Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas
Abilene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron B4TH YliAR, NO. 102 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, SEPT. 27, 197-1 PAGES IN TOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press (A1) Ford Hears Demos Hit Inflation Moves Knee Deep in Relaxation Although Farm Road 1082 was overrun by about 18 inches of Lake Fort Phantom Hill water Thursday, forcing Texas Highway Department personnel to bar- Celotex Fined licade it. to traffic, a lone fisherman took advantage of the situa- tion to cast his bail into the "stream" while a truck carrying a bulldozer drove by. (Staff Photo by Robert Campbell) By FRANK COIIMIEH Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON _ De- claring there is "no miracle cure" for America's economic ills, President Ford convened ji summit conference on infla- tion today and promptly heard leading Democrats criticize his anti-inflation policies as in- adequate. "Credit curbs alone arc not enough. Budget culs alone are rot enough." .said Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield aflcr Ford predict- ed in liis opening remarks "we as Americans can and will win" the battle against inflation. Ford hinted at tax cuts for the poor so no group is "called upon to carry an un- fair share of the load." 'Roll) Mansfield and House Speaker Carl Albert agreed on this point, but they questioned otli- er Ford administration eco- nomic: policies. "The administration in ef- fect has spoken of the old-time religion" in coping with eco- nomic problems, Alter! said, declaring that lliis falls "short of what the nation needs." Mansfield said "in all can- dor I am not too optimistic about the result" of the sum- mit conference, called by Ford in response to legislation sponsored by the Montana Democrat. Silling ai Ford's side. Mans- field outlined a nine-point pro- gram, Ilial would include mandatory wage, price, rent and profit controls, a public works job program, and ra- tioning of energy and oilier scare materials. The Democrats' criticism of Republican policies brought a mild rebuke from Senate GOP leader Hugh Scott. "We are here in good faith, not lo prac- tice politics but lo exhibit sen- said the Pennsylvan- ia Republican. Sen. John Tower, Tt-Tex., said it was wrong to blame the administration for eco- nomic problems. "All of us arc lo lie said. "Congress as well as the executive, Ucmocrals as well as Hepubllcans, business as well as labor." After Ford and the congres- sional 1 eaclcrs spoke, HIE hundreds of conferees in a ho- tel ballroom heard reports from members from a panel on business and finance. Treasury Secretary William Simon said Ibe panel members "were all realistic about the cure. They know it's going lo be a lough process." Panel members indicalecl in renewed wage and price controls, but did speak of (he need for more jawboning and stronger en- forcement power. Harvard economist Otto Kk- sleui was blunt about the fu- ture: "The economy will suf- fer a recession, which seems to be the price we have to pay lo bring inflation under cou- Irol." IJotli Albert and Mansfield questioned w li e Hi e r Ford's proposed culs in the federal budget would have much im- pact on inflation. ROBY The Celolex Corp. of llamlin, located in Fisher County, was asscsesd a fine Thurs- day evening alter a six-man, six woman jury found the corporation guilty of violating the Texas Clean Air Act. The jury could have assessed a fine a day for 300 days the corporation was said lo have been in violation of the law. Penalty in the civil suit ranged from S50 lo day. Attorneys .for (he corporation could not be reached Friday morn- ins for comment on a possible ap- peal. The Cclolex trial was only (lie lliird air pollution suit in the stale lo lie tried by a jury, said Joe Sclrin- dlcr of Abilene, regional supervisor for the Tcsns Air Control Baord. The Texas Clean Air Acl was enact- ed in 19D8. SCIHNDLER SAID that previously juries had found the Hollingsworlli Feed f.ot of coleman and Ihe Lloyd Fry Roofing Co. of Fort Worth guilty of violating Ihe act. He said three other suils had been heard before a judge. But he said 09 per cenl of Ihe suils are seltled onl of court. Schindler said Celotex, which pro- duces gypsum wallboard, was fined a day for 276 days, a day for another nine days and a day for 15 (lays. Schindler said the 276 days Ihe plant was accused of being in viola- tion of Ihe law came between Jan. 1. 