Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 28, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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Hunting season opens Tuesday . . .bows only
Bow-only hunting seoson opens Tuesday. Sports writer Mark McDonald looks at the prospects on the outdoor page.
Gatesville not the same, say school officials
Officials at Gate;vide School for Boys say things hove changed there and a judge s ruling is based on invalid information. By Joe Dacy ll.mt abileneReporter-Betas'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES''—Bvron
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Summit Delegates Want New Policies
By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (A Pi -Delegates to the economic summit conference bluntly told President Ford on Fridav he should find new policies and advisers and make certain the poor don’t bear the brunt of the anti-inflation fight
Ford spent most of the day presiding at the conference, brushing aside new calls for wage and price controls and listening as past and present policies came under sharp criticism from Democratic and labor delegates.
No clear-cut consensus emerged from the first of the summits two days of discussion. but there was wide agreement on the need for tax breaks for the poor and a government job program for those thrown out of work by economic turmoil.
Ford indicated he agreer with those two moves, but oilier than ruling out wage-prR ( controls he gave few hin*s at the shape of the revamped economic policy he plans to announce soon.
Sen. Edward Kennedy. D-Mass., key noted the call for tax breaks for the poor. “Economics without justice is false economy.’’ he told Ford, who was seated a dozen feet away.
Consumer representative Solomon Harge said “every day is a living crisis” for those on low or fixed incomes. •‘There is no way. Mr. President. that an individual with limited income can exist ... the working poor have sintered enough. It is time for somebody else to bite tile bul
let.’’ he said.
Ford and other sponsors of the conference fielded criticism from Democrats, labor, youth, women and the poor, and heard representatives of wide ranging segments of the economy offer detailed proposals for policy changes.
There was even a young man who. at the end of the day’s session, took the floor to claim that the Arab oil crisis was “a rigged plan, part and parcel of a program by Nelson Rockefeller,” Ford’s vice presidential nominee.
The President let the man speak, then ignored his comments and adjourned the conference until 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Ford then planned to make a major economic address after another four hours of discussion.
After the luncheon break, Ford extended Bums’ “equal time” to respond to criticism of the Fed’s tight money policy.
The silver-haired chairman said if the board were to follow the advice of its critics, “inflation would become much more intense and interest
rates ... would go higher and higher.”
He confirmed tliat the board had recently taken action to relax slightly its restrictions on the growth of credit and the money supply, and that short-term market rates had declined and long-term rates had stabilized.
Burns called this encouraging. but said there will never be a substantial reduction until economic confidence is restored.
He urged “a national crusade to bring inflation under control” and said the board “will persevere in pursuing monetary policies that ait? necessary to curb our rampant inflation.”
The board will aid any tin-ancial institutions caught iii a temporary liquidity squeeze. he said, adding: “There will not be a credit crunch in our country.”
During the afternoon session, the conference heard speaker after speaker recite gloomy statistics on biliation’* impact on the housing, transportation, recreation and
Recycling Center Opens Today
The Jaycees Recycling Center opens today at the Abilene Coca-Cola Bottling Co.. 2074 N. 1st. The center will accept donations of newsprint, cardboard, rags, all-aluminum cans and green and clear glass.
The center will operate from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. on second and fourth Saturdays at the Coca-Cola plant. Proceeds from the center will fund Jaycee community projects.
“Housing is in a serious, all out, 17 carat depression,” said Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., as he joined Sen. Edward Brooke. R-Mass.. in calling for .stepped up federal aid.
Ford and James Lynn, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, came under fire for not including more poor people and women in the groups studying housing problems.
Karen DeCrow, president of the National Organization fir Women, said only one woman had been included in the housing meeting, and none on the panel making a presentation at the summit.
“Although myth has it that a woman’s place is in the home, this apparently is not the case at the economic summit,” Ms. DeCrow said. “I would like to know how this panel can possibly represent a full inquiry into the housing problem when it consists IOO per cent of men and 53 per cent of the persons living in houses are women?”
Cushing Dolbeare of the Rural Housing Alliance complained that “there are almost no poor people or representatives of poor ]>eople in the room today.”
Sometimes smiling, sometimes grim-taced as he puffed on his pipe, the President heard several conference delegates denounce his present anti-inflation policy and demand the ouster of his economic advisers.
Ford said “no miracle cure” is in sight for America’s eco-
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Cooper Teacher May Have Tuberculosis
A Cooper High School teacher has been tentatively diagnosed as having tuberculosis, an Abilene school system news release said Friday.
The teacher, a 19-year veteran with the Abilene public schools, is ciUTon’lv in a San Antonio chest clinic where further testing is being done to confirm or deny the initial report.
The teacher, who was not identified, had an X-ray test for tuberculosis near the end of the 1973-74 school year winch showed “negative.” However, his ill
health has been noted since the start of school this year.
CHS Principal Malcolm Anthony will nn^et with the about IOO students iii the teacher’s classes Monday.
