Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - March 1, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH I. 1970 SIXTY-SIX PAGE IN SIX SECTIONS
I Or DAILY—20c SUNDAY A'*orint*>rl Pre**
Senate HEW Bi!
$712 Million Cut
From Money Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The and would have sanctioned the
I Senate passed a $19 billion (so-called freedom-of-ehoice de-
health-education money bill Sat-(segregation plans largely out-.
urday night after gutting threcjlawed by the courts.
House-passed amendments The third would have made;
aimed at slowing school de- freedom-of-choice the principal,
segregation. I if not the only, acceptable plani
I®- . . for desegregation,
Final passage of the once-ve- Adopted by yQtes of 42 tQ ^
lined measure came after nine and 41 to 34 were two amend-hours of a rare and stormy Sat- mcn|s by £cn charles McCJ
urday session. It was 1 virtualjMathias> j^-Md., which inserted replay of a civil rights fightube words “except as required I stirred by the same bill last De- by the constitution” into the icifnber. first two amendments.
The roll call vote on the bill, Adopted by a vote of 43 to 32 (slashed $712 million its second was an amendment by Republi-trek through Congress and ex- can Leader Hugh Scott of Penn-(pected to win presidential ac-jSyivania striking the third coptanee this time, was 6S to 0. House-passed rider, j Before going to President Nix-j
Ion the bill must first go back to with the three civil rights prolific House for concurrence in J visions out of the way after sev-Senate amendments the most en hours of oflen stormy debate important of which nullified the during an unusual Saturday scs-school provisions and authorized sion, the Senate then took up the President to slash $317 mil- s e v o r a I less controversial lion pretty much where he sees amendments to the once-vetoed fit. * bill that would provide funds for
Exactly what the House is the Department of Uibor, and I likely to do was unclcar.But it Health, Education and Welfare, has accepted Senate destruction Although President Nixon has of its Southern backed desegre- said in the past he opposes most gallon amendments four times'busing as a tool of desegrega-in the past three years. jtion, Sen. C lifford P. Case, R-
In nullifying the House (N.J., told the Senate “the Presi-
amendments, the Senate ig- dent of the I nited States strong-nord southern warnings thats it ty favors” the Mathias amend-
was speeding destruction of anent.
Dallas banker W • . o coming assembly in Behrens Davis was given an engraved neighborhood schools, tyranniz- With I ho t wo Maf 11! ^
(Hook) Pavi.v W-H-ar-oh! Au un Chapd. He was printed the P>^e and his name will also he inK the South and paying “lip a1* out 0 the ' a>- Se same
name and tom ,- AU- .J* by Kalhan „ 1 WI, ass,, ? P to ST Iii* Z™
American football ptaver, was ,an! of .he Abita* *h»^1 ' * ‘Tam unable to eonvev In pas-d amendment that ad-
named recipient of Hardin-Rent,; tor News, last \ear s reel- a ^ tm nurms of all past dressed itself to lust freedom
Simmons I nners s covet cd 4m ’ ' recipients of the award. words the anxiety arni sadness,dressed itself to just freedom
John J, Hoot or Alumni Award ‘ Davis’ banking experience oven\helms me, said • • -passed
, dame hack- in lune IQM when Sen. .lames 0. Eastland, D int lima nuuse j ^ tu
Sa urda;. IHE KEE I lit Award was dates oaf k lo Jim him, amendment seeks to make free-
Davis, a Hardin Simmons established by the late John J. stated to work for the First • - dom-of-choice the principal, if
University alumnus an,! promi- Keeler, Sr., Throckmorton State Bank of Abilene. \ Th u f . not the onlv, acceptable plan for
nrnt Tnxa; Hap'' raartrr and longtime iruMee^ and^^^Pnts onto the monev'lull last, The. !iuI>m”c
presently serves as < • airman of and supporter of H-Sl and Mrs. vlce prevue rn ana loan - Court has ruled such plans until* school’s Board of Hector. It is a memorial to their at J-hat htank ln September o\e . iconstitutional if they do not ac-
Development. son, .bein \ Keeler, Jr., a became a member of o ' “<U( t ive Iv promote desegregation
of the Fair World War II victim. J* ?<»« of the Citizens National **£ rather than merely pronging
Laurels for an all-time great
Wilton <> iHooki Davis of Dallas, our of the all - time great football players at Hanim - Simmons I nivcrsily, Saturday was named recipient of tho coveted John J. Hooter Mumm \ward lie is shown with his wife and daughter, Dana, who will enter H SU next fall as a freshman. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
H-SU Keeler Award Goes To Banker 'Hook' Davis
He is president
Park National Tank in Dallas The award K Resented each, a vice
and fornierlv was r ice pres,dom y. ar o the ex student who has deM He was named exccu-of the Citizens National Rank in co,rn ,In,tod the most in> Hfive dant o( the Falr
Abilene. He has been a resident pa,Uvula, field id endeayorj Nati‘na, Bank ot mu% ln of Dallas ii ace 1964 and resides toward toe betterment
Bt 9342 Shoreview. University and has
Davis’ selection was'greatest sendee to the school,
Bank of Abilene and in June, force busing of school children
of.the 1964 and since that time was ^ne!' named to the presidency of that
Taggart, Bridges Head H-SU Alumni
gag, but the nickname “skyhook” stuck. In high school, they dropped the “Sky” and he become “Hook.”
