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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 340 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79004. THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1974-3G PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associaitil Preu (fl SUV. CAN BE A MOTHER Rcrnls Jongcljcs cuddles daughter, Vickl Wheelchair Doesn't Stop Woman From Being Mother BIGELOW, Minn. (AP) Although licr legs arc totally paralyzed nnd she has only slight movement in her anus, Uernis Jongotjes has become the mother or two healthy daughters. M'licn doctors at Worthing- ton Regional Hospital began to prepare for the birth of Mrs. Jongeljbs' second child last winter, they could find no re- cord of American quadripleg- ics who had given birth. In their research, Dr. Ed- ward Seisler Dr. Kyoung Kim said they received infor- mation from [lie Brilish Jtoya) Society on Jledicino covering 19 cases of quadriplegics who had children. Only two bore more lhan one child. On Feb. 27, Mrs. Jongeljes became a mother for tlic sec- ond time, and now is al home with daughters Dawn, 3, ancl Vicki, 2 months. She can prepare the baby's bottle and feed her. For more complex chores, such as changing a diaper, the baby's grandmother can be sum- moned by an intercom system from her Farm house about 100 yards away. Tlie grandmother, Mrs. .lo.'iii Siknra, does n variety of chores while Ilcrnis' husband. Larry is at work al a BigClow salvage yard. The Jongctjes family lives in a new trailer home on a farm in this southwestern iUin- nesola community. The Irailor lias wide passages and doors lo a c co m m o d a I e Bcrnis' wheelchair. Temporarily at least, baby Vicki has her quarters on top of n table, where her mother can reach Her.- With great effort, llernis can burp Vicki and turn the child over on her tabletop bed. Mrs. Jongeljes .was para- lyzed in 1970 when her spinal cord was damaged in a fall. Dawn was "born four months later at a Navy hospital in Soulh "Sometimes f get. jlowii in the she says, "but I'm pretty good halured, I guess. And aren't we -lucky Larry, was a cook in Hie Navy? 'He's always .'been a belter cook'than I am." Dr. Seisler snid quadripleg- ics repro- ductive organs, and.are physi- cally able to bear children. However, he added, "it Is unu- sual for them to attempt lo have children" because of the difficulty they experience in caring for (hem. Sandlin Gets Spending Power By BILL, GOULD Reporter-News Staff Writer The Abilene Council vot- ed Thursday to grant limited ad- ditional powers to the' city man- ager as an efficiency measure. Fred Sandlin, who took over as city manager May 1 upon the retirement of H. P. Clifton, now .will be able to spend up to in public funds without- prior council approval. The city manager also is em- powered to sign contacts on the city's behalf, which do not in- volve more than and do longer than one year. SANDU'M AND Citv. Attornev Don Cteatham told thp council that approval of the added pow- ers 'would'greatly, increase (he efficiency of the daily operation of the city. "It's been 14 years since the council' set the city manager's expenditure .liniil" at Sandlin snid, lhat infla- lion and the growth of the city have made that figure impracti- cal. "Of course; ?2.500 is no ma.eic figure, but it could save the city time and effort when mechani- cal breakdowns create an emer- gency need for he said. Mayor" J. C. Hunter Jr. con- curred. "I can recall thai in our most recent fuel crisis the city couldn't even buy a truckful of gas legally.'without .council ap- he said. Cheatham assured the council members that Ihe request for additional powers for (he city manager's office was not -an at- tempt to decrease the council's own powers. "The-idea insleatl is to handle the routine matters more -the city attorney said. Cheatham also noted thai the law requires (hat expendi- tures of public funds in excess of be handled by competi- tive bidding.. V.. Councilmen Don' Watts' sug- gested that the council members be" Kept' inforrirc'd'of actions tak-" en by the city manager under the resolution. That suggestion was then modified by Council- man Scott Taliaferro, wh.o asked that a detailed-memo be includ- ed each month in the budget summaries provided to the council. SUBJECT TO (hose provi- sions, Ihe resolution was adopt- ed unanimously, and becomes effective immediately. The council also gave the green light to plans for a down- town mini-park by approving a lease agreement on the pro- posed site. "Vera Hall Muiler Memorial to be built.at North 2nd and Cypress on the site of the See COUNCIL, Pg. ISA, Col. 4 "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NoTlfiiwI Wejrhcr Service (Wllllwr Mop, PI. 1C) ABILENE AND VICINITY 'io-mile radius) Clnr to partly cloudy and warm ttiFs afternoon through Friday. Southerly winds 10-M m.p.h. High today and Friday In Ihe low 90s. Low lonlghl In the upper Ms. TEMPERATURES Wcdfiesdiy f.m Thursday v.rn. U n 11 F3............ Safety Pays Off Tlie first "Governor's Traffic Safely Ranger. Citation" and award was presented to Fair Park roiirUi-gradcr Mack Jones at Thursday's Abilene City Council meeting. The award, presented on behalf o[ Gov. Dolph Briscoe by Mayor J. C. Hiiriler Jr., officially recognized young Jones for his'whining entry in the Fourth Grade Safety Poster Contest held in January, by .the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, lie is 10 years old and the son of Jlr. and Mrs. William F-'Jones' of 408 Sam- moiis. (Staff Photo) Colonel Returns to Dyess Vice CO of After -an absence or 13 years, Col. Frank J. Apel Jr., has-re- turned to Dyess to assume du- ties as vice commander of the %th Bomb Wing. Col. Apel served here from 1957-fil when he was a B47 crew- meniber wifh (lie 337th Bomb Squadron. TIiu 23-year Air Force veteran comes to Abilene from li-Tapao Airfield, Thailand, where he commanded Strategic Air Com- mand's 307th Strategic Wing. COL. APKL, enlisted in the Ail- Force in 1951 and was sioned through, the Aviation Ca- dets Program in 1953. He earned his wings at Foster AFB, Tex., in 1953 and subse- quently served as a Iliglit in- structor at Laredo AFB, Tex. .Following his first Dyess as- signment, Col. Apel was as- signed to Clinton-Sherman AFB. Okra., as a H52 bomber com- mander. Upon graduaUon'Troni the Air Ccnimand and Slaff College in 1967, he was reassigned to Viet- nam where he flew over 200 for- ward air control missions and served as the air liaison officer with the-20th Tactical-Air Sup- port Squadron at Danarig Anr Base. HIS LAST six monlh's in Viel- iiam were spent at Tan Son Nliut AB, where he served jis a staff planner in Ihe 7th'' Air Force Tactical Air Control Cen- ter. His Southeast Asra assignment Sec DYKSS, Pg. ISA, Col. I Valuable Roadside Litter Being Sought by Lawmen u: 78 II n Tl 71 71 71 7t tl Hlqh end low lor 2X hours ending f a.m.: 95 ond 71. Hlfih and same dale lull year: S4 and 59. Sunsel las! n'qht: sunrise today: sunsel lonlghl: Baroiriclcr reading al noon: ZB.H'IrT. Humldlly ol neon: 47 per cenl. MILKORD, Tex. (AP) Officers and volunteers re- sumed their search today for in bank loot believed thrown out of one of Iwo cars fleeing with the holdup men after Wednesday's robbery of ililford's First Stale Bank. A new element entered Ihe case when Ellis County Sheriff Wayne McCollum revealed Ibid five hats were found in or around Ihe Iwo gel away curs although only four nicii were nrroslcd. NE Half-Eared Ball Player a Mystery By EU.IE RUCKHH Q. What's (tic name, of Ihe baseball player who was involved in an aulo accMeil and lost half of his cnr? II placed taiidehls stomach (I think 11 was his slwnach) 'to preserve 11 because he couMi't take lime out flf his summer haseball stnedule for (he skin grafl. I think ke's Mill playing wllhout (lie ear. 1 heard Ihls twice on (he news a couple of ytars ago and I read II In Sjiorls Illus- trated. Everjllme I lell (he slcry sonic- body says I'm pulling (heir leg. Tell them I'm nol. A. At first we .llioiight you might be a charter member of Ihe Liars Club but lo our amazement an caj-, nose and throat doctor says you're'describing a common practice in skin graft. Sometimes in rccoiisiruclmg an ear, a synllictic material is buried under Ihe skin (In fhc stomach, for Scar tissue forms, covering it will) natural mate- rial making Hie Implant less likdy In lie by tlic body. Through plastic surgi- techniques, it's minted from Ihe stom- ach into Hie proptr position. So wlial you've described is possible but we still don't know who you're talking about. Ncilhcr docs'Joe Ileichlcr, a long- lime Associated Press Writer now in Ihe Baseball Commissioner's office in New York, flc's never heard of it and says, "The few baseball liMoriaria.I'.vc checked with have no knowledge of this ever happening, cilher." Q. I saw a recipe in a book once for rock candy. Since hard candy Is Ihr. only kind I can would you find lhal recipe for me? A. This recipe from Home Economist Mai Ihe Harmon calls for sugar and string. Kivst punch holes al the lop edge of a.lhin eight inch square pan and lace .about seven strings from one side to