Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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A 'miracle'... or just plain hard work?
Through a "miracle" students are enjoying classes in a new school at Divide. Supt Leonard Pruden calls it "just plain hard work”. By staff writer Marsha Cawthon.
Is Gatesville School a fit place for boys?
A 16 year-old boy describes his experiences during two stays at Gatesville School for Boys. Staff writer Joe Dacy ll records his views in connection with a ruling by a federal judge that the facility be closed.
Mother works; who minds the children?
What does a mother do with her children when she has to go to work? Judy Bargainer of the Women s Department
discusses what's available in day-core centers.
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Linebacker's 'Save' Outshines His Tackles
By BILL HERRIDGE Reporter-New s Staff Writer
When Leroy Politick hits the field Saturday night with the ACC Wildcats, the strong side linebacker will be putting forth a real effort, as usual.
The 5-11, 200-pound senior standout will have one fan listening to the game who might not have been, if Polnick hadn t been at the light place at the right time.
LEROY’S FATHER. Alvin Polnick of 15166 Marshall, drove to the ACC campus last Friday to leave his son’s auto following Wildcat workouts.
Then it happened. The elder Polnick suffered a heart attack in the parking lot next to I^eroy’s dorm. Suffering from severe chest pains, Polnick was assisted by nearby students in his car seat.
“He had stopped breathing when I got there,” Leroy said. “I don’t re-member what was going through my mind, but I knew’ I had to do something. So I gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until he started breathing again.”
Leroy said he hasn’t had any formal training in first aid, but did recall seeing a film on emergency breathing aid in a health class at Cooper before he graduated in 1971.
“I never thought I’d have to take care of an emergency situation like that,” he said. “I see now how important first aid training is.”
HE SAID the real factor in his fa
ther’s victory in his bout with the heart attack was his father’s will to live.
“Dad is a fireman,” Leroy said. “He’s in real good physical shape, and I was surprised that he had a heart attack. But I guess anyone can have one.”
He commended the unidentified students who first reached his father.
“When T got to Dad’s car,” Leroy recalled, “they had him lying down and were taking his pulse. They really helped him more than I did. since I only ‘breathed’ for him a few seconds.”
But those few seconds made all the difference in the world to the elder Polnick. He was plated first in cardiac intensive care at Hendrick Memorial Hospital, then was transferred later in the week to a regular hospital room.
“He's in good spirits now,” Leroy said Friday afternoon. “He says he can’t wait to get out and watch practice but it will be a while before he will be doing that. He did say he was going to listen to Saturday night's game on the radio.”
Leroy and the other Wildcats will take on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Saturday night, and Leroy said the visiting team will have strength in two running backs.
But he knows what it means to fight, to do the right thing when the time comes. He proved that when he saved his father’s life.
“I'll be playing the best I know how,” Leroy said ‘ but I guess I II probably give it a little extra, if I have it. I want to ‘win one for Dad.’ ”
Eagles, Cougars Win
See stories in Sports, Section C
Abilene 9 Snyder 25
Temple 7 Big Spring 6
Dead From Fifi
Bv KENNETH J. FREED
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON AP) - The Ford administration and the Soviet Union have reached agreement on a program allowing trade concessions to Russia in exchange for a lib eralized emigration system for Soviet Jews, U.S. officials said Friday.
However, implementation of the understanding is being held up because of a disagicement over technicalities between President Ford and Congress.
Word of the tentative accord came as a White House spokesman said President Ford looks forward to a 197 i summit meeting in Washington with Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev.
A summit invitation had been accepted by Brezhnev after it was extended by former Present Richard M. Nixon doling Nixon’s Soviet trip in June.
At a news briefing after Ford met for 2*2 hours with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, deputy White House press secretary John W. Goshen told reporters:
“The invitation is still en and Mr. Ford looks forward to Mr. Brehznev’s visit here in 1975.”
Goshen said Ford s meeting
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with Gromyko was “cordial in tone” and covered a range of matters including bilateral relations, strategic arms limitation talks, the Middle East, the European security conference and European force reduction talks.
