Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 129 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 24, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press Making Friends Monica Rodriguez, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Rodriguez of 2102 Walnut; made friends with Hod, a reel Doberman pinscher, during a Taylor-Jones Humane Society presentation on how to treat large dogs Wednesday at College Heights Ele- mentary School. (Slaff Photo by Jon Gales) Handshake Works Well With Kids and Canine ROBERT CAMPBELL Reporter-News Slaff Wriler A G-ycar-old girl walked lo the big red Dobemian pinscher and held out her hand. While Ihe girl's first grade class- mates watched, the dog put its paw into Ihe girl's hand, shook it up and dawn and made the closest thing to a smile that a Doberman can make. Then the roomful of children at College' Heights Elemenlary School wanted to shake the dog's paw and rub its cropped ears. The women (rom the Taylor-Jones Humane So- ciety knew that their purpose was at least partially fulfulled. THE WEDNESDAY aftenioon les- son in Falby Cauble's first grade class was aimed at better, under- standing of animals and was pre- sented in part because Abilene youngsters occasionally are being, bilten when they tease large dogs. "Not all Doberma'ns love chil- said Humane Society repre- sentative Sharon Norman as the children milled around "Roci." "Some Bohemians don't like anyone to pet them unless their owner is with them. Some dogs don't like anyone to pel them at all." The dog is owned by society secre- tary Mary Mosby. Mrs. Norman told the children to approach Hoci (pronounced Rocky) slowly and lo hold out their hands for the dog to smell. "She won't hurt you because she loves she told them, adding that almost all mean dogs are taught lo be mean. SOME OF THE 23 students were still doubtful and wouldn't join in, however, and petted the dog only when Mrs. Mosby and Mrs. Norman brought it a round to Ihe desks. Mrs. Norman said Hod's gentle- ness is somewhat unusual for a Dob- erman. As the women, left with Roci it was obvious lhe> children learned to be friendly, but the Dob- erman had to -wonder how much they listened. "Bye, called one child. "Dye, said another. Nixon Faces Possible Surgery By WILLIAM GARDNER Associated Press Writer LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Former President Richard M. Nixon, facing possible sur- gery, has re-cnicred Ihe hospi- tal here because home treat- ment for his' phlebitis condi- tion proved ineffective, his doctor says. Nixon limped slightly but was unassisted as he walked through a rear service en- trance to be admitted Wednes- day night to .Memorial Hospi- [al Medical Center, for the sec- ond lime in three weeks. A -spokesman (or tile hospital in tills bordering Los Angeles said the former presi- dent was expected to be re- leased by the .end of the week. Nixon apparently made the 50-mile trip .from his San Clcmenlc home to the hospital by car. There had been no advance announcement that he was re- turning to the hospital. Jack Weiblen. hospital vice presi- dent, said Nixon was .brought in alter dark to reduce publici- ty. "He covets his Weiblen said of Nixon, who resigned as president last Aug. 9. Dr. John C. .Lungren, Nix- on's longtime personal physi- cian, said Nixon was taken to Ihe hospital afler anticoagu- lent drugs proved ineffective in treating'.inflamed' veins in Nixon's Iclt-.leg. newsmen laic e d n e s d. a y night. He said a diagnostic radiolo- gy test called a venogram had been performed on tiie 61-year-old former president after his arrival and showed a "near total occlusion or block- age of blood flow" in Ihe area of Nixon's left Hugh. A veno- gram involves injecting iodine dye into the blood stream to niake X rays of Ihe patient's circulalory system, clearer. Lnngren noted that several blood clots were found in Ihe swollen leg, but he added thai "these clots could be old or fresh." Nixon received anlicoagu- lenls Coumadin orally and he- parin intravenously during his first hospital stay, 12 days ending Oct. 4. But only Cou- madin had been prescribed for him while he was convalesc- ing at his oceanfront villa at San Clemenle. Lungren gave no indication what Ihe surgery would in- volve or when it would be per- formed if results from Nixon's current prtive unsatisfactory. Other medical spokesmen were not immedi- ately available to comment on Ihe nature of such surgery. In an interview one week ago, Nixon aide Ronald L. Zeigler said the former chief executive was "not very well" and thai the lelt leg was still swollen from phlebitis. Lungren had maintained Icilization, a blood clot caused by (he phlebitis moved from his left thigh, through, his heart and lodged in his right lung. The decision lo dis- charge Nixon from Hie hospi- tal Oct. 4 was taken after Lun- gren determined Ihe clot no longer posed a serious danger. Lungren performed a lung scan on Nixon Wednesday night and concluded that the right lung was stable and "there was no evidence of any new involvement." Hospital spokesman Norm Nager, who read Limgrcn's statement to newsmen, ex- plained later that positive re- sults from Coumadin are necessary when out-patients are treated for phlebitis. "Yon have lo monitor be- .parin in a hospital said Nager, noting that the anticoagulant is administered intravenously. "If Hie Cotini.a- din proves ineffective on its own, then he must stay in the hospital." (oleman Under Flood By JOB BACY II Reporter-News Slaff Writer Showers which began fall- ing on Abilene about p.m. Wednesday have dropped .73 of an inch of rain on Hie city and weather conditions