1074, and Jan. be said. And Hie nine days of violations came between .Ian. 22, 1974, and -March 1974. THE PLANT was charged on the 276 (lays and Hie 15 (lays wilh having slack emissions in excess of state regulations, Scliindler said. And he said Hie corporation was charged on the nine days wilh violation'of opa- city regulations. An opacity lest de- termines Hie amount of light ob- scured by smoke. The trial, held in 32nd District Court in Roby, lasted five weeks. Testimony at the beginning of the trial was'interrupted repreatcdly bc- cause of procedural problems. ATTORNEYS FOH Celolex were .lack Willingham of llamlin and Gerald Iteynolds of Tampa, Ha. Asst. Ally. Gen. Troy Webb repre- sented the Texas Air Control Board. Judge Weldon Kirk of Sweelwater presided. Schindler said that Celolex had made corrections lo meet Ihe slate regulations in January and April of this year. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Service rwenlher Mop. Pg. BA) ABILENE A'JD VICINITY HD-mile radius) Clear lo partly cloudy loday IbiciKjh Saturday- Warmer today, lyrn- Ing cooler Salurdoy. Soulherty vrinds 15-5S miles per hour, tecominn norther- ly '0-20 miles per hour Saturday, High 1oUay in upper EOs, tonight's low Billion Solar Research Eyed nings nding 9 Film Maker's Focus on Ark on I A former Abilenion is jr moking a film about Noah's Ark and Mt. Ararat that will interest Abi- [enians who have followed 1he expeditions in Turkey. Kilty Frieden wriles of form- er Abilenian Bart LoRue's plans on Pg. 1-B. NEWS INDEX Amusements IOC Bridge I IB Business Mi'for 1 I B Classified 3-1 ID Comics 2D Edilorials................ 4A Horoscope 12C Hospital Palienls BA Obituaries.............. 1 ID Spoils................ 1-7C To Your Gcod Hcallri......9B Travel -i.53 TV Log IOC TV Seoul 1OC Women's News 2-3B Wind ._. .for today. Hlgh_ ond fcr a.m.: and 62, High and same-dale losl 78 ond Sunrise lor'ay: sunsel tcnighl: Sunrise West Texas: Where Sky Not Cloudy All Day Abilene area residents, wtio emmrcil almost weeks ol daily rain, Mill get their re- ward this weekend, if the fore- caste. at the National Weath- er Service are right-, sunny, warm weekend weather. And no rain cloud on the horizon is expected lo shed any water, forecasters say. Wind warnings are in effect for Abilene area lakes Friday. prolonged rainy spell left Abilene soaking under the wcltest September on record, but the clouds stalled going away Wednesday, and a threatened front slid away, leaving the city with golden prospecls, at least through the weekend. Woman Ordered To Pay Support PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) A Pittsburgh woman lias been ordered lo pay child support lo her former husband, who has custody of (he couple's iwo young children. The presumption thai the husband is solely responsible for Hie support of children "is clearly Ihe vestige of the pasl and incompatible wilh Ihe pres- ent recognition of equality of Ihe Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Louis J. Kparvcro said. By DOB MO.VftOIv Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) Federal Energy Administrator John C. Sawhill said today that "The United Stales is considering a S! billion research program on solar energy over Ihe next live years." Sawhill (old delegates lo (he World Energy Conference Ihe United States hopes "lo have several solar technologies with vide commercial application by 1985." appears possible I hat by Ihe year 2DM, solar energy systems might be capable of supplying a lo 10 per cenl of total U.S. electricity require- he said. Addressing a round table on (he final 'day of (he confer- ence, Sawhili said solar ener- gy has captured mankind's Recall Sent Out For 200 Babies BALTIMORE, Mrt. (AP) University Hospital has re- called aboul 200 babies born (here since Aug. 22 for lesls. The recall came afler a baby died of meningitis, a dis- ease affecting the membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord. imagination "from Ihe lime Archimedes set a Roman fleet afire using Inc. sun's reflected power." lie noled the Senate last week passed a S'QO million budget for solar research (his year, authorizing "a major drive for practical solar tech- nologies primarily (o gener- ate electricity." Dul he also warned there is only a limited potential for major energy impacts from alternate energy sources, such as solar and be- Iwcen now and 1935. For Ihe short levm, he said, much of Hie research and de- velopment will continue