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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 81 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79004, FIUDAV EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1974 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prtu (IP New Cougar Cooper High School juniors Susan Ford, left, and Jeanie Fielder help Dean Reford Schmitlou put some finishing touches on of the CHS Cougars, the new cougar, symbol who will have their first taste of 1974 ac- tion Friday night in Brownwood against the Lions, who licked Cooper 28-0 last year. Revenge minded Cougar coach Ray Overtoil hopes to wipe out the bad memories in the 8 p.m. contest at Cen-Tex Sladuim. Susan is the daughter of Mr: and Mrs. Robert Ford. Jeanie is the daughter fo Mr. and Mrs. John H. FieVler. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) 'Bold Gold' Abilene High School coach Bill Shipm.an and seniors Marianne Taylor, center, and Cindy Miller .check out a typical sweater the "Bold Gold Girls" will wear when they cheer at the Eagles' first game of the season al 8 p.m. Friday night in Shotwell Stadium against the Sweetwater Mustangs. Marianne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Taylor. Cindy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Goldsmith. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Teacher Strikes Keep Thousands Of Pupils Home By The Associated Press Strikes- by teachers kept hundreds of thousands of pu- pils at home again, today as the 1974-1975 school year got under way. Most of the teacher strikes concerned wages, but union spokesmen said other issues included class size, discipli- nary and grievance proce- dures, curriculum selection and extra classroom work re- quirements. Almost 12-i.OOO pupils and 5.894 teachers in Michigan alone were extending their summer vacation one more day because of an impasse where teachers asked for more money than was being offered. Michigan leacliers are asking hikes ranging from 7 to 23 per, cent. Other stiites affected by teacher actions include Penn- sylvania, Delaware Washing- ton, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin. In North Haven, Conn., how- ever, teachers voted to end a three-cloy' strike today and obey a court order to.return to jobs. Negotiations we're' to re- sume at 5 p.m. EDT.: with teachers demanding 8.2 per cent 'higher wages claiming the -board, offered 55 per cent. The teachers'faced individual fines of 5300 if they did not return! Teachers struck in Oakland, Calif., Thursday night'. Howev- er, classes are not scheduled to open 'until Tuesday and negotiations were continuing in hopes .that a -'settlement could be readied in lime'.to end the strike. Tiic teachers seek a' 14 per cent.pay hike and the school board is.offer- ing .a-2 per cent wage hike over current average salaries of The city'has pupils. There were no new develop- ments today in a strike that kept an estimated pupils out of classrooms in eight Pennsylvania districts Thurs- day. AU but two of the strikes began earlier in the In'New York City, two labot: disputes threaten to disrupt Hie opening of public'schools on Monday. A union represent- ing .lunchroom .workdrs and about aides has not reached agreement. And drivers" for three" private lines thai transport-, pupils have not reached 'Contract- agreement with the lines. Watergate Due Much Classroom Attention By TERRY RYAN Associated Press Writer From grade school to col- lege, it will be reading, writ- ing and Watergate this fall in many classrooms across (he country. A sampling of public schools from New York to Hawaii showed that the Watergate scandal, its implications and effects, will be discussed in many social science, civics, history and government class- es. At the college level, there are special Watergate courses at some schools and profes- sors elsewhere said Ihey will Brilliant By JOE DACY If Reporter-News Slaff Writer skies meaning ex- cellent weather for the West Texas Fair which begins Sat- urday will dominate Abi- lene weather for at least the next few days. Forecasters at Ihe National Weather Service said Friday that changes in Hie local weather pattern sliould be few and far between. The standstill apparently can be attributed to that high pressure sysem which brought all the cold air into the region early this week