Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Abilene, Texas
j WITHOUT OR wiTi-r OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD.EXACTLY j .g3RD 347 PHONE 673-4271 '.ABILENE, THURSDAY BygNiNffi M'ftY 30, 1974VJ4 PAGES IN THKEE SECTIONS AuocimitiA Barter Lock Up Concrete Frogs If you don't 'want to lose your concrete frog, you'd better lock That is from of- ficers in the Criminal Investiga- tion Division of the Abilene Po- lice Department. Skiles Thursday morning a', rash of thefts oi decorative lawn oma- mehti.and lawn. furniture in the 'past few days.'' "They nave taken a bench from the front of, :Burro Alley just unbolted it and took it and they 'took three pieces of lawn 'furniture the other night that were all chained Skiles said. THE LATEST theft happened Wednesday, night when .thieves with several lawn or- naments from the home of Mrs. Ernest Gwin of 9158 Santos. Taken were a bird bath, com- plete with three. birds, a con- crete donkey and cart, a con- crete love seat with umbrella and two concrete frogs. I I By ELIJE RUCKEH Impatient' Teenager Wants Behind Wheel Q..l'm a ninth grade student In Lin- I'oli Jr. High and I've Just completed my Driver's Ed course. I was wondering must have your regular driv- er's i license before you can be addtd aria the Insurance? I have my reslrkl- lakes Driver's Ed so wky catft I be added on? My parents win Mt let me drive until I'm added on because they're scared I'll bave an acci- dent. A. This is a high risk answer both because of the insurance and because mom and dad are gonna tiate us. There's no 'reason why. you can't be 'added on with a restricted license as long as.your parents are willing lo pay the increase in thc'u1 insurance rate. For teenage girls the rale will increase 10 to 20 per cent, for you and other young boys it can run as high as 50 percent. Tell you what. why not take a couple lawn-care jobs this summer, offer to pay for the increase yourself. Maybe your parents will look more favorably on adding you to their car insurance policy. Q. Please help me find Ibe mailing .address or phone number Freclandla Airlines. It's a group'-tharter-only air- line operating out of San Francisco. The travel agencies were unable to as- slst me. .A. Try Kreelandia Air. Travel Club in Sherman Oaks, Calif., (213) 990-2884. f vx. f t Mf i ty' :i- V i fr'tfi U t Determined to Graduate Cindy. Conway, 17, a Dallas-JUglf school ..sciiior, received her graduation.diploma Wednesday iirher hospital room! ;Diaghpsed two years ago as having jibdgkin's disease, she continued to attend classes ai Bryan Adams High-iintil'-lwo. months ago when she was hospitalized. She received Her diploma from ..Principal D. D. Bichardson after completing' all .required work. graduates will re- ceive their diplomas Friday Oil Export Organization Considering Tax Increase By ERIC WAHA Austria (AP) The chief executive officer of .the cartel which handles SO per cent of global oil exports said today his organization might hike oil taxes rather than prices when a freeze ex-. piretf July 1. Abdeirahman Khene, secre- tary-general of the Oorganiza- 'tion of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC said that members might decide In step up their income by in- creased taxation "to reap the windfall'profits" of the Wesl- cni oilcompanics. In an exclusive interview, he made clear OPEC expected the oil companies to absorb this, and not make their cus- tomers pay for it by boosting oil prices. "Not long ago, the oil com- panies were making a profit of about 50 cents per barrel of crude oil while, starting in the last months, they were mak- ing or he-said........ "Maybe we will (ry to reap Die windfall profits of the oil companies without changing Ike posted prices" .at the meeting of Ihe OPEC oilmin- islers in Quito, Ecuador starl- ing June 15. Stressing this was his personal he said this could be done-by boosting the government take of the OPEC countries through high.- er taxation. OPEC, which includes Ihe Persian Gulf producers, decid- ed here March 16 Mo extend the freeze of oil prices unlil July I, stating they were giv- ing industrialized countries a chance to control llicir "gal- loping inflalion." The so-called posled price for.Persian crude.'.oil .at Ihe .lime was The govern- ment lake by. the pro- ducing countries was about ..The posted price is a tax' reference: price on which OPEC countries base their taxes and royalties. The ac- tual market price the petrole- um companies have been gel- ling for oil hasjbeen hovering around barrel. board is currently .working out a re- commendation for the Quito meeting. Experts expected the rccommendalidn would be for an i n c r e a se d government take, but but they did not ex- pect any announcement on the board's work, scheduled to last two.to three days. "Secrecy is not .Ihe reason for Khene said. "We want lo avoid to slart specula- tion by publishing a recom- mendation which the ministers might not follow." Stern Letter to Nixon .WASHINGTON (AP) The House.Judiciary.Committee is .considering sending President Nixon a strongly worded letter warning hilii" he pro- viding grounds for impeach- ment by refusing lo honor committee subpoenas for Wat- ergate tapes. A dralt of the letter was be- fore the committee today as it met to decide on a Nixon's letter of May .