Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TII YEAR, NO. 109 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY 4, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prest (IP) COMPILKD GUIDE TO university instniclor Doctors Are Subject Of Consumer's Guide DOCTORS Ron Sakolsky Subj AP Wireptult By WILLIAM C'WERTZ (AT) A consumers' guide to doc- tors, complete 'With prices, slivred up a hornet's nest of controversy here, hut its pub- lisher believes it is a useful tool which, should be adopted elsewhere. Patterned after a similar guide by consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the guide lists a doctor's fees and olfice hours and tells where he was educat- ed and whether lie accepts Medicare patients. "It was just like stirring up a haniet's nest. 11 was unbe- said Ron Sakolsky, who headed the project in this central Illinois city of "The medical society has a vested interest in keeping con- sumers in the dark. They don't want consumers lo be able to make easy compari- sons of such things as said Sakolsky, an assistant professor a! Stale University. Nader's Health Research Group prepared (he first such guide in 1973 in Prince George's County, JId. 11 .was designed lo be a model for similar guides throughout the nation. Robert McGairah. of Wash- ington, D.C., who headed the Nader project, said in a tele- phone interview lhat the Springfield guide was Ihe sec- ond one to be completed. JIcGarrah said about a dozen more arc being prepared else- where in the country. "Anyone who has ever had lo find a doctor knows how much trouble it McGarrah said. "Sometimes the medical sociely has a referral bureau that will give you the names of a tew doctors hut they .never, say .whether .the dqclor is so much for a five-minute visit that you'd he better off in a hospital emergency room." The Springfield guide is available for free at Look- stores and other shops. Sakol- sky said that while lite guide may not he alile to give defini- tive advice on a physican's skill, it can provide some hints, like his nosfJital staff appointments. Because of: opposition from the Sangamon County Medical Society, only 54 of Spring- field's 21? doctors provided the requested information for Ihe guide, Sakolsky said. The olher doctors were listed in the guide as being "uncooper- ative." The medical sociely mailed its members an "alert memo" which said: "11 might he con- sidered prudent NOT lo ap- prove the publishing ot infor- mation requested." Dr. Donald Yurdin, the so- ciety president, said he sent out the alert "not because we're trying to hide anything, but we question whether it's either ethical or legal for us to supply some of the informa- tion." The Illinois Medical Prac- lices Act1, like similar laws in olher states, prohibits physi- cians from "advertising or so- liciting for professional busi- ness" except in professional and lelcphone direclorics. Such listings cannot contain fee information. 1 Sakolsky said his group plans to updale the guide ev- ery year, lie said he believes more and more doctors will participate. er Idea Said Spreading STEPHENVJliE, Tex. (AP) A leader of a. pro- posed protest calf slaughter said today stockmen in at least six stales, will join in mass cattle killings Ocl. 16 un- less President Ford, meets' with (heir representatives. Members of the Cross Plains Milk and Beef .Associa- tion organized such a slaugh- ter and. trucked about 800. calves to a dairy near here Wednesday.to shoot and bury them jn a trench. The. slaughter was post- poned for two weeks after'ap- peals'from the White House, Texas Goy. Dolph Briscoe and Texas Agriculture Commis- sinner John White. 'However, Wliite House spokesmen said Wednesday, and repeated Thursday that Ford has no plans to meet with the.cattlemen. The spokesmen said Ford is aware of stockmen's state- ments that feed is so high that they cannot bring a calf to edible size without losing to per animal. James Traweefc, president of the Cross Timbers group, said today he had received calls "from all over the na- tion" since Wednesday. Traweek said stockmen from Wyoming, California, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Mis- souri and" other stales have called, saying they plan to or- ganize slaugsters in their areas 'for Oct. 16, two weeks alter Wednesday's action here. Traweek termed a slaughter a "sure thing" unless Ford meets with cattlemen within two weeks. "This thing is going to mushroom if they rion't.wake up in Traweek said. "There's going to be a mass slaughter of cattle across the country." lie said some of the callers wanted to begin mass slaugh- ters today but that he asked thehi to "hold off for two weeks as we agreed to do." Traweek said he is sure, however, that the slaughters planned for Oct. 16 would be carried out if no meeting, with the president is set. "I don't think there is any way-I could stop Traweek said. A spokesman for Sen. John Tower, It-Tex., said a group of about. 