said weatherman D. W. Eck. ALTHOUGH IT is centered i Skies Due in Jlainc, it has produced a "ridge" that extends all the way into West Texas, and is blocking any intrusion of cold- er air from the far north. There is .a cold-front up there, Kck said, but it has ap- parently stalled iii Jlonlana anci North Dakota because the high pressure system behind it is not as strong as the high pressure ridge in front of it, lie explained. Eck added, however, that Hie northeastern high contin- ues to move eastward out into the Atlantic Ocean and could allow Ihe stalled cold front to besrin moving again toward Abilene. NO EFFECT from this front is e.xcclod for the next several days, however. And, Kck said, Ihe chances lljal Hurricane Carmpji will affect Abilene weather have been reduced with the norther- ly direction of the storm. Having recovered from her bout with land, the storm has regained hurricane strength with central winds of 00 niph and has plolled a norlbly course for New Orleans. CAIIMEN IS moving at about 5 mph but is expected to pick up forward sliced and strength tonight, Kck said. Forecasters in the Miami Hurricane Center have said they expect (he storm to (Urn north-northeastward soon. Credit Managers View Tight Cash The man who needs o loon from a local finance company will find money tighter, just as the com- panies are in a 'tight- money' market with high in- terest rates for them. Sev- eral (ocal managers discuss the situation in a story on Pg. 1-B. Amusements 8-9B Brjdac 5A Business Mirror .-.........7 A Comics 6B Editorials 4A Horoscope 7A HosDilol Patients..........3A Obituaries 8A Spcrls 1-2.IOC To Your Good Health......9C Trovel A 5D TV Leo SB Women's News 2-3B Fun-Fair to On Musical A .downtown parade at 10 a.m. Saturday will kick off ac- tivities for' the West Texas Fair Fair '74. Area hands, floats and riding clubs will perform in Ihe pa- rade before joining on the steps of the Abilene Civic center for a mass concert. Prizes will be awarded (or best bands and riding clubs in several divisions, and an over- all prize for the best band, awarded by Caldwell Music: 'Elvis7 Orders Being Processed By EI.I.IE HUCKEfl The Monday they slarlcd selling tickets to the Elvis show, we mailed an order for two tickets. So far we haven't received anything one way or (he other. Do we jusl assume We'll receive (he tickets or should we have received something notifying us we'll get tickets later? How can we be sure we got Ikkels and when will they be mailed? A. Hopefully within a week or ten days. "We're processing orders as fast as we says Coliseum Manager Joe Cooley. "Ilcqucsls and money received 10 days after tickets first went on sale have been relumed, because of the Some borderline cases those "we're not confi- denl will gel tickets but we're not confi- dent Iliey won't" arc being licld up until all tickets arc matched with orders. If you mailed your order Monday, it sounds hopeful. Nobody's received their tickets yet, or confirmation. When was the old Abilene High School hnill? It's now Lincoln Jr. High and was Central which is now being lorn down. A. Way back when in 1887 Abilene High was housed in a rented warehouse the students called Ilic "Beer and Ice Seminary" because those coimnodilies had been stored there. The big event at the was Ihe daily passing of the 11 o'clock train which students took lime out to walch. The first "official" high school was completed in 1890 at S. 1st and Peach, present site of Lincoln Jr. High. Thai building was later demolished, the high school in 1903 was moved to S. 3rd nncl Peach, then known as the Central Ward School building. The nest high school was constructed in 1923 at S. Isl and Peach (back al the Lincoln site) and occupied earlier than planned because Ihe S, 3rd school binnc.l down. The "slicll" remained, was later re-built as Central Ward anj Elementary School. The S. 1st school had an unusual lea- lure, a lily pond, ll didn't Inst long lie- cause upperclassiiieii wore fond of dunk- ing freshmen and because goldfish swal- lowing'became a great (ad. About 30 years later (August, 19351 Ihe schr.ir.il at N. Gth and Mockingbird official- ly opened as Abilene High School. Times change but apparently people don't, Col. J. R. Cole, when he became siiperinlendenl of schools in 18S-J, observed Hint Abilene was divided into north and south