Davis tried to leave the nickname in Austin, but when he
announced at an alumni home- either directly or indir
WHY DO FRIENDS call him “Hook”? It seems that Davis earned his nickname as a high school student while working in a state textbook depository in Austin.
Older employes gave him the
, , ,, , my I, , „ ... old skyhook treatment, to get a
Ma j. ( arl Dean I agnail. 61 of Lubbock, college ministering of off 1he top of a
vs is! ant professor of military of Dus' Baptist Church, fourth bj„b sta(.k He didn’t fall for the
nonce, assumed the office of vice president; Mrs. Faye Bar-
170-71 president of the Hardin - foot, BA '32, MA Al, of Abilene.
immnns University Alumni retired school teacher, sec-
ssociation Saturday. rotary; and the Rev. James Hes-
Announcement was made Sat- tor, BS '53, of Dallas, coordina-
rdav of the Alumni Association tor of evangelism crusade for
Fficer - elect for 1971-72. Named Baptist General Convention of
resident - elect was Randall Texas, chaplain. Turn to KEETER, Pg. 11-A
ridges, BS ’38. of Abilene, ranch manager for Floyd West Co., General Insurance.
Taggart, a 1961 graduate of H-U and the first ll-SU Reserve fficer Training Corps alumnus ) serve with the local ROTO, jcceeded Lloyd (Bill) English f Wichita Falls. Taggart was lected last year.
Others taking office were ames Paul Shanks, BA ’53, of aird, County Attorney for Caliban County, first vice presi-ent; Miss Billie Shirley, BA ’48,
IE '52, associate professor of hysieal education at HSU, econd vice president; Riley Toss BS ’54, of Post, cashier of ie First National Bank, fourth ice president; Mrs. Joe Madge) Grba, BA ’28, MA ’31, f Abilene and former secretary nd registrar at I USU, secretary; and the Rev. Bill la they, BA '58, pastor of Fannin ’errace Baptist Church of Midair, chaplain.
Other officers elected to issume duties next year are the lev. Bill Hardage, ex ’54, of Lnson, pastor of the First Rapist Church, first vice president;
Jrs. Homer Hutto, Jr., ex ’50, of Tuscola, housewife, second vice jresident; Wayne Adams, BBA 54 of Houston, purchasing agent or J. M. Huber Corp., Oil and ]las Division, third vice presift.
Also the Rev. Dan Yeary, BA
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Crossroads Report . . . .
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Hospital Patients . .
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Letter to Servicemen
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To Your Good Health
TV Tab . . . (Pullout of Sect. B)
She finally made it
Connie the elephant, stuck for three days in the moat around her Abilene Zoo home, finally made it out after the moat was flooded to help her. (Staff Photo by Simon Penfield)
Some Moats Have Sharks, But Abilene Thinks Bigger
By SIMON BENFIELD Reporter-News Staff Writer
Penny, Abilene Zoo’s seven-year old African elephant, finally made it home late Saturday afternoon after being more or less floated out of the moat surrounding her compound.
For the last three days, the humans at the Zoo had been trying to get their 24 ton-problem out of the 9-foot deep ditch she had slipped into — but without much luck.
Or as Zoo Director Dan Watson put it:
“We tried all the usual methods of getting elephants out of moats.”
FINALLY AROUND 1:30 p.m. Saturday Watson decided to fill the moat wiih water with the help of the Fire Dept., the idea being to float Penny up the edge.
Some four hours later she decided It was time to leave, hooked her front ankles over the edge, got a good enough purchase on the
IN FINANCIAL CRISIS
WTRC Bets on Silent Majority
operation of dual systems.
Civil rights advocates argue Turn to HEW, l’g. 11-A
ground and heaved herself out onto her knees, none the worse for wear.
An obvious solution to the problem of Penny; said Watson earlier, would have been to truck in a mobile crane and haul her out on a sling.
BIT, HE pointed it, this would have bern very expensive, there was a strong possibility of damage to the surrounding area — and in any ca^e Penny was in no mood to be fooled around with a sling.
Instead the Zoo people made steps of hay bales leading out of the moat, and tried to cajole with food, pry, prod and pull Penny’s 24-tons up the steps.
“But all she did was eat the bales of hay,” said Watson. “She does not have any confidence in herself.”