to he concerned wilh safer and more efficient coal mining technology, radioactive waste management and nuclear plant safely. Another official al the eneg- gy conference, who heads a utility-funded- research group, said'-Thursday there are tech- nical solution's lo the problem of handling highly radioactive wastes from nuclear power plants but social and philo- sophical questions aboul Ihe method remain. Chaunccy Starr said Ihe technique involves concentrat- ing Die liquid wastes, turning them into an insoluble glass and placing them in controlled storage. Paper Says Ford, Scott Exerted Hiring Influence ST. LOUIS, St. Louis Posl-Dispatch says that it has obtained a secret report showing thai the Gener- al Services Administration im- properly save job preferences lo persons referred by power- ful political figures including then Rep. Gerald R. Ford and Senate Republican Minority Leader Hugh Scott. The report, kepi secret since its completion by the Civil Service Commission in 1973, cites ''clear and conclusive" evidence that GSA officials were in apparent violation of Civil Service rules in giving special treatment lo job candi- dates referred by ''nominally political the newspa- per said Thursday. Tlis.vcnorl allegedly quoles memoranda in which GSA officials attempted to "help out" Kord by finding a con- struction job lor Evnil Gaide of Grand Rapids, Midi. How- ever, Ciaide reportedly turned down the jobs offered to him. The report said at least 34 persons were said to have been placed al GSA afler being referred by Scoll's of- fice. The paper reported that spokesmen for both Ford and .Scott said llial il is not im- proper for representatives or senators lo refer job appli- cants lo special agencies as long as no special treatment is requested. Under law, federal career jobs are supposed to be filled on. merit, without regard lo political orothcr conneclions. Ford issued a directive ear- lier this monlh calling on fed- eral agency heads lo stick lo the merit system in hiring. Two Senators to Visit Cuba WASHINGTON (A P) Sens. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., and Claiborne Pell, D-fi.I., will visil Cuba Ihis weekend, signaling whal is widely be- lieved lo be Ihe beginning of a normalization of relations be- tween Cuba Stales. and the United The senators, both members of Ihe Foreign Relations Com- mittee, are keeping llicir trav- el plans under wraps, [earing Not All School Raises the Same By BLUE RUCKEIl Q. Please let (he people know a (rue fact. Did Ihe maintenance workers anil cafeteria workers gel a good raise in pay 1'cconily? These people arc worthy anil loyal lo (he schools. A. The pay raise wasn'l equal, if dial's whal you mean. Some received a 5 per ccni increase, others over 10 percent. Il was done Ihis way lo rectify inequities in the pay scale, according lo Public School Informa- tion Co-ordinalor James Hoyetl. In past years, pay scales were negotiated individually. Whal resulted was, for in- slancc, employe A with three years experi- ence earning 5103.50 a month more than employe B wilh two years experience. This was loo great a span for a difference of only one year. Employe A may have received a 5 per cent increase while B received 10 per cent or belter. Q. fn our Knplish class our group Is doing a report on (he strange happenings and wllchcs sighted al VI. Phantom Hill. Could joii please ilnd some Information ahoul wik'Iics. si range lights and so forth al Phantom? A. Five years ago another English class studied Hie witch and Ihe lights oul there and came up with some interesting theories. This witch, it seems, is no ordinary broom rider. We liavc an elegant "Lady of the Lake." One theory is that in the ISOO's a man and his wife living at the lake had some trouble wilh Imlians. (Whether or not Ihe lake was in existence then is beside the poinl, wo Ye The man went onl lo, fetch some firewood, lold liis wife lo lock Ihe door and listen for Ihe password before she opened il. She was lo shoot anyone who didn't use the password. The husband was wounded by Indians while gathering firewood. In pain and fright lie rushed back home and forgot lo use Ihe password. "The woman got sliook and shot him down. She was sort of in shnc'k the rest o[ her life. She slill is. Now she walks Ihe lake carrying a while object and looks for her husband." This is Ihe theory of Steve Gip- son, former student in thai English class. Another version says a bride was lefl wailing at Hie church for