100 ranchers is expected to meet in Washington Ocl. with Asst. Agriculture Secre- tary Clayton Yeutler. Most, of the stockmen from the Slephenville area taking part in the slaughter plans are dairymen who also sell young cattle. At the scene of the proposed slaughter Wednesday, stock- men voted alter heated argu- ments to postpone Ihe killings. One stockman said the calves scheduled for slaughter weighed abp.ul 90 pounds, too small to be edible. He said a. calf must be fed until it reach- es. flbonl'359 pounds to be suit- able for table fare. Economic District Studied at Retreat By JOEDACY II Reporter-News Slalf Writer More than 50 government of- ficials from 19 counties met at a retreat near Lake Brown- wood Thursday to discuss the possibility of the area becom- ing an "economic develop- ment district." Bob. Gallagher, executive director of the West Central Texas Council "of Govern- ments, which sponsored the event, said Friday that the discussions with officials ot the federal Economic Develop- ment Administration (EDA) were "speculation, familiari- zation and orientation" on EDA programs, "We heard a presentation from EDA officials about the programs, which are. prima- rily" public works programs anil business loans I o -enhance development in the communi? he.said. FOR INSTANCE, the EDA could be called upon to sup- port, through tercst loans, such projects as me purchase of special equip- ment for industry, he explain- ed. The construction of build- ings or access roads for the industry might also be part ot the loan program, he said. In addition, EDA programs could help finance'and support public works projects such as sewer and .utility serv- ices, lie said. Such programs have been 'available jn other sections of the slate which have been des- ignated as "redevelopment Governor's Plans Listed Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe will make two public appear- ances here Friday during a Sis-hour stay in the city as. part of his gubernatorial cam- paign Tor reelection Nov. 5. His Itinerary will be: p.m. arrival from, Snyder at Abilene Municipal Airport. 3 p.m., address to the America Society of Agricultur- al Engineers at the Hilton Inn. p.m., press confer- ence at the Hilton Inn. _ p.m., a reception, open to the public, at the Downtowner Motor Inn, 505 Pine. 6 p.m. departure for Dal- las. areas or economic develop- ment he said. There are, however, two problems associated with be- coming an economic develop- ment district, he said. FIRST, EACH county must decide whether Ihe benefits available: would be worth the required planning effort. Secondly, "TJiey don't have any more money right Gallaghcr.said. Funds for addi- tional districts are not avail- able although there is a bill in the Congress to .supply these funds, he said. Two counties, Fisher anil Stephens, could become eco- nomic redevelopment areas, Gallagher said, adding that Comanchc County lias already achieved that designation. Gallagher stressed that no decision was reached at Thursday's meeting as to the adyisaiiility pt.sucli a program and that there are no definite plans for further consideration of the mailer. Neighborhood Crime Program Viewed Here Despite, the qool to cut burglaries.in Abilene by 18 per cent, the number of breaMns seem -to-be on the rise. One Crime Preven- tion Division spokesman thinks, manv- burglaries could be prevented by simple precautions ond o neighborhood program. Kit- ty Frieden writes about Ihe problem on Pg. 1-B, NEWS INDEX Arnusemenis Bridge 63 Business Mirror.........-. 3A Classified 4- IOC Comics..........-. 7B Editorials 4A Horoscope ...............9 A Hcspiral Patients 12A Obiluo'ries IDA Sports 1-3.IOC To Your Good Health...... 8A 7V Lo.q .ISA TV Scout 1.5A Travel ..........______ 4.5B Women's- News...........3B Estimated In Boston March By MYD1ANS Associated Presss writer BOSTON Police estimated that whiles participated in au. anUbusiug march, through Sobtli Boston today as schools opened with low attendance and scattered violence. The marchers sang "God liless America" and carried signs such .slogans as "Whiles Have Rights" as they walked' with a police escort- Marching with them were sev- eral stale legislators, school cnmmiUeemen and1 city cilors. Of the while students assigned to attend- Roxbury and South Boston High -Schools, 23 showed, up- for class today. 