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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfottene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRJENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 120 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 15, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press N.O.W. PRESIDENT SHIRLEY CLIFT' HOLDING SON JAMIiS a lot to be. done in Abilene" Sex Difference Pure Biology, Feminist Says By LIZ MOOHK Reporter-News Staff Writer "I am a feminist, even a radical feminist. I believe in the doctrine that equality cx- isls between the sexes so- cially, economically, political- ly. 1 see no differences at all between the sexes, except biol- ogical ones." Shirley Clift levels her large blue eyes at you when she gets on the'subject of sexism. Her jabs at a whole range of sex discrimination issues arc emphatic especially when Ihe 25-year-old Sirs. Clifl re- lates the issues to Abilene. THAT IS wily she founded an Abilene chapter of National Organization (or Women, the largest women's rights group in the country. The curley-haired wife and mother of four is president of the Abilene group which had its first meeting in late August and now has between 30 and 40 members, including a few men. The group meets once a month with work sessions and special programs between times on three interest arcs; the problems of rape, discrim- ination and areas of health antl education. "I think there's a lot to be done in Abilene not by women alone, but by the com- munity, as a whole men and she said. JIRS. CI.1FT does not hesi- tate to identify what she feels are the worst problems facing women here; The growing incidence of rape and related problems re- garding" the treatment of vic- tims. Several alleged cases of job discrimination and the overall low pay and promotion opportunities for "women in general. The absence of women from leading professional and civic organizations and from clmrch leadership. The lack of sex education for young people. "Keeping the female down is the big thing in this Mrs. Clift said, "j think there is so much resistance here be- cause of a tremendous amount of male dominance. "If Ihcy (men) really feel secure in their masculinity, they will not feel threatened by what we're trying to she said. Mrs. Clift pointed out that licr own husband, Bob, sup- poi'ls her efforts by sharing ttic housework and the respon- sibilities of raising [heir four sons, James, 3; Chris, 8; Kirk, 6; and Nick, 5. in this household to- gether and we both have lo contribute to Mrs. Clift reasoned. THE MARYLAND native and former Navy WAVE is also working toward a degree in business administration at See Feminist, Pg. 8A, Col. 7 Ehrlichman Lawyer Blames Nixon WASHINGTON (A P) John D. Ehrlichman's lawyer accused former President Richard M. Nixon today o[ de- liberately withholding infer- mation about Watergate "to' save his own neck." William S. Frales said in his opening statement to the jury trying Ehrlichman and four others for conspiracy in the Watergate cover-up that: "President Nixon, who knew the full story, withheld it from John Ehrlichman and prevent- ed Ehrlichman from malting a full disclosure'of the facts that Khrlichman recommended al tliat time over and over again." Prates thus laid out Ehrlich- man's defense: That "Richard Mixon deceived, misled, lied and used John Ehrlichman." He said that at the same Sun Follows Raw Evening The familiar patterns of a high pressure system chilling the Abilene area after a blus- tery cold front took hold early Tuesday moniing, dropping temperatures inlo the mid 40s. Forecasters at the National Weather Service said the low Tuesday morning was 43 de- grees. Previous cold fronts had dropped temperatures to near 50 or above. THE LOW Tuesday morning was five degrees short of the 1914 record, as the area fell under the influences of a mas- sive high pressure system, centered over western Kansas, and extending as far north- west as Idaho. The cold front, wliich moved, on through the Texas coast, brought a total of inches of rain to Abilene Sunday and Monday, which is also the to- tal for Ihe month. Only .05 inch'fell after noon Monday, he total for the year stands al 27.19; normally, 20.21 through Tuesday. Cool temperatures are ex- pected to stay for a while with a gradual warming trend set- linp in Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, forecasters said- Where If Rained pi where it rained 3 ABILENE 2-Day Total 1.59 Municipal Airport Tolal for Year 27.13 Normal for Year 20.21 BRECKENRIDGE .38 3.91 CLYDE .20 3.CI) COLEMAN 3.39 COLORADO CITY .20 2.20 CROSS PLAINS .10 3.40 EASTLAND 2.50 HAMLIN .24 1.4B 1IAWLEY .20 4.20 JIERKEL .20 3.80 RANGER .03 1.02 SWEETWATKR .20 3.110 WEATHER U.I3, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional weilher service IWeolher Mnpf Pg. 6A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (ID-mlle riiriius) Clear todny Ihrouqli Wednes- day. Northerly VJ'nds 5 ID is rnpli be- coaling ligM and variable lonichl. High Ihls altcrnnon la Ihe upper Ms, loniqht In the mid 40s. High