hours, later found her groom all dressed up In a boat in the middle-of the lake, dead. Doctors could find no physical reason for his death. The bride has been roaming Ihe lake ever since in her wedding dross. Supposedly, lo view this Lady one musl go lo a lake cemetery three nights in a row. On Ihe iliird night yon must wail exactly one hour and two minulcs. She won't show un- less you're If yon believe all Ihis, you should contact. Mrs. Joyce Carroll who now leaches English al McMurry. She can loll you more. Slit instigated the witch sliuly in Q. We're soiling our house, probably in a year. The carpel is old, worn and not real clean. We wonder if we'd ho uellcr off lo rccnn'rt Hie entire house which 'would cost or so, or If we slior.lil wail and lei the new owner caryicl il To pul it anollirr way, will we get our back in (he selling price If we go ahead and carpel raw'.' A. A Realtor says yes, emphatically. Po- tential buyers can be turned off so quickly when they walk inlo a house if the carpel is dirty. The immediate reaction is, "Ugh, Ihe house look1; Icrirble." Not only will you gel your carpel investment back, you'll sell Hie hoii.se quicker. We're talking about an average size house between SI7.500 and In-a house un- der, say you might not .recoup your Q. I've always (liought Ilia! Ihe eagle on our silver dollars signifies our nation was at war if (he wings arc spread and when wings are folded il means we were nl pence (tic year (he coin Mas minted. Lately some- body lold me this Isn't (rue, is il? A. It's a little bit true (but not When Iho Peace silver dollar was designed there was much controversy over il. Two designs were submitted. One showed Ihe eagle wilh wings spread, clutching a broken sword. The other (which was accepted) shows him from the side, wings folded, grasping an olive branch. Some thought the broken sword wasn't a very sym- bol, according lo Ihe library reference staff, and il was rejected. In 1021, a few Peace dollars were minted (wilh folded wings) lull also (hat same year Morgan dollars were minted showing the eagle wilh spread wings. Address (o Action Line, B. Abilene, Texas 79801. Nantes will no I be used but questions must he signed anil ad- dresses given, 1'lca.sc Include telephone numbers If possible. Ihcy may be subject to repris- als from Cuban exiles who ad- amantly oppose any U.S.-Cu- ban reconciliation. .Javits and Pell will be the first members of Congress to visit Ihe island since relations were broken in the waning days of the Dwighl Ki- scnhower administration in 1SG1. Il was understood Ihcy will have .a meeting with Cu- ban Prime .Minister Fidel Cas- tro. Speculation over a changing Cuban altitude toward the United Stales has been fueled by a Cuban decision to allow more than 20 representatives of Ihe American news media tn cover the activities of the two Over Ihe past several years, only a haridlul of American newsmen have allowed lo visit the is- land. Tilt- visil by Javils and 1V11 is a followup to a July visit in Cuba by Pat M. lloit. Ihe chief of staff of the Foreign Rela- tions Committee. Holt issued a report on his return recom- m ending that the United Males lake inilialivns to end. the Ill-year IJ.R.-Cnban estran- gement. Ho described the U.S.-snpportcd hemispheric blockade ol llie island as a lailurc. Wilh Ihe resignation hist Au- Rusl of President Ilichard M. jSixun, an anli-Cas- Iroile, Cuban altitudes toward the United Stales seemed to undergo a marked change. Declaring that Ihe Nixon years in Iho While House wore a period o! ''intransigence and haired'1 toward Cuba, Castro expressed optimism over the prospecls for an improved relationship. President Ford told a conference a monlh ago lhal his administration slill abides by the Organization of Ameri- can Slates embargo of the is- land. Tiiil last wrt-k, the United Slates threw its support be- hind a proposal in the OAS In call a November meeting of hemispheric foreign niinislers to review the .sanctions. The ministers are expected lo vote lo lift the ombarj'o, and Kord has said lhal Ihe United States will go along wilh whatever collective decisions OAS arrives al. The lifting of the would free all OAS members to legally establish the hind at relations they desire with Cuba. Seven OAS nations now have lies wilh Cuba in viola- lion Ilic embargo. Diplo- mats predict there will be con- tinning friendly gestures IMS iwcen Washington and Havana as part of a process (hat ulti- mately will lead lo diplomatic J.