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Odessa American (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Odessa, Texas The of 50 cents Odessa Texas november 21, 1982 104 pages�?5 sections a vol. 57�?no. 325 american sunny i see weather Page 2a fraud haunts voting by Cam Rossie associated press writer Brownsville a the Region that produced the notorious Box 13 vote fraud a which some claim set up Lyndon Johnson a 1948 . Senate Victory and launched him on a path to the presidency a is again the target of investigations into voting irregularities. But a lifelong South Texas resident and former democratic party official says the Patron system hat allegedly got lbs elected to Che Senate died out in the Region More than a dozen years ago. While isolated instances of voter fraud May continue Power Bosses no longer dictate election results says . Salinas former Starr county democratic party chairman. A you can see people in the Valley actually voting their minds now a he said. Salinas acknowledges the stigma associated with the regions voting tactics remains a due largely to the mid-1900s when a politics were extremely the Box 13 investigation was halted before any indictments came of it. But in 1977, former Texas election judge Luis Salas said he had certified enough fictitious ballots for Jim Wells county a Box 13 to steal the nomination then tantamount to election for lbs 29 years earlier. Salas claimed the late Duval county political Boss George Parr had ordered the 202 fictitious ballots be certified. The current South Texas investigation Salinas charges is a politically motivated by an anti democratic department of he says the Federal government Isnit making a a comparable Effort to get at the Root of alleged voter fraud in other areas of the country such As Chicago. Assistant . Attorney Jack Wolfe heading the vote buying investigation in Starr and four other counties agrees voter please see ballot Page 2a adoption waiting game few left in Notrees to watch Leaf change color Notrees apr in Notrees an almost treeless town of 50 people and As Many dogs on the Bleak Plains of West Texas autumn is a special time. A i saw a couple leaves turn color a one Young girl exclaimed. A i really did and was it Nice not like those yuccas that do a it May not seem much to most but Here in Notrees we have a couple leaves that change color a says Joyce Green a local Gas station attendant. A for us that a Worth a some even cheer and clap a adds Billy Ray Green her husband. A remember its not that easy for us to find Trees or Trees with leaves that change Notrees 28 Miles West of Odessa and smack in the Middle of the Rich permian Basin has More Oil rigs on its horizon than Trees. But some locals think Notrees which planted a few Mulberry Trees the past decade is misnamed. A How about few Trees a one redhead asks Green. The Gas station owner just shakes his head. Locals in greens station the Center of town activities agree on one matter a fall is still a thing of Small Beauty even in Notrees where the season makes the briefest of showings. A fall a explains one Mother to her daughter. A you know where the leaves change color. You be seen it on to. A a i saw a couple leaves change a kind of Brown yellow this month a says Green a native of Arkansas who came to Notrees when 700 oilfield workers worked Here in the 1960s. The town has shrivelled Ever since losing More and More workers As the Oil business became automated and workers were Laid off. Most who work in the area now commute from Odessa. A there Aren t any natives anymore in Notrees a Green says. A and once upon a time there were no Trees in a More people move out than move in a Green special football action pages 1-3b sum 17 William jewel 44 Arkansas 17 Sui Ross 43 air Force 30 Washington st.24 notre Dame 17 Washington 20 Bessye Bessye Cowden Ward is alive and Well and still making Waves. See Page ibb. The Lopees placed an advertisement and now must wait process must follow Legal channels by Bennett Segal staff writer ode sans Jose and Josef a Lopez want to adopt a child. For the past six months the Eastside couple has been running a classified advertisement in the Odessa american hoping to find a i to 4-year-old child. And the couple is offering to a pay but because the Lopees do not specify what expenses they will pay Ector county District attorney Mike Holmes said last week the and even with its Good intentions May run afoul of the Law. Holmes said prospective parents who Are trying to adopt children by advertising have to be careful about including anything in their ads that might resemble an offer to buy a child. Section 25.06 of the Texas penal code states it is unlawful for someone a to give agree to give or give a thing of value to another in payment for adoption of a child. The exceptions include a payment to a state licensed adoption Agency. A payment to a physician or attorney for medical or Legal services provided. A or payment to a person As reimbursement for Legal or medical expenses benefiting the child. Holmes said if an offer to pay expenses is included in the and the expenses should be specified and be within the Law. The Lopees said last week that