Ropes were put around her front legs to
Turn to PENNY, Bg. 11-A
on — a choose the charity that he will funding” support and help ‘buy’ that
By ROY A. JONES It 1 selves,** Sayles said, that we can count
Reporter-News Staff Writer “in an effort to become an continuous recurring
With more than ever riding on I approved and comprehensive be added. charity with his regular dona
the response, 50,000 Easter Seal rehabilitation center which will lions,“ Smith injected,
letters will be mailed out provide services meeting the THIS WHX be the goal once Ever sir c that latest news of
Monday to the Big Country’s needs of the area. I the immediate financial needs !ho financial crisis went out,
“Silent* Majority.” “Now we are at the point that arc satisfied, he said. [tenpin have been asking, “What
Hanging in the balance is the we can realize our dreams, but “It has come down to the happened to tho money we gave future of the West Texas it is going to take an income‘point where a person is going to you last year?” Sayles said. j Rehabilitation Center, which will rn rn rn “What people don’t realize Is
receive every penny donated to! ^ J ^ J | ^ A, that that was two years ago, and
it he Easter Seal appeal in the surrounding, 11-county area.
“And we certainly won’t turn down donations from outside the Easter Seal area,” WTRC Board President Bobby Sayles of Tuscola said, noting that the WTRC is providing rehabilita tion services for a area.
...And Silent Ones
Begin to Speak
Two years ago when the West 54-county pexas Rehabilitation Center
faced a money crisis, the first “We’ve always been supported, ‘ ils relief
by the‘silent majority,’and it isr * .
(certainly ‘loaves and fishes time' W(’rc ^le Abilene Kiwams Club for us now,” he added. and Jack Fulwiler, jeweler.
“This institution can die while They played the same role many well-meaning people wail again ’Saturday.
for somebody else to start some- Resident Garvin Beauchamp thing,” Executive Director
Bit of advice
New leaders of the Hardin • Simmons University Alumni Association, MaJ. Dean Taggart, left, president, and Randall Bridges, right, president-elect, get special briefings from outgoing president Lloyd (Bill) English of Wichita Falls. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
,of the Kiwanis Club announced. , . 4
Shelley V. Smith said. “Were at ,hp club>s board bad voted $100 assurance that tho West lexas
the point now where we can’t prjdav b) help start a fund for Rehabilitation Center can
wait any longer.” the center continue its operation,” said
, SAYLES and FulwlleU wh() ln 19 ^Meanwhile, Bobby Sayles
•ed in a press con. ongmatod the idea of ‘“4president of the Rehabilitation
$43,000 is needed 11 ■’ Club for donors#? J? Center
- again gave
that the first $66,000 of that
money went to pay off loans winch tile center had been using to try to overcome Hie deficit operation winch had been building up over the \ears,” he
designed an insignia for the “The next $26,750 went to
Century Club. provide the matching funds for
Fulwiler said many tile wonderful federal grant individuals are concerned, not which made possible our new only about the stop-gap physical therapy wing — giving financing of today, but about us the leading physical therapy continued funding throughout facility in the Southwest.
•he year. “There was an immediate
“We ho|M‘ that tile Century need of $22,000 for operational Club can become an identity of, private citizens to give
Turn tn WTRC, Bg. 11-A
Smith annotine ference that
n % rr
$100 to Club a
board, reported that gifts brought in and mailed in
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ABI! ENE AND VICINITY (40 mil* radius) — Cloudy morning and partly DV I cloudy afternoon. No precipitation Sunday. High Sunday In tho mld-70s. Low
“immediately” to keep the non- 01 1111,1(1
profit facility’s doors open. Tf l',na‘,z<;. ‘“c s*turday afternoon totaled neat s,,lday ln fh, Hioh Money
When a similar appeal wentrec?riU lmie 0,1 a B0 $2,000. (upper ;cv wind* *outherty sis mph.
basls- ! But the center still did not
out just over two years ago, the
“silent majority” answered with “Th eAbilene Kiwanis Club Is have enough funds for the
some $170,000 in donations in a aware^of the fine program of the payroll which was due Friday,
five-week period. ;rehabilitation center and is the 27th. Sayles still had hopes
The WTRC has never been the proud to contribute again to Its this need would be met, same since. (support,” said Beauchamp. immediately.
Ii has continued to grow — in Fulwiler reported that George! Sayles also voiced appreeia-size. services, and patient load Spann, Dean lingier and more tion “to the many fine ^
than a score of other business!individuals” making gifts, and High tow
and professional leaders had expressed thanks to the Abilene p |T, ah «n<*dlow' mn u
contacted him encouraging thc|Kiwanis Club “for leading the ^ |!U,
Sat. a m.
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- but the income exception of
i pouring I constant.
— with the the Initial out-has remained
“We’ve just outgrown our-
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4 OO 5:00
9.00 30:00 ll :00 12:00 for
24-hour* priding ♦
renewal of the Century Club. He wav for so many things in the J:07> * nvt tonight* 8:38
’. . , ,, Rurometpr reding At 9
said one person has even,Abilene area i Humidity at 9 a.m.: Mi
p.m.1 ?tl4 per can*.