Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT. OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD'EXACTLY AS IT 93RD NO. 326 PHONE 673-4271 79604; THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 9, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Preu t By ELJJE RUCKER Re-Runs Upon Us, Including We Ik Show Q. Why are most of Ihc programs on stations here re-runs? Are the Lawr- ence Wclk shows re-runs? Looks as though a place (he. size of Abilene would have hcilcr programs for the public to view. They get. rather boring and some of us just cut them off. If one writes about (be stations respond by thanking you for your interest, (hen go merrily on showing tbe same ole stuff. A. At this time of the' year the local stations don't have much choice. They have to show what the them and this happens to be re-run season from now until fall and not just in Abilene, it's everywhere. KHBCJ Program Director N'ormand tells us that hack in the good ole days when a halt-hour show cost around to pro- duce, the originals ran 30 weeks, repeals 13 weeks. But now it 'costs anywhere from to to produce the same half- hour show so the ratio has changed, to 2o originals and 26 repeals or thereabouts. Mann says the networks try to scatter (he repeats throughout the year but you can ;expccl most of Ihcm in spring and summer. Yes, Welk is currently doing the re-run cir- cuit with the rest of them. no heard there's a place you can sell aluminum for 10 cents a pound. Hope you can find the name of the place. A. Ten cents sounds a little high but check with the scrap metal companies here. Price varies according to what kind of aluminum you're collecting and whether or not you have aluminum cans mixed with pie plates, Joil, etc. Q. I need (be address of tbe Odessa Permian Basin Junior, Senior and Grad- uate College. I'm not even sure of the exact name or (hat it's In Odessa, but It's somewhere around (hat area. University of Texas of'the Permian liasin is'in Odessa. No street address is necessary, it'll get there. Q. At the Intersect of S. Mala ind Steffeos, going north on S. Main Is a slop sign ami going west and east on SIcffcns are yield signs. Why stop and yield signs 'at the same-Intersec- tion? A. "It all started wilh Alamecla Hoad where people were coining off the freeway onto frontage roads and we were stopping says Maintenance Construction Su- pervisor George Williams of the highway department. Cars were coming off the free- way two and three deep, the slop sign caused the.lhird car to stick onL into the freeway. They removed the slop, replaced it witli a yield sign on the frontage road and it worked so well they went to Slain St. and did Ihc same thing. Traffic coining down .Main was obscured by a service station and the highway depart- ment felt Sleffcns traffic might not yield to traffic on Main that wasn't1 easily visible. Thus the stop sign on Main. It's not exactly orthodox, Williams admits, but it's working. They've had only one acci- dent there since Jan. I, 1973. Also Ihc stop sign had been on Main SI. for some liirie anrt they were afraid Sleffens traffic, acciislorned lo a stop on Main, might not yield if the stop were removed. Now you know why the stop and yield signs. But things may be adjusted a bit, since the intersection has been brought lo (heir attenlion, highway department officials will lake another look al it. Address questions lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79304. Names will rot be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible, Food Decline Slows Wholesale Advances WASHINGTON (A P) Sharp declines in farm and food prices slowed the rise in wholesale prices in April to its slowest rate in six months, the government reported today. The Labor Department said wholesale prices increased seven-tenths of one per cent seasonally adjusted and five- tenths of .one per cent unad- justed. The increase was still high by normal standards but con- siderably below increases re- corded since November. April's rise compared with adjusted' increases of 1.3 per cent in March, 1.2 per cent in February and 3.1 per cent in January. Despite the slowdown in farm and food prices, there was no hint that the inflation- ary surge was abating. Industrial -prices, regarded as one of the surest barom- eters of inflation, jumped an adjusted 2.3 pr cent in April. In March industrial '.prices climbed 2.9 per cent. Farm products, processed foods and feeds declined for the second consecutive month, dropping ah adjusted 3 per- cent and an unadjusted 3.7 per cent. The 'Agriculture Department predicted Wednesday that food prices would begin to level off during thelsecohd half of the year .and -possibly even dec- lined.in the jmal'quarter. have risen per cent over'-the; past year. Changes'- "in wholesale price? reflected later "at ttiefefail'level. The big' rise -in industrial prices reflected in part the dropping of- price controls- over various industries. Construction Begun On 49-Unit Apartment Here Business as Usual Business goes on in a Queens bar as a New.York Cily left, fills.out a report on the'body on the floor.'The dead man was identified, as Edward Marsh, 55, who police said robbed an Elmont, N.Y., bank earlier .in