are spelling out more of the same for the Big Country. The National Weather Serv- ice in Abilene issued a flash flood warning for residents of Coleman County, due lo rains Wednesdsay night of up lo 3.70 in Coleman. sure system behind stationary front line is build- ing, Eck said. THAT PRESSURE dome now has a center of 1033 milli- bars. The one to the south lias a center of 1027, formerly 1045, so it is now the weaker of Ihe two By midnight Thursday, the front should begin to move eastward and shift through the area Friday afternoon. Winds should shift to the north. Eck said, however, that these conditions are not likely lo increase Abilene's Treatment of the swollen left leg lias delayed Nixon's testimony at the Watergate trial in Washington. He lias been subpoenaed as a witness for both the dclenso and pros- ecution. Lungren has said treatment of the phlebilis will require an extended period of recupera- tion and that Nixon should not travel to Washington to testify for about three months. U.S. District Court Judge John J. Stria, presiding over Ihe trial of Nixon's former lop aides, has indicated interest in sending independent doctors lo examine Nixon to learn if, in fact, he is too ill to Iravcl. Nixon was accompanied by aide Stephen Bull and four Se- cret Service agents. After walking into Hie hospital with- out aid, he was placed in a wheelchair and pushed down the hall wilh his left leg propped up. Contrary lo his first stay at Memorial Hospital, when sev- eral rooms on the hospital's sixth floor were sol aside, a hospital spokesman said Nixon will be slaying on the as-yet- unopened seventh floor this lime. "It was decided lo hospital- ize Mr. Nixon on that floor so there would be no inconveni- ence posed for other patients and their visitors by security measures initiated by the Se- cret the hospital said in a statement. -for me past, few days that his patient WEATHER office ram since me paucni anlicoagulation medication has been Lungren said in a statement satisfactorily. During Nixon's recent n line of thunderstorms was moving toward the county and that flooding was likely in Coleman. The warning was Us tiling11 all over USB sUle. Even after the fronlal passage, clianccs of showers INDEX should IOC Undercover until noon. A stationary front, which has been sitting in added THE .73 INCH 9C Mirror 6A Classified 4-7D Slain; 2 is about to become unstuck, National Weather .Service forecaster D. W. Eck said Thursday, and should Abilene Wednesday brings Ihe loial for the year lo 27.02 the total for. October lo 3D 4A. Horoscope 4B Patients 9A the area late for October is 7B lyij-erp Tnv high pressure Hie year through T-2 BD A state narcotics ai a pomi near the intersection of Texas 9 had blocked the Teinncra lures Your Goad Heallh 4B 1 OC doing undercover work southward Scour' IOC shot and Wiled near here agents said weakened and be mild, ivilli highs in News 2-3B South Texas, fellow men in custody were Eck lows near reported today, and two- men have been arrested. A game warden found the body of Patrick A. Randel, north of Harlingen about 1 a.m. in a car stolen at Austin, and Ihe search for Randel then began. One of arc pushed also by. high pressure systems and respond to the whims of the strongest ones. Compressed and his official car about a.m. at a roadside park is 38 years old and Ihe other approaching cold front, from Montana, the high PLAINS 1.50 miles east of George West, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said. He DPS declined lo give details of how Ihe two were linked to the Airport .73 Tola! for Year 27.92 Normal for Year -4N IfAiMLIiV .15 IIASKELI, .76 Ihese of Public Piedmont .70 said Randel is DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wealher Treatment Plan! 1.10 Randcl had arranged to of ils narcotics Map, Pg. AFB narcotics from an agents to be killed in AMD VICINITY (10-AMfe radius) Mostly cloudy and mild Abilene ROCK 1.10 source and was last seen of chance of Ihundershowers through Friday. Soulhecly wires 10 la Phantom Hill .60 in Ihe Beeville area about becoming northerly 5 lo 10 Kirby .58 p.m. Wednesday. officer was a High this afternoon In the lower 70s. Low loofghf near 63- H'qh 1.10 the DPS called for a search before joining the near 70. Probabllily of rain M per ccnl today. -10 per cenl lonirjhi and ID 2.02 an all points broadcast Friday. High and low lor 24 hours cnQing .25 pressing (ear that he had are bis widow 75 and .30 sons and a daughter, and low same dale Ios1 year: 81 and 1.00 The "body and car were loday: suns el tonight: sunrse tomorrow: .70 New Grants: Housing Weapons By JOE DACY II Heporter-News Staff Writer One possible aid lo Abilene in Ihe housing area may be a new type of federal grant un- der Ihe.Department of Hous- ing and Urban Development which could give the city million in six years. Roy George, director and planning and zoning, stressed, however, that these funds could be used for a vari- ety of. improvements in Ihe community development area. Primarily, he said, Ihe pro- gram would be aimed at "elimination of shims and Final Story In Four-Part Series which may be applied in many different ways: and conser- vation activities. of historic sites, urban beautificalion, conservation of open spaces, natural resources or scenic areas, or recreation. construction or installation of public works and facilities, including utili- ties, streets, lighting and flood drainage facilities. and removal of buildings. TIIE PROGRAM ealls-jnr funds to be available JarCftl, 1975, with the first yijSjfTs grant to be ond, million; Ihe third Ilirongh sixth year's allot- ments, SI.5 million each. The Housing and Communi- ty Development Act of 1974 slates that the purpose of the law is "the development of viable urban communities by .providing decent housing anil a suitable living environment Clark's Lights Said Energy Waste By ELLIE RUCKEK Q. I passed Ihe former local ion of Clark's Discount Store on S. 14th last Bight. 