the olher, Place the laced pit" in a deeper, pan lo catch excess syrup. Now dissolve cups sugar in one. cnp water, and cook without slirrjng to degrees. Pour syrup into pic pan. tl should reach a level about Inch uljovc ibc strings. Cover wilh foil. Watch and wall. II may take a week lo crystallize. Ult Hie lace'd.'pan out. Ciit the strings and disloitge Hie candy. Rinse in cold water, put on racks in a very low oven lo dry. lircak inlo small pieces sugar substitute for coffee or. just eat it. Q. I'm a retired school Itacher who ap with today's rducalMi. I've beard about a program called "Klgki to Read." Wkat is II.' In wkal does II operale? Is It Is It a gtvemmeit program? A. It's a federal program from 11KW. Basically it involves federal money for siaff development and materials nnd consultant services wilh a strong emphasis on.helping children improve reading skills. Teaching techniques and materials used by the local school adminis- .'.'trallon; Program director is the school prin- cipal. Iji Abilene, Travis and Locust Elementary schools have it. It's been successful so far, according lo Lloyd Swindle pre and posl showed good growth in read- ing. "We're making good progress, more Hum had before In those two Swln- die says. Dr. Robert (ialvan from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio is Ihe He mccls regularly with the fac- ulty on Saturdays during the school term. 0. I was refused a job of church sccrclary IH-IW: in less than oie week because I wasn't a member of the Church of Clirisl. If this Isn't discrimination, what is? I happen be Lutheran bnt I'm not narrow-minded and I doi'l think It's rlghl to be turned down because yon don't belong lo a ccrlain church body. A. In this inslance, it's all right In dis- criminale, says Ihe Equal Employment Op- portunity Commission in Dallas, since liic secretary, as part of his or her duly, nnibl reflect Ihe teachings or beliefs of Illal par- ticular church. Religion ,tnis casc ;-s a bonafido occupational cnialifimlion. This holds true of church owned or controlled colleges hiring teachers only of that faith. Address questions (o Action Mnc, Rox 10, Abilene, Texas 7WW. Names w ill not be usert hut questions must be slgnrd aid addresses glvtn. Please Include tcl- 'epkoM lumbers If possible. This led lo the possibility Ihal one person left in a car with Ihe money or that some- one was waiting for Hie money and picked it up. Officers chased Ihe cars over an area (dreaded will) country roads and at times lost sight of the llecing vehi- cles. The robbers obtained more llran but was found in the glove compart- nienl of one of tile cars. Searchers on foot, on ncr.sc- back and in cars searched the roads along the flight roule until late Wednesday niglil, then rwumetl the hunt early today. Wilhin niinulcs of the hold- up, stale trooper Jimmy Ma- son assisted -by Texas Ranger Bill Guim of Waco had four men in custody after a chase in which speeds topped 120 miles per hour. Officers charged Richard J. Hamilton. 2S: George W. Cobb. 25: diaries L. Gibson, 30; and Rodney K. Burns, 20, all 'of Dallas, with aggravated rob- bery. Justice of Ihe Peace F. P. McClnman of lied Oak set bond al each. All four remained at the Ellis County jail liilc Wednesday. The foursome fieri wosl on Kami Market 934 (award llas- ca in two cars. Mason spoiled one of (he cars and slopped it until Guim, who was in Ilia area, arrived to help. Then trooper Mason chased (lie oilier about eight miles at speeds up lo 131 miles per hour. The second car slopped us oilier officers closed in. "When they saw Ihe fire- arms coming out, their hands wml Mason said. However, a search of the two cars turned up only sliiffed in a pillowcase in the glove compartment of the first vehicle slopped. Lale Wednesday investiga- tors and volunteers on horse- back searched a 15-mile strip of road for Ihe missinj; S2-I.OOO, apparently without success. Officers said they did not know how the money possibly thrown from the vehicle would have been packaged. Police theorize occupanls of Ihe sec- ond car ditched the money somelime during Ihe eight- mile cliasc. Sheriff Blames Jail's Security Some of Ihe inmates at Taylor County Jail have complained to Ihe Texas Civil Liberties Union about visiting hours and other jail conditions. Sheriff Jack Londrum agrees with some of the complaints ancl says inadequate security is to blame. Pg. IB. ArmiiemcrHi Business Notes Mirror Bridae Classified I1C -8A BA ISA 7. IOC 6C -IOC Hosoilcl Patients Obituaries SiorU TI Your Gsod Health TV 7R. I-3C I'C TV 1C Women's Mews 2, 3B ;