Tuberculosis is not a highly contagious disease, but each student in the teacher’s classes will be given the opportunity on both Wednesday and Friday to have a free TB skin test at the school or to have one from their family physician.
Anthony is a>king that those students who have their family physician con
duct the test send a cop} of the results to the school.
The tests will be given again in about two months, Miss Marion Bush, head nurse, said.
The teacher’s wife. who is also a teacher, left the classroom temporarily to take her husband to San Antonio.
The physician in charge of the case has noted that the tuberculosis is only suspected now, but lather than take chances, each student should be tested. He rioted that no one can be forced to take the skin te>t.
Surgery on Mrs. Ford Will Check for Cancer
Bv FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (Apl - Bet u Ford, w ile of the President, entered a suburban Naval hospital on Friday for surgery on Saturday to determine whether she is suffering from breast cancer.
Three hours atter the First I.ady was admitted to Bethesda. Md., Naval Hospital, the President went by motorcade from the White House for an after-dinner visit with his wife, who was described as “in good spirits.”
White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen, iii a statement read to newsmen, said the purpose of Saturday’s surgery is “to determine through biopsy whether the nodule (in her right breast) is benign or malignant. Should it prove to bo malignant, surgery would be performed to remove the right breast.”
The nodule was discovered Thursday in what Nessen described as “a regular medical checkup.” He said Mrs. Ford had no .suspicion the nodule existed until the doctors found
Mrs. Ford. 56’. entered the hospital at 4:55 p.m. CBT Shortly before 9 p.m., the President went by limousine to the hospital, accompanied by the Ford’s seminary student son, Michael and Michael’s wife Gail. Daughter Susan, 18, had come to the hospital earlier.
When the President entered the third-floor VIP suite he found his wife, dressed in a pink, quilted housecoat having
a dinner of steak and trench tries with her chief assistant, Nancy Howe, White House physician Dr. William Lukash, daughter Susan and Navy nurse Lt. Joanne Brien.
“Well, I see you’re having a party,” the President commented. according to an aide.
l ord added, according lo the aide, that the last time he was in the Naval hospital —• for knee surgery-several years
ago — he “never had such a nice suite or such a fine dinner.’'
White House spokesmen said they did not know what tune the initial surgery would be performed, but one official said the President planned to keep a busy Saturday schedule that included a major address
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Leftists Threaten To Kill 8 Hostages
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Nearly two dozen armed leftists planted bombs in the occupied Venezuelan consulate, threatening to blow it up at noon saturday unless $1 million and 38 jailed comrades are traded for a kidnaped American woman diplomat and at least seven other hostages.
The band — led by a convicted airplane hijacker recently freed from jail —demanded the ransom money from the United States government. but diplomatic sources said Friday night Venezuela was willing to pay it if the Dominican government would free the 38 political prisoners.
Sources at tho presidential palace in Santo Domingo said, however, that it would be almost impossible to reach a solution “before the 24-hour
deadline" that comes Saturday at noon. The Dominican government maintained official silence.
The American hostage is Barbara Hutchison, director of the U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic, which .'hares tile Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti She was abducted by five armed men at 11:30 a.rn. Fr -day outside her office on a quiet tree-lined street and then was driven to the Venezuelan consulate.
The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry in ('araca* said 23 guerrillas were involved in the consulate takeover. One of the hostages, Venezuelan Consul Jesus Gregorio de Corral, told the Associated Press by tele phone that the gunmen had planted the bombs and would set them off. “killing us all,” unless their demands were met.
The diplomatic sources in Santo Domingo said the offer to pay the ransom came from President Carlos Andres Perez in a communication to the Do-imiucan government.
The hostages appeared to be well treated, but Corral sa.d the consulate did not hav e enough food tin* a long siege.
“Well, we're fine. All eight of us are fine ... We're getting hungry.” Miss Hutchison, 47, said in a telephone internee with NBC Radio in New York CBS Radio iii New York said she referred to “ten of us
See LEFTISTS, Pg. I2A. Col. I
Solur Research Plan Considered
Federal Energy Administrator John C. Sawhill says the United States is considering a SI billion research program on solar energy over the ne-t ♦ ive \ears.” Pg. 9C.
Ken McClure, left, one of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s “original 17’’ patients when it opened in August, 1953, has come a long way since posing a> the center’s first poster boy. Friday lie traded smiles with Cathy Ann Selinsky, 8-year-old daughter of S.Sgt. and Mrs. Paul Selinsky of 4810 State Mrs. Cathy Black, right, is a physical therapist who works with Cathy Ann at the center where a picture ot Ken. who is now 23, still hangs. He is the son of R. I) McClure of Abilene. Related story, Photos. Pg, 9D. (Staff Photo by J. T. Smith)
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MRS. FORD AND PRESIDENT IN WASHINGTON FRIDAY . . . will undergo surgery today