-22 say- ing no further Watergate ma- terial would be provided. The proposed signed by chairman Peter Ro- dino, notifies Nixon a Ihe Japes'-will: weight against him: when the committee votes whether to recommend his iin-, peachment.' ;''In meeting their responsi-'1 bility, committee members Kclaicd stories, will be" obtigfd; to consider whelhef .your refusals' requi re the drawing of unfavorable in- ference concerning .the siib- stance of the material, and whether, your refusals in and of themselves might constitute a ground f or impeachment, i the., .draft'.': I'e'.tt e r slates. -'.'iii liis May T22 letter, Nixon based his refusal ta supply ,11 .tapes subpoenaed by the com rnittee oh. the grounds that it would lead'f.6 "a never ending process" -of "cOTljnuirg re- quests. r-..J" il -Nixon sai.d, massive invasion into .the confidentiali- ty of presidential conversa- tions" would. .fatally 'weaken the office of the presidency. Nixon. also told 'the commit- tee it Vthe full Watergate insofar as it'.'r.e 1 a't e's to presidential ;kipwifedge' "andT' presidential lei- not within the the presidency to con.duct'a'n" inquiry into Us J ,own; injBtachment, tb deter- r. and. wliat versi on :6r portion e vi- dence Js relevant and neces- sary tb.such an The letter: is considerably stronger.- than: one sent la'st month'.'atter Nixon, released editedi'transcripts .of Water- gate in place of :the had subpoena'ed. }pn that occasion the committee merely sent Nixon a four-line letter saying he-had, notcomplied 'with the House Votes to Keep OEO Programs Alive By JOHN LENGEL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -The House has .voted to keep the Office of Economic Opportuni- ty.'s remaining major pro- grams a 1 i y e, sidestepping President Nixon's attempts to do away with the antipoverly agency. By a vote of 331 to 53 on Wednesday, the House dLs- but .created- a new'administration within the of Health, Educa-. tion and: Welfare to run' its community action programs at a cost of Nixon had transferred away most of tire anlipoveriy agen- cy's programs before his final moves were blocked by a court decision last year- Nixon left OEO and com- munity action out of his Janu- bydget; saying the pro- gram's costs should be shoul- dered by slate and local gov- ernments if the 932 action agencies around the country were to stay in business. Nixon's budget action will have the effect of killing the program unless the Senate acts and both houses agree on fresh legislation by June 30. In effect, the House voted lo kill OEO in name, but not in spirit, 10 years after it was established as a keystone in former President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nellonal WMtticr (WMttier MJPi fg 3-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile radius) Partly cloudy.' Icday. fonigtil and Frklov wilh a slighl clwnce cf lunder- slcrms 1his evening ontt Friday afternoon. Continued hoi. Soulticrly .winds 15 to ?S mph. High this near TOO. Low Ionian! In Ihe lower 70s. High Fridoy neor 55. probobilMv cf rain N per cent tonlaM and Friday. Wrnd >varnlngi ore Tr> elrecl on orea lakes. High and tor M hours endirg 1 a.m.: 98 and 73. High end low some date lasl year: 90 Sunrise lodoy: sunset toniohl: sunrise tomorrow Community.action was .one of the cut- ting edges of OEO In the mid- 1960s. But it. has developed Jail Headache Also Deterrent One privilege earned by Taylor County Jail prison- ers'just' by riot causing trou- ble; is the., right -to'-'pur- chase "snacks and through fhe commis- sary. Jail officials say its a big headache, but pfie of the best-deterrents to' vio- lence in the jail. See stories. Pg. IB. Amusements 78 Business Mirror.......... 7A Bridcie................. 8A Classified............. 5-9C Comics 4C Edrforfals 4A Horoscope......... .1. 1 5A Hospital Patients.......-. 3A. Obituaries 3C Sports I-2C To Your Gaod Health......8A TV Leg ___.........'. 7B TV Scout.............. 7B .Women's News 3B into a -largely favored local inslilulion for providing a va- .riely of. assistance and sei-v- ices to the poor. Supporters for keeping com- munity action included .Gov. George C. Wallace of Ala- bama, Republican -M a. y o r Itichard; Lugar of Indianapo- lis, the AFL-CIp, antipoverty organizations aiid the Congres- sional Black Caucus. Another .key, aspect of coni- is that its local a'gehcies employ per- sons, mostly poor, who would add to the welfare rolls if the program- ended." The House legislation creat- ed a Community Action Ad- minLstration within HEw with a director lo be appointed by.' the President and confirmed "by the Senate. :.j Albert II. Quie, R- to allow Secretary Caspar Weinberger power to disperse community; action functions the department. Quie losl 264-: 94. Cool Front Breaking Up, Dashing Hopes of Relief A cool front that could have given Abilene some relief from the summer heat has now be- come so disorganized. that it may not even reach the'city, forecasters at the National Weather Srvice said Thursday. Weatherman Chuck M i 11 e r said the