Wednesday Tn the mid 70s. High and low ior 24 hours ending 9 a.m.: 63 and High and lav; some dale las) year: 7S and 57. Sunrise lotfay: sunsel lonlghl: Sunrise tomorrow: lime Ihat Nixon was calling Elirlichman one of the finest public servants he had ever known "he was deliberately withholding information covering up to save liis own neck." As Frates spoke, Ehrlich- man, who had been Nixon's number two aide until he re- signed four months iijto Nix- on's second presidential term, sal at the counsel table star- ing fixedly at the jury. His lawyer said it was not easy for Elirlichman lo make such charges against the man he served so long. Frates asked the jury of nine women and Ihree men to (real each defendant separate- ly in making Ihcir decision at Ihe end of a trial he expected lo last three or four months. He referred lo t li e While House tapes Ihat Nixon fought so hard lo retrain in the While House. The obtained af- ter extended court fights and a Supreme Court decision, will be played for Ihe jury in tlie course of the trial. "The tapes might have done some people Fates said, "but they are the great- est thing lhal ever happened to John Ehrliclniian." Trates made Ihe first open- ing statement for Ihe defense. Lawyers for two other defen- dants, TCobcrl C. Mardian and Kenneth W. Parkinson were lo follow. The other defendants, II. R. Ifaldeman and John N. Mitchell., reserved Iheir open- ing statements until Die prose- cution cases end. The first witness was lo John Dean HI, Ihe firsl While [louse insider to accuse Nixon and his closest associates. Christmas Necessity Every child wants toys under the tree -Christmas morning. Andy J., Michael and left, are doing their part to make that possible. The boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Andy J. Patterson Sr. of 1042 Swenson, are sorting out their toys to give to the Annual Goodfellows Toy Drive Thursday. Toys will be picked up al all Abilene schools. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) Goodfellows Toy Pickup Thursday By BEVMOHGAN Hcporler-News Staff Writer For Christmas, kids would like a bicycle, a wagon or a cuddly doll hut just about any toy will do for Abilene Goodfeilo'ws. The Marines will pick up toys at all Abilene public schools Thursday. Families are asked lo sort through toy boxes and what the children have outgrown or would give to a needy child can be taken lo.school Thursday morning. Abilene firemen will repair the donated leys for Ihe Good- fellows. CYCLES, WAGON'S and 'dolls are the most popular toys, said Chief D.C. Musick of Ihe Abilene Fire Depart- ment. Any toy donated can be used, he added, except for broken plastic ones which are virtually impossible lo repair. "Let's get Ihe toys said Musick. "A lot of man hours go in on repairing a toy. Get 'cm here at once or there'll he toys lhal we won't get ready." Anyone who misses Hie pick- up should take (oys to the nearest fire station. Bicycles and oilier toys too large to put in a car will be picked up by a fireman. After the Thursday pickup, Abilene firemen will begin to repair and paint the loys with materials donated by the Goodfellows. "Thc men work on volunteer said Musick, "in be- tween drills and after the dai- ly work routine." JUNfOH LEAGUE members will investigate to determine the eligibility of families who write lo Gobdfcllows beginning Thanksgiving Day. Kiwanis Club members will write scrip, aulhorizing food pur- chases bv those families and Jaycee-Eltcs will 'write cloth- ing scrip. (ted Cross memlors will purchase gifts for needy aged and Tor children under their care. The Salvation Army will handle clothing needs, for tliose who wrile in loo lale lo be handled through Goodfel- low channels. The Lions Club, Exchange Clnb and Boy Scouts will help set 'up (he store, wliich has not been selected yet. The PTA will stock it and work with authorized parents in choos- gifts. The Junior Red Cross will decorate Ihe Christ- mas tree at 'the store. VKW AUXILIARY anil (he two Dyess organizations will dress hundreds of dolls, as will volunteers from the com- munity who wish to help. New dolls are purchased from the factory undressed. The fund drive.for the finotl- fellow program .will begin Thanksgiving Day, said Rob- ert A. Jordan, vice president of Abilene Savings Assn. and chairman of Ihe 1974 Goodfel- low program. He said is needed this year. Persons interested in help- ing with Ihe G o p d f e 11 o w Christmas program should contact Jordan at the Abilene Savings Assn. Police Dispatched To Boston School Help Is Near for Fallout Problem ELLIE RUCKER My father and grandfalncr were prematurely bald. I'm heading In Ihe same direction and I'm only 24. Are there any hooks or pamphlets avail- able Ihat ICll what hair style hcsl fils Ihe shape of a man's face, especially a man who's slightly bald? j'm. seri- ous. This Is my hair Is falling out. A Have no fear, help is near and be- sides Bald is Beautiful, haven't you heard? We're sending you Ihe name of a hair stylist who specializes in cutting anil slyling men's hair and who will be glad lo talk lo you. If you're