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Childress Index (Newspaper) - December 16, 1973, Childress, Texas Extended forecast Clear to partly Cloudy with a Cooling trend monday through wednesday the Childress Index celebrating our 85th year quot i Cape sub Daught saving time january 6 new York a mayor John v. Lindsay Sang and danced his Way Back through his eight years at City Lylall Friday night entertaining More than a him new yorkers who turned out to say goodbye and help him pay off an old Campaign debt. Limited Oil from arabs san Francisco apr memo Rex corp. Contends its $3.1 billion antitrust damage suit filed against International business machines corp. Goes beyond telex corp s litigation involving ism. A Federal court in Tulsa okla., recently ordered ism to pay telex $259.5 million a decision ism is appealing. The memo Rex suit filed Friday in . District court accuses ism of trying to monopolize the electronic data processing turn to news Page 12 by Barry Sci Weid associated press writer Riyadh. Saudi Arabia a aides to Secretary of state Henry a Kissinger say the arabs May resume limited Oil shipments to the United states next month if the Geneva peace talks show some Progress. Quot the Odds of the Oil embargo being lifted next week Are less than 50-50, but if you put it in terms of next month the Odds Are better than 50-50,�?� an official with Kissinger said Friday after the Secretary met Lor 11. Hours with King Faisal of saudi Arabia. The Arab israeli peace talks Are to Start next tuesday. Saudi officials suggested privately Friday that a Strong . Call for big israeli troop pullbacks special session for legislature by Robert heard associated press writer Austin tex. A gov. I Olph Briscoe has called a special session of the legislature for noon tuesday to set Texas maximum Highway Speed at 55 Miles an hour. The governor issued the Call late Friday after it became Clear that congressional action on a 55 . Bill will become final next week. Quot those states which do not establish such a Speed limit run the risk of losing their Federal Highway funds Briscoe said. Texas Highway commission chairman Dewitt Greer told the associated press Friday night that earlier estimates that it would take up to three weeks to change Highway signs were too conservative. Quot i believe we can Pep it up Greer said. A i believe two weeks will be about the Cost will run Between $300,000 and $400,000, Greer said. The governor alone can Call a special session and Only he can designate what subjects May be considered. He restricted the session to the Speed limit problem. The Call is flexible enough so that the legislature can give authority to the Highway commission to set the Speed limit at whatever is necessary to conform with Federal legislation. Speaker Price Daniel or. Had asked Briscoe to open any special session to two other proposals As Well As the Speed limit question a Bill to create an offshore terminal for supertanker and a Bill requiring Uniti nation of oilfields when owners of 75 per cent of the Field agree on it. The Uniti nation Bill was Defeated in the Senate earlier this year mainly through the tireless efforts of sen. Peyton Mcknight do Tyler. Under present Law. Turn to special Page 9 would help get the Oil flowing. Meanwhile the los Angeles times quoted informed sources As saying the easing of the Arab embargo on Oil shipments to the United states had been proposed to King Faisal late last week the recommendation was made by the saudi arabian Oil minister. Sheik Ahmad Zaki Yamani the newspaper said Yamani left Washington d.c., thursday after More than a week of talks with Kissinger defense Secretary James r. Schlesinger vice president Gerald r. Ford and other administration officials. Oil shipments could resume As Early As next week the times said. Kissinger spent the night in turn to limited Page 12 truck halt May continue until monday by the associated press truckers protesting higher fuel prices and lower Speed limits kept their rigs off the Road again today in some areas and spokesmen for the dissident Drivers said they would extend their stoppage until monday. A two Day work stoppage had been called to bring demands Home to the Public and some supermarkets in new England and manufacturers in the Midwest have said they Are feeling the Lack of deliveries. A a we re still shut Down said a trucker who a been Manning telephones in Denver colo., talking to participating Drivers a most of them independents who own their own rigs. Former teamsters president James r. Hoffa said at a news conference Friday that a a ultimately they the independents will get what they he said he disagreed with turn to truck Page 9 Cotton now White Gold homosexuals off sick list by Frank Carey associated press writer Washington apr the trustees of the american psychiatric association voted today to remove homosexuality from the association s list of mental disorders. The vote was 13 to 0 in favor with two abstentions. The vote followed a 10-year fight by Gay activist groups and by growing numbers of psychiatrists. They contended that the classification of homosexuality As a mental illness is oppressive and discriminatory against the nations homosexuals. The Gay organizations say american male and female Honion equals number 20 million about one tenth of the population polls have indicated that from one million to 15 million persons Are homosexual by preference practice or proclivity. The policy making Board of trustees also approved unanimously with one abstention a three part Resolution placing the 20.000 member association a urging the repeal of legislation on the books of 42 states and the District of Columbia a a making criminal offences of sexual acts performed by consenting adults in a deploring quot All Public and private discrimination against homosexuals in such areas As employment housing Public accommodations and licensing would insure