.000 Union of California T h c statistics were con- tained in a report released today as the Constitutional Rights subcnm- inillcc started work'on priva- cy legislation. "The most significant find- ing is lliat there are immense numbers of government data banks, littered with diversein- formalion on just about every cilizen in Ihe sub- coiiiinillcc Chairman 5am J. Ervin Jr., D-N'.C., said of lire report. The subcommittee says it is attempting 10 protect individu- al privacy against undue en-. croaclimenl by dvita banks maintained by federal, stale, local and commercial agen- cies. "As each new dala bank is created und each 'bit of personal information is recorded, that precious sphere of privacy, in which an individ- ual can rfo" as he pleases willj- oul outside interference is slowly bill .surely whittled Ervin .said in a menl prepared for Hie opening of (lie hearings. The survey said Iliere were nl least Bo8 federal banks, of which SC per-cent arc computerized. It said thai Ilic grcal majority of them were established without legis- lative aulhorily. Thc report also lhal about 20 data banks arc con- cerned primarily wilh neja- tivc information, including agency blacklists, intelligence nnd civil disturbance files. Ervin called for legislation to include these safeguards: legal authority for the creation ol each data bank- as well as legislative approval for each decision to compulcr- izc files. subjects lhat personal information aboul them is stored in a federal (Iain bank and providing op- portunities (o review and cor- rect the records. on Ihe exchange of data bank information be- Iwccn agencies. security precautions lo protect Ilie data banks from unauthorised or illegal access. legislative con- tnil over Ihe purposes, content and uses of government dala svslcms. Tornadoes Spin Close To North Texas Towns GALVKSTON, Two cotlon piers on the. Galveston walcrfront were smoldering loday following an all-night fire lhat destroyed some million in collon and rice. 'The blaze broke out around 10 p.m. Monday and burned furiously for about Iwn hours before firemen broughl it un- der control with the help of Coast Guard fire boats and fi re men from surrounding towns. Origin of the blaze, which Rutted warehouses on Ihe two b a y s i.d c wharfs was not learned al once. An unknown 'nuanlity of rice also was con- sumed. Two ships lied up a I Ih'c wharves were moved into Ihe harbor after sustaining monor fire damage. A spokesman for the Kerr Steamship J. Webster Jr., SHid bales of colton destined for Japan and Hong Kong, were consumed. He val- ued the colton at over mil- ..lioii. Galveslon Fire Department I.t. Johnny Cannatella said Ihe area "looked like a complete disaster area." Cannaiella said iwo crews of firemen had to surrender their hoses lo the advancing flames as they withdrew in the face of the withering heal. Firemen slood guard over Ihe fire scene today, expecting Ihc bales lo sinoldcr for sever- al days. our nwsi wusa HUB SWEEP M CASH! WHh A WE1K-UKR WMTAB 15 WMDS 3MTS Sove Jl.90 Additional wordt 15< Ho oraVn Cain in advance Deadline 3 pm No refund! IMLENillEr-MTEMEWS By The Associated I'ress One tornado struck a glanc- ing blow al the town of Mem- phis, injuring a woman, and others spun close to several Xortli Texas towns in the stale's latest of ron.jh v.'calhcr during Ihc night and early today. Vicious thunderstorms, often packing hail, roared through olher sections from Ihe iiorlli- east part of the Texas Pan- handle into Kast Texas. Offi- cial observers blamed a weak- ening cool front which lay along a line linking Childress, Fort Worth and Lulkin near dawn. The Memphis twister struck near llir; norlh edge of town, where it wrecked an 18-fool trailer home occupied by Mrs. James Montgomery, 20, of Sentinel, Okla., who has been living in Ihe Tcxns cily lem- pornrily while her husband re- pairs roofs riddled in :i recent hailstorm. Although one of Mrs. Mont- gomery's arms was nearly sev- ered, a hospital attendant said doctors hoped to save it and her condition was good. The twister inflicted light damaac lo two olher trailers unit the owner's home in a park where they were quar- tered. Word of tornado funnels being sighted 6 miles novlli- east of Greenville in Northeast Texas anil al Leonard and Wolfe City in the same area was relayed by Ihe National Wealhcr Service. None appar- ently touched ground. Prior lo Ihc Memphis torna- do, 16 counties in Ihc Texas I'anhnndlc had been phccd under a tornado walcli in force until 1 a.m. Hail up lo Ihc size of mar- bles fell around Pcrryton and elsewhere in Ihc -Panhandle, on each side of a line from norlhwcsl of I'orl Worth lo Waxiihachic and from near Dcnton toward Tyler. Winds gusted as high as 50 milos pel- hour at Pcrrylon. By early morning skies nul- side Ihc storm belt were uiosl- ly cloudy in the Texas Pan- handle and areas south ol thn frontal zone. Skies were clear in olhcr scclions. The I u r b u I c n I weather capped a warm day wliicli saw lempcrnlures soar as high as 103 degrees Tit Wink in West Texas. By early ihh morning Ihe range still from a warm 80 nt on Ihc coasl down lo 64 IJalharl in Ihc Panhandle. Forecasts held out prospects for clear to partly cloudy skies, no letup in Inc summery heal for most sections ami widely scattered showers and thunderstorms in North Ccn- Irnl and N'orlhciisl Texas.