sides, very jealous of each other. Q. Please publish a recipe for nies- quite bean jelly. I losl the one I cut (ml of your column years ago. A. Now quit making us feel ancient. ran Ihe thing only Iwo years ago. Home Economist 'Marine Harmon says you should sclccl beans that are beginning 10 show a litlle red color on the pads. Wash and break inlo pieces. Add two cups lem- on juice, three or four cups water and a bit of food coloring if yon so desire. Uring to a boil, cook over low flame for an hour, stiiTing to prevent slicking. Drain liquid (save It) and .strain, Brine; livo cups of the juice to a full rolling boil, add one package powdered pectin, bring to a rolling boil thai cannot be stirred down. Add 7 one-third cups sugar, conk five minutes. Slir and skim foam from jelly Uien pour inlo hot jars and seal. Is it any good? Let us know. 11 hy do we celebrate Labor Day? A. The original intent was for all com- mercial, business and industrial firms lo shut down so laborers could rest. Thai was back in 1894 when the first Monday in September was declared a legal holiday. Traditions have changed, many businesses remain open to accommodate shoppers, and laborers celebrate the day by labor- ing. Lnbor Day has become more of a symbol of Ihe end ot summer. In 1882, the founder of the United Brotherhood of Car- penters suggested the holiday to honor the country's working people. Organized labor campaigned lo make il a national holiday. Address questions (fl Action Line, Box Abilene, Texas 79CO-I. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. 1'loase In- clude Iclcnlionc. numbers If possible. Co., will be offered. The parade will slarl at Ihe Civic Center, move down Pine SI. lo N. 1st, Ihen over lo Cy- press and back to the'south sleps of the Civic for the two-number concert, di- rected by Dr. Raymond T. Byninn, retired McMurry Col- lege band director. SATURDAY WILL honor the participants in Hie parade. The official opening, which follows Ihe parade, will begin Parade and Rand Day at the fair. Livestock evenls Saturday include a Registered Quarter Horse halter show and per- formance classes beginning at 0 a.m. in the Taylor Co-jnly Coliseum. Also planned is a barrow show at I p.m. Sunday will feature a Kids Fun Show, offering sack races, pole climbing, an egg throw and a dog show, all lo begin at 2 p.m. Also set for Sunday is Ihe official opening of the Japa- nese Trade Center, the first international trade exhibit at Ihe fair. Sunday has been cles- "WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Scrvict (Weather Mop, ft. 3A) ABILENE ArJD VICINITY (10 mile radius) Fair through Saturday. A litlle atlernconi but caol Itniqhl, Southerly winds b lo U nlpft. H-gh Ihil In middle EOs. Ion'i3ht In Iho vpptr SCrt. Hlgri Sdtulday In upper Wi. High artl 24 hours fiifltrfl 9 77 ond SS. Hint) ord low same dale >eor: 70 ana tO. 'Mji'rlsc Iwtav: Mnsct lon'oM: sunrlic tomorrow: include it in political science and other, classes. Samuel Dash, formerly clijef counsel of 'the Senate Water- gate committee, will be..leach- ing a criminal law. course it I Georgetown University. Washington. Some students are calling it "Watergate a said. Students at Parkrose high school in Portland, will use Watergate tape transcripts' as a textbook for their issues class. In Coluriibus, Ohio, Watergate will lie part of a 12th grade social studies course called "Principles of Democracy." Open Note ignatcd as Japan Day. by fair officials. IN ADDITION.lo.'the many items' on display in the Hlqd- ern Living Mall a batch bis- cuit contest mil be held at'1 p.m. Saturday. Officials said that the event is more than a cooking .contest, with winners displaying a great deal of showmanship. Monday, is Taylor school .day, and Tuesday is Rig Country school day. Abi- lene students will leave school al p.m. Monday lo use their free lickcls for fair ad- mission. Envoy End In Taiwan Said Sough! TOKYO (AP) Fulbrignl .was quoted, as sayt ing today lhat Chinese leaders lold him I lie United Slates must withdraw its ambassador from Taiwan if if.-wants, lo establish full diplomatic rela- tions with Peking. Japan's Kyodo news in a Peking dispatch, said slaicment was made to men after the Ark.insas trill and other members of con.nressional parly attendedHj- reception given by David Tftv Bitice. chief of Ihe Liaison Mission In Peking, i. J ;