Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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...in Sunday's Repo rter-News
Young students are turning to art, artists
Abilene students ore visiting the Abilene Fine Arts Museum in droves to learn about art and artists. By Judy Bargainer of the Women's Department,
40-hour week? What's that? the sheriff asks
Talk about devotion to duty. Knox County Sheriff H. C. Stone says his home is the front seat of his patrol car. By Roy A. Jones ll.
Hunting time is near; what
Whitetail deer, quail and turkey become fair game next Saturday. Mark McDonald takes a look at the hunting prospects statewide with a spotlight on the Big Country.
(Secretary of Army Paroles Colley
FT. LEAVENWORTH. Kan. (AP) — Former Army Lt. William L. Galley, granted parole and freedom on bail in the same day, walked out of Ft. Leavenworth with a military escort Friday night. Calley, who was convicted
of murder in the 1968 My Lai massacre, and his escort officer left immediately for Ft. Benning, Ga., in a four-seat military executive jet.
He is to appear in federal court at Columbus, Ga., for bail proceedings Saturday
Earlier Friday night. Secretary of the Army Howard Callaway disclosed that he has granted Galley parole, effective Nov. 19.
Callaway’s surprise announcement came less than five hours citer a federal ap
peals court in New Orleans ordered Calley freed on bail.
Calley, who has been in Army custody for more than three years, w alked out of the U.S. Army Disciplinary Barracks witn I-in escort officer, Cant. Gerald M. Gasko.
Callaway said in a statement released in Washington that he signed the parole order on Oct. 30. It cannot take effect until Nov. 19, when Calley has served one-third of his 10-year prison sentence.
One of Galley’s attorneys, J.
Houston Gordon, said: “If any prisoner ever deserved parole this one did.
“We expected that he would be paroled. All those things that are considered when a man is given parole have been met in this case,’’ said Gor
don, who is from Covington, Tenn.
Callaway said the Army w ill not ask “any terms or conditions in connection with Galley’s bail.” because he had already decided to parole Calley.
peting this weekend in the 19th annual Harvest Festival Sectional Toumiment at the Abilene Civic Center.
The “Jacoby on Bridge” column appears daily in the morning edition of The Reporter-News.
Between hands during the “Hamlin pairs” session Friday afternoon, the 41-year-old Jacoby said the card game’s popularity has grown a lot. He added that persons of all ages are playing this “intellectual game.”
“A REASON for the game’s growth can be attributed to the efforts of the American Contract Bridge League board of directors,” he said, adding that the directors have spent a lot of money and time trying to make bridge more popular.
Noting that the league has about quadrupled since he began competing 23 years ago, Jacoby said, “The game’s popularity also has to do with its narcotic qualities.
“Once you get started, you
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United Way Countdown
Goal: $509,546.00 Raised to date: $489,176
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Jacoby Feeds 'Narcotic' Habit With Dose of Abilene Bridge
AHS, CHS Both Lose
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have been seen as either in or out-patients a total of seven times, and her husband had been admitted as an in-patient at least five times and as an out-patient in the emergency r oom once.
“We feel like these records very definitely indicate this lady and her family have received proper care during this period of time, and should correct any erroneous impression by the news story that neither
the physicians nor the hospital were not concerned about her or other persons who had difficulty with their finances.
“I think the record can speak for itself.
“It is the feeling of some of us closely involved with delivery' of health care, namely physicians, employes, trustees and administrators, that this
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BRIDGE COLUMNIST JIM JACOBY .. competing in. Civic Center tournament
Talking With My Friends and Peelin' Good'
By ANN FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer
TUSCOLA-—With a bite of roast beef poised on his fork, Earl Miller paused, leaned over the table and asked. “Warren, ‘dyou ever marry? Someone told me ya never did.”
“Why, I was hardly out a high school when I married ’ Warren Embree of Tahoka answered. “But she’s passed away now.”
EARL MILLER had a lot cif. catching up to do Friday—in fact, 50 years worth—but the first reunion of the Tuscola School Class of 1924 here gave him ample opporuntity.