homosexual citizens the same Protection now guaranteed to on the association s own classification the Board will vote on a proposal to remove quot homosexuality per see from the groups official manual of mental disorders. The proposal turn to homosexuals Page 9 a urging quot the enactment of civil rights legislation at local state and Federal Levels that Barstow rites will be held hitts 10 by held Here today this Mie noon shopping Days to Christmas graveside services for mrs. Janie Clift former resident and Mother of Herbert Clift of Childress will be held at 2 . Sunday in the Childress cemetery with Rev. Marvin James minister of the first United methodist Church officiating. Memorial services for mrs. Clift were held at 1 . Saturday in the Lucas funeral Home with or. Jones minister of the first presbyterian Church in charge. The body was brought to Childress and will lie in state at the Newberry funeral Home until 1 40 . Today when it will be taken to the Childress cemetery mrs. Clift 93, died about 10 . Thursday in the All saints Hospital in fort Worth. She was born in Mississippi turn to rites Page 9 by Mike Cochran associated press writer Lubbock tex. A Call it White Gold. Quot in be been out Here since 1947 and we be had bumper crops before and we be had Good prices before says banker Charles Verner. Quot but this is the first time we be had both a bumper crop and excellent prices in the same it is Cotton of which he Speaks. A a we re getting about three times the Price we got last year. We re estimating 2.7 million Bales and some say it will be close to 3 million he said. A a the Best year we Ever had was just about 2.3 or 2.4 million Bales. So its far above what we Ever made the euphoria is not confined to the South Plains. Quot it has been a fabulous crop says Texas agriculture commissioner John White. Quot its one of the prettiest in years. Quot its one of the most Beautiful sights you be Ever seen. Just drive along and see acres and acres of Beautiful White Cotton. Really projections out of Austin Call for 4.7 million Bales in Texas an increase of 450,000 Bales Over last year and potentially one of the biggest crops Ever. At 60 to 65 cents a Pound Farmers who did not contract their Cotton at lesser prices Are reaping staggering profits. The average 1972 Price was 21.9 cents a Pound. A a it a been terrific Harvest by Carl c. Craft associated press writer Washington a president Nixon signed into Law today a Bill that will temporarily place the United states on Daylight saving time starting Jan. 6. He said the action could save the equivalent of 150.000 barrels of Oil a Day. Acting Only hours after Congress completed action on the administration endorsed measure Nixon welcomed the two year return to Daylight time. Noting that Many moves to meet the Energy crisis require inconvenience and sacrifice Nixon said in a statement that quot Daylight saving time on a year round basis which will result in the conservation during the Winter months of an estimated equivalent of 150,000 barrels of Oil a Day will mean Only a minimum of in convenience and will involve equal participation by under the Daylight saving Law clocks will be turned ahead one hour at 2 . On Jan. 6. After signing the Bill Nixon issued an executive order that permits states falling into two time zones to seek an exemption from the provisions of the new Law. The nation has not been on Daylight saving time throughout the year since world War ii and the new Law is due to expire in two years. The president signed the Daylight time Bill a few hours after the House kept its lights burning past Midnight in a 15-hour working Marathon and passed the emergency Energy Bill. The Only witness at the Bill signing ceremony in Nixon a Oval office was rep. Norman Zient. R�?n.y., who More than a Indochina Battle kills american ear missing but Young Getty Back by Victor l. Simpson associated press writer Rome apr a a in a Paul Getty Captain give me a cigarette the Young Man said. Quot look they be Cut off an police said those were the first words muttered by j. Paul Getty Iii the 17 year old grandson of the american Oil billionaire after he was found Early today in Southern Italy. The teen Ager who disappeared in Rome the night of july 9, told authorities that kidnappers had released him three hours earlier after More than five months of Captivity. Italian newspapers have been saying that the Getty family paid $2.7 million earlier this week for the boys release. The kidnappers at one time reportedly demanded $17 million. The family has not confirmed paying the Ransom. Police said the youth was weak hungry and exhausted when found standing under the shelter of a Gas station 60 Miles South of Salerno. Wearing a heavy White sweater Gray pants and sneakers he told police that he had not eaten for several Days and during his Captivity often turn to ear Page 12 by Tad Bartimus associated press writer Saigon a one american was killed and four others wounded today when communist gunners opened fire on three unarmed helicopters that had landed to search for the remains of missing . Servicemen. One survivor of the attack a army maj. Richard Laritz 38, of st. Paul Minn. A said his helicopter and two others had landed in a Rice Paddy 12 Miles South of Saigon and the men were unloading equipment when the shooting began. Quot a e were taken under intense enemy fire Laritz told a news conference. A i heard four heavy explosions land alongside my helicopter we had no Means of Protection Laritz said the american who was killed was shot Down a in cold blood after he had raised his hands to surrender As the team had been instructed to do if confronted by communist forces. A my officer picked himself up out of the grass and mud put his hands in the air and said something Laritz said. A i done to know what he said. And at that time he was shot and the . Embassy said three of the americans on the team escaped