shy about the whole thing would rather find out for yourself in privacy Hie "M'Lord Men's Hair Styling Book" may help. It's available for brows- ing at a local school of beauly. We've sent you the name. Q. I have Ihe rest of Ihat prayer or quotation (lie Actiim Line re.idcr want- ed. It's hy aiilhor unknown. Years ago my doctor senl It lo me In a monthly statement. A. Thanks, Gale Hargrove, here il is. "1 asked God for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak (hat I might learn humbly lo obey. I asked for health lhal I mighl do greater things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things. I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise. I asked for power that I might have praise of men; I was given weakness that i might feel Ihe need for God. I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things." "I got nothing that I asked for but everything I had hoped for. Despite my- self my prayers were answered. I am among all men most richly blessed." Another reader, Mrs. Frank Austin, called lo lell us the title is "The Ways of the Lord" and that it was wrillcp by an anonymous soldier of the Confederacy. (J. Please give the date, of the an- nual chili cook-off al Terllngua. A. Firsl Saturday in November., which is Nov. 2. And if Ihis is your first trip, Chili Champ Dub Rhodes says lo take every- thing. TciTmgua.has no water, no electric- ity, practically no food and (here's no place to stay. The Terlingua Inn is not an inn. Terlingua is just an old ghost town with lols of grcasewood bushes and rocks. Rhodes says if you want a good spot, go a day or two early. There'll be trailers, campers and motor homes as far as you can see. Q. With the United Way campaign in full swing, we all hare been askcil lo pledge our "fair share." I for one, believe 100 per cent in Ihis endeavor and only I Delay pledged one hour's pay each month for (he next 12 months. Rnl would it be too much to ask the workers' on Ihis campaign (o sacrifice (hose, dinners and luncheons Ihat seem necessary In order lo hear a progress report? Could Ihey not hear Ihe same report over a cup of coffee, which al best is 20 cents a cup? A. But the report meetings arc part of Ihe strategy. United Way President Bill Terry explains various groups pick up the tab for the meetings. The Bank Clearing House paid for the firsl one, the Ihrcc utilities companies chip in, also Ihe New Car Dealers Assn. and Ihe news media. In years past, workers bought their own meals but it was fell since they put in long hours working for United Way this was a means of showing appreciation. "It is a way to lhank the workers for their hours of chasing says Ter- ry, "and a subtle reminder to (he'workers that they need to call on their assigned people for donations because a report will be expected at the meetings." Usually they make a big effort to hustle around and make their calls so their chairman will have something lo report. "It needs to be a big meeting so il will be newsworthy and the media will publi- cize it. We need as much publicity as says Terry. A report over cof- fee at the corner drugstore mighl nol seem as important as a luncheon report meeting. Terry once fell as you did Ihe fewer meetings the belter and keep Ihem lo a cup of coffee but "what I failed lo realize was lhal we were passing up pub- licity." Address (picslions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be used but questions imisl he signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. BOSTON (AP) The city's racially troubled schools re- opened loday following a three-day weekend, and tacti- cal police were sent inlo Hyde Park High School after fights broke out in the school. The school was closed fol- lowing Ihe disturbance, in which the mayor's office said al least three persons were in- jured. It was not immediately determined if Ihe injured were students. Hyde Park High, in a pre- dominantly white area, has been the scene of scattered ra- cial fighting during the more than four weeks school has been open under a court-or- dered busing plan. Over the weekend, blacks staged a pro-busing parade and whiles an-anti-busing mo- lorcade. A white boycott of some schools appeared lo remain in NEWS INDEX Amusements 2B Bridpe 28 Business Mirror 5A Comics 3C Editorials 4A Horoscope 43 Hospital Palients..........6A Obituaries 8C Sporls................. 1-2C To Your. Goo.i Hcollh...... 4B TV Loq 20 Women's Ntws......... 38 effect today. Schools were closed Monday for (he Columbus Day holiday. A' motorcade Mon- day night by whites from South lioslon ended at the silc of a polilical fund raiser fca- luring Sen. Kdward M. Kenne- dy, M Mass., and Demo- cratic gubernatorial nominee Michael S. Dukak- is. Organizers said it was lo "show the Democratic party that it does not reeled the will of Ihe people with respect (o busing." Moil or bring in YOIM FAMILY WEEKENDER Want Ad Deadline: ThuM.-l00 P.M. 3 DAYS-Fri-S-t-Sun. (15 Wtrdf Exlia W.rds-15 BIG SHOPPERS h Itie Bit Cwniij SHOP THROUGH FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CASH ONLY (Ha phone ordtts. Pleise) ;