area's last hope for May rainfall lies in, the convec- tive type of Ihuhdershowers which occur when surface air is heated and rises into the cooler upper air, causing tliundercells and rain. A National Weather Service map shows Uie broken front as dissipating along its c n I i r e length as it winds through the northern portions of Texas. MflLLER SiQD THE front "shouldn't even push Uirough" and would "wipe itself out" be- fore reaching the area. -.It's'only effect.should be 15 to 25 mph winds, leaving the tem- perature to soar into the high said. If the cbnvective type of show- ers, which last from 30 to 60 minutes and can be heavy, do not form, it will mean only .71 inch of rain will have falled'in the rainiest monlh of the year. Weather "Service statistics show. Probability of rain is only 20 per cent, Miller said. School Board Now Uniquely All- By GARY Staff Wrtter A search through old records of Abilene public schools by secretaries lias uncovered an interesting fact: for the first time in at least 51 years, per- haps 57, there are no women on the Abilene School Board. Two Iruslccs, Mrs. William K. (Mnrgarel) Hullcdgo and Mrs. Claud (Tid) McAden, were defeated in April in Ihcir bids lor reelection. Wilh their .removal, Ihe has become completely occupied by men for the first lime since'a't least 1923. Rec- ords are hazy prior lo thai date, but.two women, Wrs. O.H. Cooper and Mrs. E.G. Batjcr, took scats on the board in 1917. THERE HAVK been 19, fe- male board members, begin- ning will) Mrs, Cooper, wife of one of the stale's fathers of secondary" aiid Higher educa- tion, -and'Mrs. Baljer, whose husband niovc dherc jn 1883. Mrs. was' .Lillian of one of Abi- lene's earliest tamilies. Mrs. Cooner helped in establishing a number 'of civic' organiza- tions. Cooper High School was named afterher husband. In 1923 Mrs. J.B. Heilcliew, granddaughlerjbf Sam 'Hous- ton, look a scat on the board for a two-year term (later trustees' -served six-year In 1925, three women joined board-Mrs. W.H. Bamell, .Mrs. ..Mathews and Mrs. H.B. Gddlhwaile. TWO "VEARS !lajec Mrs. 'J.D. Perry took a seat, stay-' ing for two years and return- ing again 'in '1939 'for two more. The Perrys were very aclive here in the. '20s and '30s, with Mr. Perry serving on the inilial board of what is now-Hendrick Memorial Hos- pilal. One of, Ihe longest-tenures on the board was that of Mrs. Il.A. Peiidcr, Iwho was the daughter'of George Paxlon Sr., one of Citizens National Bank's' early presidents. Mrs. Fender served; tor -10 years, 1929-39, and then came back in .1942 to, serve five niore years on Ihe board- Alter i'.rs. 'Julia Pickard was chosen in September 1931, it-was eirht Deal's before an- other Woman joined the board. But in 19W's eight women served al'various times. Besides the second terms of Mrs. Peniler and Mrs. Perry, the school boitJ during those years had Mrs. Erie P. Sellers Charles'Atkln- so'n (February September 'Mrs.- lloland Jones Mrs. George II. Swlnney Ttioin- as E. Roberts (1947-65) and Mrs. Vic Dehrens B E F 0 R K MRS. McAden assislant dean of student lite at Hardin-Simmons Universi- ly, was appointed to the board in 1961, Mrs. Joe Benson sat on the board for an 11-month period in 1955'PC and Mrs. M.C. .Arnold occupied that scat from 1956-61. Mrs. McAden and Mrs. Ifu- lledge, a leacher who rcsigend iii 1968 to wace a successful campaign for school trustee, served 13 and six years, re- spectively. Ham Middlcbrooks defeated Mrs. McAden in the April 6 ti-yslee election, and Wally Bullington got a 17-vote mar- gin over.Mrs. Rutledge in a recount of Iheir unprecedented tie in the April 23.runoff. If a computer were lo calcu- late a composilc of all the characteristics of the present school board, it would proba- bly come up with the follow- ing: the average board mem- ber is a white male, 43, wilh ttiree children, residing on the south side of town, working as a businessman with a college degree. HERE IS A quick look at the current school board: -C.G. Whittcn, president and veteran member of Ihe board, having served since 1959, is a 43-year-old attorney wilh three children. He lives at 2800 S. 25th. -Darrel Knight, 50, of 1431 Woodland Trail, is a certified public accountant, father of three, with a bachelor's and master's from Hardin-Sim- mons. MV.P. (Bill) Wright Jr., 41, of 1473 Woodland Trail, is president of Western Marketing Inc., father of three, and hold- er of a bachelor's degree in business administration from Ihe University of Texas at -Mike Young, 35, of 2034 River Oaks Circle, is an attor- has two children'and is currently seek- ing, the Democratic nomina- lion for state represenlalivc from District 61 against Elmer Martin of Colorado Cily. MidOlebrooks, 45, of 1158 Santos, owns and oper- ates an insurance agency. He was graduated from McMurry College and has four children. Bullington, 42, of 2-5 Scott Place, serves as athletic director and head football coach- at Abilene Christian College. Holder of a bachelor's and master's degree from ACC, Bullinglon has three children., Dan Bourland, 3S, of 881 Balllngcr, is co-distribu- tor of Bourland Gulf, has three children, and attended Abilene Christian for I years.