1 noted both outside advertising sins were still illuminated as were numerous lights' inside the entrance to the building. This certainly seems like a waste of energy. Can we gel them turned off? A. Properly owner Syd Niblo will sure try; lie agrees it's an energy wasle. Since the building is leased to an out of state outfit N'iblo doesn't have a key to the store but will make an effort to contact them and gel Hie lights turned off. Most likely Ihe lights are on a lime clock, turn on and off aulomalically. Q. What's.going (o happen 'he Drake Hotel? It's just silling (here. Will it he demolished, sold or what? A. R's for sale; know anybody who needs an old hotel? Evenlually ji may be demolished since il would lake a consider- of dollars lo bring il up to Ihe cily Code, but the owners would prefer 10 sell it as is. Q. A guy (old me that at DM lime wilhln the last year or there was a day that vent down In Ihe books as 24 honTs and one second because the nadon was behind in tlnic. what dav was it? A- The 1a.sl leap second occurred Dec.. 31, Don't you remember what a long day that was? Since the period of revolu- tion of Ihe earth is! not exactly 24 hours 11 docs not lurn on its.axis precisely every 24 hours aflcr a certain number of year.? n subtle, adjustment is made lo make Ihings stack up corrediy says ACC physicist Charles Ivey. Q. I.asl night I hung out loads of wet clothes on the clothesline. At I his morning I looked out, saw sleam rising from Ihe levis hul from nothing else (socks, underwear, Ihe All the clothes were left overnight so they should all be as cold as the air. I'm curious as why only the levis steamed. A. Oh, the problems of Ihe everyday housewife. Only one brave physicist would venture a guess; Lcroy Humphries, asso- ciate professor of physics at McMurry snys it could be four things. The levis, of bulkier material and having less surface area exposed lo.lhc air, would have tendency lo retain water for a longer period of lime. In oilier words they have more walor in them than sur- rounding clothes. Assuming Ihcy were in direct sun- light and Ihe lovis were darker than other ilems in the wash dark objects absorb more sunlight lhan liglil colored ilems. Example: touch a black car on a hot day and you'll burn your hand. Wilh a while car, you'd feel less hcnl because light colors lend lo reflect rather lhan absorb heat. When you heat water, some mole- cules escape as waler vapor. This is how your clothes dry. The material itself and Ihe-walcr in it, heals. Hot air rises so whal you are seeing is waler vapor. But lo see Hie water vapor you must have condensation which requires a cold morning. In the middle of the summer the same thing is going on but you probably wouldn't see it the air above the clothesline is also hot; condensation 'would be far less and yon would not know the water vapor was escaping. Address (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79644. Names will nol be used bill qiiesllons must be signed ami addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. and expanding economic op- portunities." The tfinisl of Ihe law Is "principally for persons of low- and moderate-income." The law continues: "This objective is to be achieved through elimination of slums and Wight and detrimental liv- ing conditions, conservation and expansion of housing and housing opportunities, in- creased public services, im- proved land use.. The program replaces six other federal programs: open space, urban beaulificalion and historic preservation grants; public facility loans; waler, sewer anil neighbor- hood facility grants; urban re- newal and NDP grants; model cities grants, and the rehabili- tation loan program. NATIONWIDE, the entire package will cost billion over the six-year period. To be eligible for the mon- ey, George said, the city must devise a three-year plan of use describing community needs and priorities, which must in- clude a housing assistance plan. He poinlcd oul, however, that what may be a high' priority item in one Abilene neighborhood may be of lesser importance in anolhcr. The cily Council would have lo decide whether il wants lo participalc and whal those priorities will he, George said. is premature to say that housing is an overall problem in all Abilene George said. He added that how much could be done with the million would depend on which types of community develop- ment projects the council de- cided on. "IF YOU'Iir, talking about rehabilitation programs you can sink a lot of money pretty he said. George added that tin's would be the first time the city has asked for federal aid of this nature. NOTING THAT (he city has received nn funds for Ihis pur- pose previously, he said, "It's a substantial amount." Some slate legislalors in Austin have advocated local control of the housing silua- lion, however. A legislative subcommittee recently called for a Texas Housing Finance Agency and a Texas Home Rehabilitation Loan Fund lo help low income persons either buy new homes or make repairs on their old ones. This program would he geared toward ''improvement of properly and a re- duction in neighborhood de- terioration and its associated health and social Ren. Joe Allen of Baytown said. The City Council is expected In consider forming a Com- numily Development Cornmlt- :tee' to consider the proposed project.