the day. Police said Marsh, whose death was listed as an apparent had a bag with him at the bar. it. contained (AP Wirephoto) Million Apartments Set on Plans for construction of a SI million 88-unit Kings Court Apartmcnls complex nn Judge Ely Blvd.. between Milford and Piedmont were announced by Tom who is building Ihe complex with ah associate under the name of Ihe Tom Lewis Co. Construction., of. the. apart- ment complex, which will be located on a three-acre will start in about three weeks and be completed in six- months, Lewis said. THE APARTMENTS will be -contained -in-.six -separate buildings and contain 32 effi- ciency apartments. of 410 square feel each, -10 one-bed- room a pa rt men I s of, 615 square feet each and 16 two-. bedroom apartments of 923 square feel each. About half of Ihe apartments will be fur- nishctl. i Kings 'Court Apartments will be bordered Judge Ely Blvd. on Ihc cast, Piedmont Dr. on HID north, Milford on the south and -Harwell on Ihc west. There will be seven drjvc-.in entrances .into- tjie complex from the four streets. The six.two-sloi'v apartment buildings which- will contain CO.COO .square feel of 'living space be built in a square wilh a courtyard aml'recrca- tjn.i! area in the center. The 1 Blvd. TOM LEWIS plans new complex ccntei- area will 'contain'..a swimming pool, recreation building, sloragc building, ten- nis courts, laundry and a num- ber of charcoal burners for barbecuing. THE CENTER.', courtyard will.be lavishly landscaped, as will Ihc entire area along the four streets. The outside land- scaping will include a fence of brick .pollsters- wilhx cedar rails. The apartment buildings will be constructed will! Ian 'brick lacing op Ihe bottom halt with the second stories faced wilh slucco and rough cedar. There be balconies for "lei-, .sure living" lor the tenants. Lewis said. Each building will have a Texas.hip roof. said' that all the apartments will be decorated in bright "high fashion" colors and will be designed lo appeal to young people. Each kitchen will have a electric range, disli- w a s h c r, refrigerator and breakfast bar, while Ihe aparl- ments will carpeted throughtout, i n c I u ri i n g the kitchen and bath, the latter containing a tub and shower. The second floor apartments will be reached by metal stair- ways which will be enclosed in corridors in each building. Construction of a half-mil- lion dollar, 49-unit apartment complex has been started on the southwest corner of N. Cth and Mockingbird with com- pletion due in September. Owner of the new apartment complex is the Mockingbird Co., consisting of partners Jim and Eddie Boykin, A. M. Hinds Jr. ami Joe'Galloway. THE TWO-STORY complex is being built on a square toot tract north of. the Lc Martinique Apart- ments and will have square feet of living, space-in the buildings and 690 square Honor Selection Process Viewed Vv'hy ore some students with above average grades not selected for National Honor Society? The Report- er-News reviews the selec- tion procedures at Cooper and Abilene High in re- sponse to two letters. First- part of .a'two-port series, Pg. 1-B. Amusements 3C Business Notes 5B Business Mirror 76 5C Classified 7-1IC Comics...............6C Editorials 4A Horoscope 13A. Hospital Polienls .......3A Objluaries............. 4C Snorls 1-2C To Your Gsod Health I2A TV Log................ 3C TV Scout 3C Women's News 2-3B feet of play area. The complex is being built with three separate It-apart- ment units and will contain 24 onR-bedroom and 25 two-bed- room apartments- Each apart- ment will be completely fur- nished and will be rented or leased. Kitchens in each unit will include a dishwasher, dis- posal, refrigerator, range and oven and all built-ins. Also on the landscaped tract will be a separate build- ing housing the manager's apartment-, managers office and laundry. In the southwest corner- of the tract will be a play area containing a badrnifrtxm courtsVarid volley- ball courts, as well as a tiroil- er barbecue area complete and There will be paved parking for 74 cars with two entrances into Ihe. complex off Mocking- bird Blvd. and one off N. 6th. THE APARTMENT build- ings will be of conventional WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NcriiOTMl Wtrther Service (Vfcdlher Man, 3AJ ABILENE AND VICINITY MC-rr.ilt radius) .Increasing clBJdiresr. end v-crmer today witti a -sI'sjM chsr.cc of Parlly ID cloudy a chcna> founders (arms tonight Fnrfay. Southwesterly 12 to ?2 iripJi. High locfoy Tn Ihe mid 90s. Lo.w lontctil in Hie upper Ms. High Friday in the lower Probability of preclpJtalicn 20 per cent per cenf tonight ond 20 oor cenl on Friday. High flrtrf low for 2NsrtwmaV laldui g' ''Simrnertime tempera- liifes- more than 10 degrees above normal. WcaLhei-nian Chuck Mi I I e v said Tliur'sday morning lhal Ilic nonnal maxiniuni for Ttiuio- clay's date is 82 decrees. ACCOMPANYING Hie unu- suallj- high temperatures Thurs- day, and possibly Friday, is a chance of rain, Miller said, wliich. should vacillate between 20 and 30 per cent Thursday, Thursday night and Friday. Miller sairt livo low pressure troughs, one higti and one. low, over. New Mexico, might trigger showers. The convection of air wanned at the surface