'Local leaders called for the march and boycott as pan of what they na' tional day 'of' ahtihlising de- monstrations. Near Ti os li n d a 1 e High Cover-Up Trial Judge Sets Number of Juror Challenges By DOVALD ,M. ROTHBERG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -U.S. District', Judge John ,1. Sirica issued an order today giving prosecution'and defense attor- neys in the.Watergale cover- up Irial a combined total of 27 peremptory challenges of ju- rors. The, judge allowed attorneys for the five defendanfs-a total of 15 challenges for the. regu- lar jurors and three additional for the panel of six alternates. The prosecution will be al- lowed six challenges for the regular panel and three for the alternates. Lawyers need not cile any reason when dismissing a po- tential juror through use of peremptory challenge. In his order Sirica disclosed lhal defense attorneys had re- fused' to :'agrcc to allow the 'prosecution more than six- challenges. "The court was willing, and is willing, to grant additional challenges lo the defendants "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nfllionil Weather Service Mop, Pg. 12A) ABILENE AND VICIHIrY (10-mIte rcdius) Partly cloudy today, f.'.rslly claltfy loniaST through Saturday o 1 ctinncs ol showers Saturday. Csnl.nred mTd. Southerly 15 15 mr.il. High this afternoon aril Saturday in Ihe lo-Aer 60s. Law lonigM In the tower tea. Probability ot rain 33 per cent r'n Satur- day. Vflnd vjcrnings- tire In eflecl on srcn lakes. High ond low tor It hours ending 9 a.m.: 79 rnd ii2. High and low same dale last year: 74 ond 51. Sunrise today: lunsel lonighl: Sunrise tomorrow: provided there were no.objec- lion.s to ii proportionate in- crease in challenges for the Sirica, wrote. "But to grant the defendants five challenges each while re- stricting Ihe government, lo six challenges, would effec- tively give one side, .the de- fense, the power to select the he added. Meanwhile Sirica and attor- neys continued interviewing potential jurors in an effort to form a large enough panel lo complete filial jury selection. The judge has indicated he will not release motions filed by former Presidenl Nixon seeking to quash subpoenas demanding his testimony at Ihe Irial unlil after selection of Ihe jury. School, authorities- said a white pupil was confronted by 15 blacks and was stabbed in the arm. Police quoted the-15- year-old boy as saying Ihe blacks told him, "What arc you going to school for? There is a boycott on." He received stitches tor the wound, which was described superficial. Attendance was ot[ sharply at many high schools in'white neighborhoods of 'them untouched so far'by a federal- court order lo inte- grate schools with crosstown busing. 'AY English, High in the Back Bay section, for example, bus- :es arrived virtually- empty from West Roxbury, a mid- dle-income white neighbor- hood. Police Commissioner Robert' DKirazia-: said the marchers 1 would be'asllwed to march tlie length of Broadway, the main street in the South Boston sec- lion, but would bo kept away from all schools. A. demonstration.spokesman said the protest was organized by a Denver-based organiza- tion called Citizens' Associa- tion for Neighborhood Schools. Denionslratious were planned in at least eight cities, includ- ing Dallas and San Francisco, Ihe spokesman said. Louise Day Hicks, a city councilor and a leader in the anlibiising movement, said she expected the entire city coun- cil lo join the march. Integration of Boston schools is being carried out under an order from U.S. Dis- trict Court Judge W. Arthur (iarrity. (Jarrily has ordered Ihe Bos- ton School Committee lo draw up a more complete integra- tion plan. However, a lawyer said the committee would not have specific guidelines for the plan ready for a hearing toiiaj. School officials said they had been distracted by the ra- cial troubles in (lie schools. Garrity has asked lhal the final plan Ijc ready Dee. 16. _ Jobless Level at 2V2-Year High WASHINGTON (AP) Widespread layoffs pushed the nalion's unemployment rate up lo 5.8 per cent of the work force last month, the highest level in years, the govern- ment reported today. Another workers joined unemployment rolls in September, bringing the total to a seasonally adjusted 5.3 million, the Labor Department saitl. The increase in jobles rate, HE Cyclists' Chance Slim in Lake Area By ELLIE RUCKEH Q. I've heard lhal Lake Abilene Is going (o be drained because we don't need Uie water supply; we are now being compeisateil by Lake Habbard. If this Is true, what are the chances of the ctty liming the Lake Abilene area Into the best motorcycle park U Tex- as? A. Your odds, right now, are still pretty odd since the city isn't planning to drain the lake. "The only thing we've said is that we'll probably lower it three or four feet for flood says City Water Supt. Bill .Weems. Motorcycles were waved off the lake area because they were tearing up the hills, causing silt to go into the lake. "And besides, we're not prepared for that many people out Wecms.says. As sort of a trade-out, Ihe cily gave cyclists some land near the water