The remaining disagreement over trade concessions to the Soviets involves Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash„ leader of Senate forces blocking passee OI the administration's trade bill because of resis tive Moscow policies affecting
Jews seekuig to leave the Soviet I mon.
The Ford-Jackson problem centers on enforcement of the agreement with Moscow, sources said. The Washington senator wants a tightly supervised system in which the trade concessions allowed Moscow could be canceled on short notice if it is decided that the Russians have reneged.
The administration's trade bill would extend nondiscriminatory tariff treatment to the Soviet Union, putting the Communist nation on the same level as W estern European countries. The obvious involvement of the trade bill in the high-level discussions Friday was underscored when Ford met with Jackson for 45 minutes just before his session with Gromyko.
Alter he saw Ford, the senator told reporters that “the Russians have come 180 degrees” because of “the perseverance and hard bargaining” conducted by the Ford administration.
Nevertheless, Jackson said a final settlement of the issue has not been reached — an apparent reference to his disa-greenie ut with the President
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LEROY POLNICK . . . VCC linebacker
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of bodies were found floating in receding rivers in the northern Honduran town of Cholona and police there estimate that 4,000 villagers were killed in floods raised by Hurricane
Fifi, the Honduran National Emergency Committee said Friday.
Col. Eduardo Andino, chief coordinator of the committee, said the victims in Choloma, an agricultural village of 6.000 about 185 miles north of Tegu-
Consumer Prices Zoom
Consumer prices mode their biggest lump in a year, going up 1.3 per cent in August, the government
reports. Pg. 7B.
President Ford asks Congress to defer or rescind $20.3 billion in funds, much of IL impounded previously by former President Nixon. Pq. 2A.
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More Rain Forecast for Deluged Area
By DON FLORES Reporter-N'ews Staff Writer
As thundershowers continued to pepper post of Abilene and the Big Country, weather
men Friday night issued a forecast for the weekend which included a 40 per cent chance of thundershowers Saturday.
A forecaster for the National Weather Service at the Abilene Municipal Airport said the high temperatures for Saturday and Sunday should be in
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the rmd-7hs and the low should be in the upper 5Cs.
Northeasterly winds at 5 to 15 miles per hour are expected for the weekend.
On Friday Abilene pushed its total rainfall for the year to 23.40, almost live inches more than normal—17.97.
.As tne week’s rainfall began to drain into Lake Fort Phantom. Bill Weems, Abilene's water superintendent, said he expects water to begin running over the lakes spillway Saturday afternoon.
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eigalpa, were believed to have been trapped by tremendous waves that inundated the town.
Reports from nearby San Pedro de Sula said authorities had given orders to buro the bodies to prevent an outbreak of epidemics.
Andino painted a glim picture of death and destruction all across northern Honduras, including more than 200 confirmed deaths and the prospect of hundreds more.
The National Emergence Relief Committee in El Salvador said at least IO persons were killed in that country. There vvere no continued deaths in Nicaragua, Costa Rica. Guatemala and Belize, all of which suffered damages to roads, bridges, communications and electrical services as Fifi roared through them.
The Honduran National Emergency Committee spokesman said Trujillo, which had a population of about 2.500, “was completely destroyed bv floodwater®.” Trujillo is oil the Caribbean coast near the Cape of Honduras. Most of the people were evacuated before the worst of the storm struck on Thursday, the major said.
Another emergency committee spokesman said “there wasn't a tree left standing in Trujillo” after Fifi raked the area with 110 mile per hour sustained winds that gusted to 140 miles an hour.
The Mexican Weather Bureau said Fifi, reduced to a tropica! storm, on Friday was 70 miles southeast of Ciudad del Carmen on the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
New Y’ork City policeman Michael McCrory, top. and a colleague restrain John Rowan, 27, on cables of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City Friday. Rowan climbed up the cables on the bridge’s Brooklyn side, went across to the Manhattan side and then climbed up the tower, about 190 feet above the East River. Following his descent, Rowan was charged with disorderly conduct. (AP Wirephoto)