injury. The Saigon command said a South vietnamese Pilot was killed and three other vietnamese were wounded by the communist fire. Laritz described the incident As a a Well executed ambush and said the communists opened up from a Row of Palm turn to Indochina Page 12 winds slow Cotton Harvest funeral services for Raymond Wayne Barstow 56, will be held at 3 . Today in the first United methodist Church. Rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin James minister and burial will be in the Childress cemetery by the Newberry funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Earl Harwell. Alton Landrum Gene Frisbie Edd Fite James Bartlett and Leroy Gaines. Or. Barstow a professional club manager died at 3 15 . Thursday in the Childress general Hospital from an apparent heart attack. He was born August 21,1917 in Ithaca. Mich., was a Veteran of world War ii and moved to Childress from Fairbanks Alaska in october. He had lived Here previously. He was married november 7, 1954, to Lorene Moore in fort turn to Barstow Page 9 High winds during the week slowed Down the Cotton Harvest during the past week but the slowdown was not enough to permit the gins to catch up with the Cotton in the Yards. The total Bales ginned and in the Yards is now past 16,000 Bales with an undetermined number of Bales a Rick eds and in the Fields. Quot there is no Way we can estimate the amount of Bales that have been tricked a a one ginner said. Quot we done to know How Many Are doing year ago introduced legislation calling for year round Daylight saving time. Turning to Lent Nixon said a since you got the idea before the Congress you get the an anti using provision and a cutoff of Petroleum exports for Indochina military purposes Are among Many controversial measures in the massive legislation that the House passed by 265 112. The Bill also gives president Nixon Broad Powers to Deal with the Energy crisis. Passage came on the 23rd Roll turn to Daylight Page 12 Risenhoover to be named Hall of Fame Risenhoover graduate of the Childress High school Star basketball pm Ayer while Here and now the a voice of the Texas rangers baseball team in Dallas will be inducted into the Panhandle sports Hall of Fame in Amarillo january 6, it was Learned Here. Induction ceremonies will be held at 2 . Sunday in the Amarillo College gym. After he graduated from the Childress High school Risenhoover graduated from Texas University and returned to Childress and taught in the High school. He served As assistant and later As head basketball coach and baseball coach and was coordinator for the summer baseball program. He was named a citizen of the year of Childress during that period. He left Childress to write for the Amarillo news Globe and to announce for Kunc to and radio. Later he was named news director for Kunc to and radio resigning that position to join a to station in Dallas and then the position with the Texas rangers. Risenhoover will be introduced by Tom Higley also a former resident of Childress and now assistant news director for Kunc to and radio. Risenhoover was Young Higley a basketball coach in High school Here. The Public is invited to attend the ceremonies. Carla Cheek right helps Nola Hightower into a new 4-h jacket Nola won for Selling the most tickets to a recent Childress county 4-h Beans and Cornbread supper. Nola 12, daughter of or. And mrs. Teddy Hightower of route 2 and a member of Cloverleaf 4-h club sold $74 Worth of tickets. Carla 10, a daughter of or. And mrs. Harold Cheek of 601 ave. Of see a and a member of Rainbow 4-h club sold $48 Worth of tickets to place second in the county contest. Carla was presented with a 4-h sweatshirt she is wearing. Both prizes were awarded by the Childress county 4-h Council. Staff photo by the associated press Sharp North winds finished pushing the latest cold front through Texas today and Light showers and Early morning fog followed it through the coastal turn to winds Page 9 Lions Queens contest set for tuesday Childress Lions club will have the annual Ruth Fite Christmas party and Queens contest at 7 . Tuesday in fair Park auditorium. Wives of members will be the special guests. Lion president Manoal Castleberry will be master of ceremonies. Candidates for the Queens contest will be Susan Smith Hazel Crawford Susie Decker Jutta Best Michelle Creamer Debbie Blackwell Kim Lewellen Susan Brown Kathy Nelson Toni Simmons Sheila Hubanks Darla Seal Ramona Skinner Sherry Atkinson Connie keys Tina Fowler Marty White Cindy Moates Debra Albritton Patty Spray Berry Dawna Carmack and Joy Davis. Miss Rhonda Cason and mrs. Janis Rothwell Are sponsors for the candidates and will make the introductions of the girls. City Council meets monday the Childress City Council will consider five items on its Agenda during mondays 7 . Meeting in Council Chambers of the municipal building. The meeting was moved ahead one week after december a second regularly scheduled session was to fall on Christmas Day. Items to be considered by Council Are the Purchase of new pumps and motors for a waste water lift station designed to handle sewage from the Childress Manor apartments under construction on North 7th st., the Purchase of a new pump for the City a sewer Plant a contract Between the City and Bradshaw manufacturing company after the firms decision to locate a Plant Here the second ordinance Reading of an improved retirement program for City employees and Federal approval of funds for the widening and paving of ave. I from East City limits to . 83 on the West Edge of town. briefs meet monday the Bobcat mothers will meet at 7 . Monday in the hospitality room at West Texas utilities. All members Are urged to be present. Singing today the Public is invited to a singing today from 2 to 4 . In the veterans building. Singers Are expected from surrounding towns. New convention books will be available

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