treat- ment nlant al Ft. Phantom but because of Ihe terrain, it's used for trail riding, is not hilly enough for dirt bikes. Q. ITow can I get ficltcls (o the George Tammy Wynette show through (he mail please? A. That show's been cancelled. Their last few concerts have drawn very small crowds; guess they got discouraged.1 All ticket-refunds will be made at the easf box office of the coliseum. Q. Wbat time and what day will the helicopter be oat at the airport to move the DH to Dyess? I'd like U take some pictures. A. Tentatively it's scheduled for Oct. 10 but.it may.be a day or two on either side. Dyess Information Office promised to pub- licize it highly so you'll know when 'Jo show up. The helicopter comes in from Ft. Okla., and it should take a. couple hours to get the operation hooked up and underway. Q. The Evans and Novak editorial page column of Sepl. 28 referred lo a "devastating article which unleashed a horde Investigative reporters on Ihe Ted Kennedy ChappaonMdlck af- fair." The article by Robert Shcrrill appeared ii Ihe July 18 New York Times Magazine. What was the ess- ence the article where can this article be obtained? A. The city library has a copy. The Evans-Novak article claimed the Sherrill piece was a major factor in Kennedy's decision not (p run for Presidcnl. The article methodically analyzes and refutes information Kennedy made public about Ihe events prior to and after the drowning. It stresses inconsistencies, tells how Ken- nedy's first explanation the morning after the accident omitted any mention of activ- ities he-listed a week later in his television address to Ihe people of Massachusetts. It says the amount of liquor Kennedy said was consumed at the party did not jibe with Ihe amount taken from the cot- tage or the amount o[ alcohol found in Miss Kopcchne's blood analysis. According to Sherrill's article, one wom- an at (lie party said rcpealedly five days after the accident that_ her watch was broken so she didn't know what lime Ken- nedy left the party and she aware of his leaving anyway. At (he inquest, the same woman said it was as she had looked at her watch to be sure and ''I saw them walk out." Kennedy stressed at the inquest lhat he left at or thereabouts. A Deputy Sheriff claimed lo have seen him about an important inconsistency be- cause the last ferry from the island left al midnight and Kennedy had said he was headed for the ferry. Sherrill alleged that officialdom seemed more interested in protecting Sen. Kenrie- 1y than in finding the.facts, including ;ic failure to order an autopsy. Address questJMS Action Line, Box 31, Abilene, Texas 7KM. Names will not be used but questions most be signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. from 5.4 'per cent in August, was tlie largest monlhly in- crease since last January when it also rose (our-tcnlhs of one per cent. Unemployment has been creeping up gradually for Ihe past several months and is ex- pccled to rise above six per cent lale Ihis year or in early 1075. Last October the jobless rate had dropped lo 3 3'.i-ycar low of 4.6 per cent. Since then (he number "of unemployed persons has risen by 1.2 mil- lion. President Ford, who will send his economic program lo Congress next week, has indi- cated he will propose an ex- panded public service jobs program using federal funds lo enable state and local gov- ernments to hire Ihe unem- ployed. Most of Ihe unemployment last month look place among women aged 25 and older and among teen-agers, particular- ly males 13 to ID years old. Declining college attendance among men, coupled willi the slower growth in jobs, contributed lo Ihe higher joblessness among youlh, the government said. Tolal employment was ported up by from gust lo September. Over the past year, total employment has climbed by 1.4 million, half Ihe year-to-year gain re- corded in Ihe previous year. The increase was negated in Ihe unemployment picture by additional job seekers. Both white and blue collar workers felt the effects of the slowing economy. Both cate- gories registered increases in joblessness. Heavy layoffs were reported in manufactur- ing, construction and whole- sale and retail trade. Con- struction's unemployment .rale, al 12.4 per cent, rose to its highesl level in four years. Wilhin goods-producing in- dustries, employment gained slightly in September due lo a reduction in strike activity. In Seplember, the average work week of facloiy workers remained at 40.1 hours while factory overtime fell by two- tenlhs of an hour. The aver- age hourly pay for a manufac- turing worker last monlh rose eight .cents lo fl.5l, while weekly earnings averaged up from August's the department, said. In a racial breakdown, job- lessness for white rose from 4.8 lo 5.3 per cent, reflecting the increases among' adult and. tccn-agcrs.