And so, Miller, a retired metal worker, drove down from Milford near Dallas for a day full of reminiscing with IO of the 20 old classmates at the Jim Ned Homecoming Friday.
“I haven’t seen any of ‘em, except maybe Louise here (Mrs. Louise Standard of Abilene), in about 50 .years,” he marveled during the class dinner before Jim Ned-Wylie football game.
“Why, I couldn’t recognize most of them,” he said, looking around at his old friends, many with wrinkled faces and silvering hair.
“I was amazed at Lucille,’;
'You don't realize what good friends you had until they've been away.'
appearance,” he said, grin-ning at Lucille Grubbs of Abilene sitting across the table. “She used to be quite portly and now she’s just the opposite.”
Miller su'd he came to the reunion to see what his friends had been doing tile past 50 years.
FLOYD BALLARD, class vice president, came the farthest to attend, driving more than 500 miles from Monticello, Ark., because, “I just love people. Everytime I get a chance to see an old friend,
I do it.”
Unlike Miller and Ballard, class president Tom Vaughn stayed in Tuscola all these years, running a grocery store and farming.
He managed to stay in closer touch with many of his classmates still in the area,
but admitted “trembling” at seeing an old girlfriend among the group Friday.
“You don’t realize what good friends you had until they’ve been away.” he reflected.
Louise Standard of Abilene arranged the reunion because she thought they simply ought to get together after 50 years.
“We were all dose and we stuck together,,” she said. “Our superintendent used to say that if one of us saw an old grey mare pass by and said ‘there goes a black horse’ that we’d all stand up and
Federal Judge Frank J. Battish acquits eight former Ohio National Guardian in the 1970 Kent State shootings. Pg 12A.
Edward L. Morgan, who helped arrange for President Nixon's tax deductions of pre-presidential papers, pleads quilty to conspiring to violate the tpx laws. Pg. 5A.
THE GROUP reminisced a little about the parties they had every Friday night during their old school days when they passed the time playing “snap” — a game along the lines of “post office.”
“Oh, we were in and out of love every week,” quipped Marguerite Dugger of Pasadena. She noted several old sw’eethearts among the group and said. “They’re still as handsome as ever.”
Hight after dinner, the IO
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Judge Acquits Guardsmen
Powell Says Woman's Care
By DON FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer
Describing the game of bridge as having “narcotic qualities,” internationally known bridge player Jim Ja
coby of Dallas is feeding his habit with a “good Abilene
Jacoby, who with his father, Oswald, writes a syndicated daily bridge column, is com-
MRS. DUGGER ... classmates still ‘handsome’
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WE ALL GREW TOGETHER AND STI CK TOGETHER’
. . . Louise Standard and Tom Vaughn recall school days
President Boone Powell of Hendrick Memorial Hospital said Friday that a woman who complained of difficulty in getting medical care for lack of funds had not been neglected either by the hospital or physicians.
Powell said the patient, Mrs. Robert Bruton, had been handled as either an in-patient or out-patient at the hospital 25 times since January, 1970.
In addition, her husband has been treated six times and ber children seven times.
THE TOTAL of family admissions or handling as in-patients or out-patients (in the emergency room > was 38 times in almost five years.
Powell said hospital records showed at least 17 different doctors had handled her as a patient during that period. Still other physicians cared for other members of her family.
The account of Mrs. Bruton’s medical problems appeared in the Thursday evening edition of The Reporter-News. She said she felt that being poor was the cause of
most of her difficulties in getting treatment.
Powell declined to disclose financial records involved because of the confidential hospital-patient relationship.
“Since publication of the story we have gone through our official hospital records to determine whether the lady and her family had not received proper medical care.
“Our records show that at least 17 different physicians have seen her since January, 1970, at different times for various causes, and that does not include other physicians who treated her husband or children during this period. Mrs. Bruton had been admitted to our hospital as an in-patient 13 times, and had been seen in our emergency room an additional 12 times.
“In addition, her children