Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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Ford Asked to Expand Inflation Fight
By JOF hall Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate-House Economic Committee called on President Ford Saturday to play a vigorous role in inducing business and labor to hold down wage and price increases.
He should do this, the panel said in a special report, by making the fullest u.se of the Council on Wage and Price Stability which Congress created at his request.
The council can recommend guidelines to govern both prices and wages, and the
President can use the pow clof his office to try to see that these are observed, the committee said.
The committee did not propose ^imposition of wage and price controls, although one of its veteran members. Hep. William B. Widnall, R-N.J, did favor this.
He said he fears that the only way to stop inflation is across-the-board controls applied to all segments of the economy.
Other recommendations in the report were:
• A $5 million cut in federal spending to $300 billion for the present years.
• A moderate easing of the
tight money policy.
• An expanded program of public service job-.
• Income tax cuts for low-income families with the loss of revenue offset by closing of tax loopholes.
• Creation of a commis*,on to make recommendations on removal of barriers to competition.
The committee, in releasing its report, pointed out that it had met the six-week deadline suggested by Ford in his address to Congress Aug. 12.
Sen. William P r o x rn i r e. vice-chairman of the committee. said its 12 Democratic and 8 Republican members were unanimous in support of
the recommendations Various members had additional proposals. however.
The members conceded that the President’s Council on Wage and Price Stability had no powers to enforce guidelines.
But Sen. Hubert Ii. Humphrey. B-Minn., declared, ‘ The President can do much in this field if he will focus attention on these price increases ...
“Maybe Mr. Ford can put the government back to work. But he’s coing to have to s!a\ with it seven days a week if jawboning and guidelines are going to vvork.”
Proxniire asserted. “This is
not a demand inflation because purchasing power has fallen off.
“There are many factors but in some industries which have power to force administered price inert as‘vs we have had a real rip-off of consumers.
“In such industries as steel, chemicals and petroleum we have had increases ranging from 44) to 80 per cent in the past year, with no justification on the basis of cost s."
'I he committee said the tight money policy used by the Federal Reserve System to fight inflation has had too adverse
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Miss Teenage Abilene
Margie Ballard, 17. of Colorado City was ail smiles Saturday night after being named Miss Teenage Abilene for 197.“). -The Colorado High School senior is eyeing a career as a lawyer. (Stall Photo by Gerald Ewing)
C-City Girl Wins Miss Teenage Title
Bv ANN FLORES
Reporter-News staff \\ Tiler
Margaret Ellen (Marmet Ballard, a senior at Colorado High School, was named Miss Teenage Abilene 1975 Saturday
night at the Abilene Civic Center
The 17-year-old brunette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Dr* w Ballard, was chosen over 29 other hopefuls to succeed Paula Diane Harper of Abilene.
FOR HER TALENT presentation, Miss Ballard tier-formed a “countrified” dance routine, including high kicks and somersaults, to the tune cl Chicken-Fried Soul.”
First runner-up was Judv Blanks, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lvston Blanks of View. She is a junior at Wylie High School.
Second runner-up was Ram Maim. 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Maim of abilene and a Cooper High senior.
Diane Elaine Petty, another Cooper High senior, was third runner-up. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Petty ol Abilene.
Miss Ballard will go on to compete in the nationally-telecast Miss Teenage America
Pageant Rock, the 26-count the Dr. Abilene
Nov. 30 in Little She will represent uu..iV area served by Pepper Bottling Co. of “• geant sponsor.
AS MINNER of the local contest, she receives a partial college scholarship from Abilene Savings and Loan and Abilene Clearing House Assn.
She will also receive a two-volume dictionary from Field Enterprises, fashions fro rn Estes House of Fashion and t hi* Miss Teenage Abilene Medallion.
Pageant finalists included Debra Ann Thetford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Sorell of Abilene: and Jan Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haney Williams of Mereta.
Also Jacqueline < Jackie > Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milburn W. Palmer of Colorado City; Christi Lee N?ms, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sims of Abilene: and Nancy Jane F e r r i s. daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gurdon Ferris Jr. oi Abilene.
Also, Kari Don Merritt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bland of Clyde; Gay Louise Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Baker of Eden; and Carla Anette Irvin, daughter of Alton Lee Irvin of Abilene.
No Rain Forecast Today
By ROBERT CAMPBELL Reporter-News Staff Writer
Big Country residents probably thought there’d never be a time when they’d hope it would stop raining, but the National Weather Service gave them that welcomed word Saturday night.
A rainless forecast for Sunday and Monday was, in the words of weatherman D. W. Eek, “a relief.”
With area lakes filled to the brim and in some cases over the spillways two or three days without rain obviously will give the country a chance to dry out.
THE HIGH SUNDAY and
Monday is expected to be in the low 70s. and the sky should be clear to partlv cloudy for the first time in more than a week.