a a expenses they Are willing to pay include medical care which is allowed by Law. The Lopees said they placed the and to supplement their efforts to adopt a child through the Texas department of human resources children services office in Midland and lutheran social service of Texas. Although several women have answered the and the Lopees said none is willing to go through proper Legal channels. A a we be had girls who Call but they done to want to go through a lawyer a mrs. Lopez said. But a the Calls Are better than nothing. A a the Lopees who have been married la years said they have been trying almost a year to adopt a White hispanic or mixed race child a but have not met with Success. Lopez said representatives of Der and lutheran social service have advised him not to apply for an adoption if they do not have the patience to wait. But patience is one thing Lopez said he has even after he and his wife while they were living in Chicago tried without Success to adopt a child. The couple moved to Odessa three years ago. A maybe in to years Well find a child a Lopez said. Beverly Acker child placement supervisor for Foster Homes and adoption at the Der Midland office said last week the Lopez est situation is not uncommon a there Are More parents wanting to adopt babies than there Are babies to adopt. She said that is especially True when it comes to adopting healthy White infants. A two year wait for a White child is not uncommon. Lael Cordes director of lutheran social service in Midland added a the average person does no to realize How Many families want babies. Its amazing How Many there Cordes said that last year 200 families inquired about her Agency. Of that number the Agency was Able to serve 15. Please see adoption Page 2aguide to features business. Horoscope. 13c careers living i a 12bb classified. 8 20d matter of record. 2c crossword Puzzle. ____i6c obituaries. .2c dear Abby. Maa opinion. 4c Energy. .3d sports. I 7b entertainment. 15 it youth pages 18 19c polish still Trust Symbol of Hope Glemp meets with Walesa --5-�? everybody knows that Lech is the spirit of the nation by Edith m. Lederer associated press writer Gdansk Poland a the Gdansk shipyard workers who first backed Lech i Walesa want the recently freed Solidarity Leader to Lead them again and have rejected any alternative to a Union free of communist party control. In the biting wind of a late autumn Day workers leaving the sprawling shipyard Complex which is now under military control expressed a quiet Joy that 39-year-old Walesa had been freed after la months in detention. But there was sorrow that Walesa a \ whose apartment in a High Rise Complex j is less than two Miles away a probably 1 be allowed into the shipyard where he once to Rice As an electrician. And there was frustration too that Poland a martial Law regime had tied his hands. A Walesa is a great Hope because he a the Man who really can Lead a said 27-year-old Andrzej who has worked at the shipyard for eight years and who like other workers asked that his last name not be used. A everybody would like to see him Back in the shipyard but they realize the authorities will never let him a Walesa lost no Trust. Everybody still trusts him and he still has great credibility a said 20-year-old Kazimierz who has been at the Yard since 1977. A people think he should Start work immediately. He should find a solution so that when the workers struggle they Are not hit Back by the a everybody knows that Lech is the spirit of the nation a said 27-year-old Jan. A but its really difficult to see what he can do. Maybe the workers would like to have a nationwide meeting at which everything is explained a but of course that a Walesa met in Warsaw saturday with archbishop Jozef Glemp Poland a roman Catholic primate. Walesa declined comment on what they discussed but there was speculation the meeting was to show Church support for him following an Abc to report thursday that communist authorities had shown Church officials tapes and photos of the Union Leader in a sexually compromising Walesa a wife priest and friends vigorously denied the allegation and 1 Church officials said they had no knowledge of such materials. After his tumultuous return last sunday Walesa said he needed More time to study possible solutions to the Stormy relations Between the polish people and the martial Law regime headed by Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski. A give me at least a month a he said. There has been speculation that Walesa might become a member of the archbishops a social Council of Lay advisers but a Council member told reporters that was not under consideration at the present. The member who asked not to be named said such an arrangement might be considered in the future but it was not discussed at saturdays meeting. The government outlawed Solidarity in october a Little More than two years after Walesa picked up a microphone at the Gdansk shipyards in August 1980 and took charge of the communist blocks first Independent Union. But some shipyard workers said they believe Solidarity could become Legal again. Please see Walesa Page 2a

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