Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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WH! steam power make a comeback?
The Rev. M. L. Bradford believes the steam-powered automobile is going to come back. He's converted four cars to steam power in the past 22 years. By Don Tabor.
Learning is difficult for mentally retarded
Normal children take things such as dressing, playing, and eating for granted, but the mentally retarded learn by in* terminable repetition. By Joe Dacy ll.
Game's history might tend to be a biography
Any story of organized bridge in Abilene would tend to be a biography of Mrs. Mabie L'hus, probably the first certified teacher of bridge in Te^as. By Morven Weitzel.
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Bad Night for Abilene Schools
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'None of My Nights GoodI/ Nixon Tells Foul
Big Spring Cooper
Jim Ned Roscoe
By UNDA DEUTSCH
Associated Press Writer
LONG BEACH, Calif. (API — President Ford sat in a chair beside former President Richard M. Nixon's hospital bed on Friday. “Did you have a good night?” Ford asked.
“None of my nights are too
good,” Nixon replied in a husky voice. His hair was mussed and his face was drawn. He was thinner than most people remember him.
Nixon's passion while in office was foreign affairs, and Ford told him of plans in the near future for presidential
trips to Japan, South Korea and the Soviet Union.
He told Nixon — he called him Dick — of tours by Nixon's favorite. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, to the Soviet Union, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The visit was a surprise to
Surtax Compromise Reported Likely
By R. GREGORY NOKES
Associated Press writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Ford administration has nearly given up all hope of getting its 5 per cent surtax proposal approved by Congress in its present form, .informed administration SSSt&mHJT
Although Treasury Secretary William E. Simon said Thursday the administration has “just begun to fight” in
Iniversity Status Means Much o Howard Payne President
By JERRY REED ■ porter-News Staff Writer
HOWNWOOD—The desig-on “university” for the nor Howard Payne College b is not just a matter of italics for HPU’i presi-t, Dr. Roger L. Brooks. Raining university status is rely one step of many in king the small Brownwood ominational school “one of top universities in the ii” by 1989, HPU’s corneal year, he said.
Iniversity ranking is more n just a name change to Brooks, who was inaugu-ed little more than a year > as Howard Payne’s 14th
‘UNIVERSITY.” he said defines a “broad-based and multi-school institution."’
The word “college,” Dr. Brooks said, has been appropriated by beauty, barber and business schools and two-year community colleges which leave out the distinguishing adjective “junior.”
Since Howard Payne officials and regents decided on attaining university status about two years ago, the institution has undergone a critical self-review and upgrading of faculty and students.
“We determined a year ago that most of our student problems (academic, disciplinary,
See BROOKS, Pg. 12A, Col. 6
DR. ROGER BROOKS university not just name
.support of the surtax. Treasury sources say they believe Simon realizes a compromise will be necessary.
T hey believe the surtax has been misunderstood as being far more costly to middle and upper incomaUajywifitiUUian it really is, but tMy db not believe this misunderstanding can be dispelled.
A likely compromise —in the view of several sources who did not want to be named —is an increase to $25,000 in the minimum level of family income to which the surtax would apply.
The Ford proposal calls for the surtax to apply to family incomes over $15,000 and individual incomes over $7,500.
But the sources said they expect changes will be made in the House Ways and Means Committee, after which the administration would judge whether they are acceptable.
House Speaker Carl Albert. D-Okla.. has declared that the Ford surtax will not emerge from committee in its present form.
And an informed administration ally —the minority counsel of a key Senate committee — said chances are slim for a surtax, even with a compromise.
“It has no chance — 5 per cent at best —of going through Congress as an indi
vidual component and maybe a 20 per cent chance for some form of the surtax being passed with a decent type of package,” this source said.
Such a package, he said, would include other Ford proposals —bud#at<«!rta.-* public service employment program, along with reform of government regulatory agencies and regulations.
He said the very best chance for a compromise surtax would be about 30 to 35 per cent if the Ford program were suddenly widely perceived as being a real answer to inflation —something that is not now the case.
Among those who have publicly hinted at a possible compromise has been presidential counselor L. William Seidman, who has said the Ford administration is willing to consider a 11 suggestions emanating from the Congress on the surtax.
Asked if the surtax proposal remained realistic in view of congressional opposition — largely based on the contention that the surtax is another blow at an already suffering middle class — one Treasury official indicated mixed feelings.
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Nixon. Fearing any sustained excitement might be too much for their still seriously ill patient, doctors told Nixon that Ford was coming only minutes before the President walked through the door of Nixon's top-floor suite.
It was the first meeting be
tween the men since Nixon resigned the presidency Aug. 9.
After the visit, Mrs. Nixon was heard by a Ford aide telling presidential physician William Lukash, who accompanied Ford to the hospital, that
See KORD, Pg. IZA, Col. 7
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CHIEF MCMURRY AVD RESERVATION PRINCESS . . . Sieve Chappell and Kay iMcMenaniy crowned Friday
McA4 Reservation Honors Go to McMenamy, Chappell
Ray McMenamy and Steve MISS MI MEN AMY, a sen-
Chappell were crowned Reset’- ior music education major, is
vation Princess and Chief the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
McMurry to climax the annual James McMenamy of Shallo-
homecoming musical show water
late Friday a1 McMurry Col- A, KfcM shl. has bee,, a
member of the McMurry The campus royalty is dc- yun(i the Chanters and Ute
cided by student ballot each eijle Morning Star singing
fall and is the highest acco- group. She was freshman
lade students can receive from llass secretary and a member
their fellow students. (,f McMurry Student Govern-
Class favorites were also nient her sophomore and ju-
named at the show, this year moi’ years,
entitled “As the Reservation she was named to “Who's
Turns." The student-produced Who in American Colleges and
spoof will have its second per- Universities” during the 1973-
formance at 10:30 a.m. Satur-
day in Radford Auditorium. See McMl'KKY, Pg. IIL CU* I
Calvert Urges New Effort on Document
By ROY A. JONES ll Although the work of his 37-
Rcporicr-Ncws Staff Writer member commission failed to
Judge Robert W. Calvert, result jn a new constitution for
retired chief justice of th<- Texans to vote on next week
Texas Supreme Court urged __as commission had
members of the Abilene Bar planned—the judge maintain-
Assn. Friday to lead efforts to ^ ^ -even though the
see that the .state’s 98-year-old whole thing was aborted, the
constitution is rewritten, not work was not done for noth-
just continually amended. lt)g ••
In his noes speech at the Petroleum Club. Judge Cal- HE OUTLINED the eight
vert noted that it bad been one months of exhaustive work by
year to the day since he stood commission and said thai
on the House Speaker’s plat a, jeast the Legislature used
form and. as chairman of the lt ff)r a jumping off place.
Constitutional Revision Com- predicted there is a 50-50
mission, submitted a proposed c hance that Texas may have a
new constitution to the con ,»
vention comprised solely of See IMHLML.vi.
legislators as delegates.__Pg. HA. Ce!. <
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