is also knami to cause brief showers. "We might gel a sprinkle nv two oul of said. As for the mid-90s lures, he added, "Summer is practically on us." Lack of Trainer Limits Program NO ONK IN C1URCJK Cooper training room use limited By BII.I, ROBERTS Assistant Sports Editor Athletic trainers are hard to find. There are oiily 180 licensed trainers in--Texas'and only Ihree schools which offer pro- grams of training South- west Texas State, Laniar'Uni- versity and Texas Christian University., The problem appears real lo Abilene since.'the Class AAAA high schools are Ihe only'members of District 5-AAAA which, do not have li- censed trainers on the staffs. There are currently 997 high schools in the state, 234 of which arc in Class AAAA and H5 These are Ihc schools which have mosl ot the licensed trainers in the stale, and most colleges and universities arc blessed wilh one. A T II I. K T I C trainer means a person who, upon the advice and consent of his team physician, carries out Ihe practice of prevention and or physical rehabilitation of injuries incurred bv athletes. "To carry out these func- tions, the athlelic trainer is authorized to use physical modalities such as heat', light, sound, .cold, electricity or mechanical devices related lo rehabilitation and treat- ment." THIS IS TIIK inlrodiiction lo House Rill No. 602, passed Iwo years by Ihe Texas Con- gress as "an act relating to the c r e a t i o n, organization, powers, duties and procedures of the Texas Board of Alhlelic Trainers to license athletic trainers; providing penalties: providing effective dates: and declaring an emergency." Before the bill was passed, student trainers were allowed the use of these "physical modalities" in Ihe treatment of injuries. Now, this is impossible. Only licensed athletic train- ers may perform this treat- ment, and only wilh the con- sent of Ihc team physician. Nationwide, the lack of trainers is a bigger problem, especially in light of a bill which has been inlroduced in Ihe United Stales Congress, moree The bill, originally intro- duced by Congressman Ron V. Dellums, states thai "all institutions of higher learning anrt secondary educa- tion must have on thc'ir stalls a licensed athletic trainer." IMMEDIATELY, the NCAA and other organizations pro- tested, saying that it was im- possible. There just weren't lhal many trainers available. So, Congressman Edwin B. Korsythc, H-N.J., modified the bill and it now calls for "a (uncled 1-year study to deter- mine the need or lack of need for alhlelic trainers in second- ary schools and institutions of higher learnings." The amended bill has passed Ihe. House and is now in com- millcc in the Senate, where Senator Harrison Williams, D-N. J-, is pushing for passage. The National Football League Players Assn. is re- ported to be backing the bill and has wrillen senators cn- dovsing the efforts. The study will call for a comparison of athletic injuries prior to the hiring of a trainer and after a trainer hired, said Bobby Gunn, trainer (or Ihc Houston Oilers and eurrciit president of the Nitional Alh- lelic Trainers Assn. "THE STUDY will show that there is a marked de- crease in athletic injuries and- or their severity when an ath- letic trainer is says Gunn. "The bill is of a lol of work and if it goes through, after one year, we'll gel some- thing out of il. "College coaches have al- ways said lhal' injuries suf- fered by recruits slcni from high.school injuries sustained wilhoiit Ihe presence of a trained Iraincr. "ft'll lake a while lo ev- erybody supnlied ilh a Irain- er. In fad. Ihe bill calls for a period of about eight years for schools to work inlo a pro- gram of teacher-lrainer. This is where a licensed Iraincr doubles as a lo.ichcr and trainer. "WK'RE WAY ahciid in the Slate nf Texas. "We've always been a sort nf leader. I would like to sec every school system have a certified Iraincr looking af- ter students and working with the team doctor. Trainers down' the severity and the number of injuries." The requirements' for be- coming a trainer-'aren't too stiff. They include: 1. The candi- date will be required to have al least a minor in physical education or health (18 2. Eight hours in biol- o.ay (anatomy and physiolo- gy) 3. A minimum of Red Cross first aid; 4. A minimum of three years of work as a student trainer under the di- rect supervision of ,a licensed athlelic trainer; and 5. Al- Ihough not required, that stu- dent trainers should be en- couraged to take courses tn nulrilion and foods, gy and pharmacology. These requirements may tis met al other schools, such as the University, of Texas, but I here arc only the Ihrce schools which offer athletic training as a curriculum for graduation. THE PKOBI.EM. al least lo- follv, appears lo be working into the staff of leachers a person who is bnlh a tcachpr and a licensed athletic trainer. The Abilene school board is aware that trainers would he heloful in the school syslem and, according board presi- denl C. G. Whillen, the hiring of an athlelic trainer-teacher is exnected in Ihc future. "We have certainly ap- nrovcd il (Ihc hiring) tenallvc- says Wilton. Tomorrow: Anilenians dis- cuss the trainer-teacher and what it would mean to yp'iinj; athletes.