Showers did fall after midnight Saturday, dropping more
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Tossed freight cars
Ripped and tossed freight car's line the train yard that About IOO persons were taken to hospitals with injuries. (AP was hit Saturday by an explosion in northeast Houston. Wirephoto)
Freight cars were tossed and ripped with many on tire
Blast Rips Houston Train Yard, IOO Hurt
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Bv B. F. KELLUM
Associated Press Writer
ABILENE Sat. Week s
HOUSTON (AP) - An ex
plosion rocked the Southern
Pacific Railroad yard here
Total for Year
Saturday sending almost IOO
persons to hospitals and dam
aging buildings up to a mile
away. Fire officials said the
682 EN loth
flames were under control by
Southern Pacific officials
-aid the blast occurred while
two cars loaded with buta
diene, a gas used in the manu
facture of synthetic rubber,
were being coupled.
“Someone saw a vaporizing
gas and then there was an
explosion,” Southern Pacific
spokesman Tony Aleman said.
Fire Department spokesman
Paul Carr said that the explo
sion did not affect several
cars loaded with military mis
siles and placed in another
part of the yard.
“We have now determined
that the cars carrying the mi:-
sties were not involved in the explosion,” Carr said explaining that it was first feared
that one of the missiles had exploded.
“The missiles did not have
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warheads and there is no reason to be concerned about them." Carr said.
\ survey showed that .it least 96 persons injured in the explosion received emergency room care at six hospitals. Fight were admitted, including one railroad company employe said to be in “extremelv grave” condition with burns on ion per cent of his body.
Carr said there was a derailed car loaded with liquefied gas. but ii had been isolated and was being kept cool by firemen.
The man in grave condition was identified as James A. McKnight, '6, a Southern Pacific engineer for 34 years.
Officials said several hundred people were evacaut-ed from homes, a hospital and a nursing home near the railroad yard on Houston’s northeast side. Evacuation centers were established away from
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Hendrick Gets Charter for Foundation
RICHARD L. SPALDING . . . foundation president
By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-New v Assistant Editor
Hendrick Memorial Hospital officials said SatUi day a state charter has been received for a new foundation which will develop financial support lur the institution.
The new corporation, named Hendrick Medical Center Foundation, will accept and manage gifts and bequests for the hospital. Another part of its program will bt1 the formation of revenue-bearing annuity trusts for donors.
Richard L. (Dick) Spalding, senior vice president of Hendrick has been named president of the foundation, Hendrick board chairman Lynn Cook said. Spalding will continuo in his hospital position.
SPALDING and Hendrick president Boone Powell Jr. said the ioundation
has been in the making for more than a year. Announcement was withheld, they said, until charter procedure was completed and the foundation's plan had undergone the examination required to be eligible for tax exemption bv the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
The foundation will be governed by a board of dimlors. projected to 38 plus Spalding and Powell. About a third of the board will be from die community at large, a third from the medical community, a third from the hospital board.
"This structure will enable the foundation to draw a broader representation of the community into the decision-making process for the hospital,” Spalding said. “Some of those long interested in Hendrick can through the foundation be brought into positions of responsibility.”
Names of 12 founding directors were filed with the secretary of the state in the charter application. Another *J«» will be named in the immediate future, Spalding said.
Charter directors from the commune iv at large are Malcolm Meek, retired chairman of the Citizens National Bank board: Bat Dunigun, board chairman of First State Bank; Earl Barker, retired Abilene businessman; and Tommy Morns, Abilene insurance executive.
CHARTER DIRECTORS from Hie
medical community are Drs. R. Lee Rode, J. Stanton Barron, Jarratt Williams and V. H. Shoultz.
Foundation directors from the Hendrick board, w hic h is named by Texas Baptists, will be Oliver Howard, board thai;man of Citizens National Bank, E.
M. Perkins, executive vice president if First Abilene Banksid es Inc ; Marvin Lew is, \ b 11 e n e businessman ; and Bryan Bradbury, Abilene attorney.
The foundation's charter provides ii will function “for exclusively charitable. education and scientific purposes ol Hendrick Hospital.’’
Spalding said it will serve as * a voice tor the hospital, telling West Texas the story of what Hendrick is and what it seeks to be, a major regional medical complex.”
Announcement of the new support organization came as Hendrick was celebrating its 50th birthday. A week ago the hospital announced a *5.2 million expansion program to begin soon. On Saturday, Sept. 28. Hendrick will be honored with a .tilth birthday party sponsored by the Abilene Chamber *»f Commerce. Baul Harvey will be guest
speaker for the party which will be at the Abilene Civic Center beginning at 7:30 p.m.
THE NEW FOUNDATION will be involved in asset management, Spalding said. Ii will seek capital for endowment and for specific improvements of the hospital plant but will seek no funds for operation costs.
Transactions with donors will be planned to fit the individual case, “taking into consideration tax benefits and earnings for the donor under trust agreements,” he said.
“The needs, desires and considerations of the donor w ill come first — if association with the foundation is not beneficial lo the donor there is no reason for the association,” he said.
“The foundation’s goal will be to inset HEN DRU K. Bg. IbK, ( el. I