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Iftfe-LUBBOCK AVALANCHE.JOURNAL— Saturday Morning. Apri^ 5, 1975 Lobbying Worries Constitution Sp M'fA TREE—This Japanese pine, being planted by Mrs. Fred Schulz, left, and Mrs. Louis Nebel, has been placed in front of the Reese Air Force Base Headquarters in honor of America's men who are Missing in Action from the Vietnam war. Alr.s. Sctoulz is president oi Ihe AFB NCO Yl'ives .Club. Mrs. Ncbcl is president of thr. Officers Wives Club. School or military post in Texas. The House returned to the for action on amend- the Ipan ments a maximum bill increasin veterans land from $00,000 to $13,000. Hutchi, sou saici lobbyists • for 16..state colleges Y who share revenue from the ip:cents per $100 state property tax were "like flics" in the Capital. They are trying to kill the education article of the new constitution, he said to perpetuate tlicir earmarked property tax, Hutchison said. AUSTIN' (AP) — Sponsors of a new Texas Constitution worried about state college lobbying Friday as plans were made 'or House action early next week. The Senate-approved resolution submitting the constitution ,hat was assembled—but never passed—by the 197-5 Constitutional Convention will be bi-ought up in the House Tuesday, sponsors said. Reps. Ray Hutchison, R-Dalas, and Bill Sullivant, D-Gain- esyille, were interviewed about .he 'constitution and its prob- ,cms. while the House whizzed .hrpugh ils calendar. House members passed to the Senate bills that would: —Change"Tyler State College, t two-year upper-level school, .0 Texas Eastern University. .—Authorize state funds for le>al counsel for prison inmates on trial for crimes committed, vhile in custody, such as the| mi *vket value. Fred Gome/ Carrasco escape! Hutchison estimated tlempt. !serration of the dedicated tax -Adopt the federal Truth ini? 0 " 1 ? ™^ l& th ° colleges to Lending • Act's lan^ua^e for if 0 " 1 ? 1 *. theu ' pvesent * l bllllon use in state regulation of credit) cd .ransactions. Hutchison while the tax explained that big money- raiser now, it would be if the new constitution—oi\a pending' property tax reform bill- passes because it would be based on full * market v^alue of real estate. \ The tax is now levied on county tax evaluations, vbjiich tend to be far less than actual —Permit doctors educated in foreign medical schools to substitute a year of clinical train- 1 ing in the United States for two -o three years of internship and social service in the other nation as a qualification for a Texas medical license. —Enable political parties to liold their state coiwentions between the first and third Tuesdays of September in even- numbered years. A state-required . date forced the Democrats and Republicans to hold their conventions last year on Rpsh Hashanah, a Jewish high holy day. —Give students and servicemen their the choice of voling home 1owns or at The education -article in the proposed ne\y constitution enables the legislature to change the rate of the higher education tax as well as the percentage of market value on which it would be paid. In Friday's House debate, the Tyler college and prison inmates'; counsel bills drew fire. Rep. Bill Clark, D-Tyler, said .he name change was desired to "take away the localized concept that it is a Tyler school*' so junior college graduates from all over East Texas would be attracted to it. "How can you call a two-year school a University?" objected Rep. \V. C. Sherman, D-Fort Worth. court-appointed lawyers tot' inmates accused of crimes while in prison. Reps. Joe Spurlock, D-Fort Worth, and Bob'Close, K-Ecr- ryton, said the six counties.with prison units, already, reap such economic benefits from '. the Slaj.c_thjvtjtlioy for Tech Reports Rubella Cases (Continued From Page One) Symptoms of rubella include a slight cough, a rash on the head and neck around the hairline, low grade fever and general aching. Gibbs said rubella usually is seen in children between six and 14 years old. Gibbs said college age populations have suffered rubella! outbreaks because rubella vac- Vnes, developed about 1967, N\We not recommended for children more than 11 years old old.y . "A\a. result, persons who arc now-about 19 years old never receive^ the rubella immunization," Gibbs said.' Gibbs added that "it is probably too late" for persons who lave been exposed to the disease to receive-results from an mmunization. court-appointed lawyers themselves. Rep. Neil Caldwell, D-Angleton, replied that .his county would gladly give up its prison farm. "You try putting a prison farm in Tan-ant. County and it would be as easy as putting in a garbage dump," he said. APERIES and CARPET* KITCHEN CARPETS GALORE! Urg**t S*li«llen in Town- 2808 34th 5i3 ° " 795.6413 Clay ton Accused Of Dictating Defeat Of Utilities Panel AUSTIN, spokesman Tex. for (UPI) the — A] Texas Coalition for Utility Regulation said Speaker Bill trying to dictate state utilities Texas utilities commission would not mean rate savings, for consumers. "Mr. Clayton's data does not at Oklahoma, Friday Clayton is defeat of a commission. ?'He obviously is going to use!Louisiana, rates the.'office of speaker to support]rounding stales are the • position of the big utility and they have utility commis- rhon.opolics and oppose the'sions. His data proves that we support the conclusions that he drew," Able said. "If you look and sur- cheaper Ai'kansas m the position of the utility consumers ih" Texas, "Mike Able. coalition ( a capitol news chairman, told uohFerenec. Able said Clayton misrepresented the meaning of statistics could have lower utility rates with a good consumer-oriented utility commission. Able said if nothing else a utility commission could hold the line cbrrlpilccl by his staff on utility (exorbitant rates in nearby states andh'uUirc. \vi;ongly suggested crcalion of a on rates increases in the that they're too high already,' he said. Cuevas Given Death Sentence By Jury " (Continued, from Page One) ' Asked if it bothered him to send a man to his death, Sandel replied: "1 go back to (remember) those two ladies fMrs. Standley and Mrs. B°sed : i) and it doesn't bother me a! all." '. Officials said Cuev;s \vlii "e-jthe shield along with Father Jo- cer: main in the Harris County jail^.cph O'Brien, a Catholic priest acti tor'a while, awaiting action on|and prison chaplain. Able said utility companies have 68 highly paid lobbyists working to convince Texa; legislators to reject .proposals for a commission or make any body that is created to weak to be effective. "If they weren't making more than we. would give them why are 1 hey putting §150,000 to $200,000 in lobbyist salaries to oppose a commission that wil' guarantee them a reasonable return?" Able asked. Able accused Clayton ol '•We have data to support| bl ' eaki "K a pledge to avoid using his office to promote 01 oppose legislation. "The speaker's position is now open and obvious. The only question that remains is whether the members of the Texas House of Representatives are going to allow the speaker to dictate policy to them." Able said his group represents 300,000 to 400,000 people in the state who belong to organizations such as the Texas Consumer Association, Far mers' Union, Common Cause and other groups working for utilities regulation. Coalition members are con , Clark said a university is a then-)'-collection of different [schools," and Tyler State College fits that description, i Rep. Jimmie Edwards, D- 'ConToe, said Walker County would have been stuck with $121,000 in lawyer bills for Ig- lacio Cuevas, sentenced to death Friday dn the Carrasco murders, had it not been for an expected $121,000 grant from the Texas Criminal Justice louncil. His bill would avoid such Carrasco waited until darkness to attempt the escape. He had eigght hostages handcuffed to the outside of the shield. Each of the con vi els handcuffed themslevcs to women hostages and took them inside his appeal. Lawyers said thcj As they 'rolled the shield appeal could be carried • to Iheidown a ramp from the library, U.S: Supreme Court, in a test they were intercepted by offi- of the Texas capital murder pe- water smashed into the .shield. cerned at the lack of legislative action on bills to utilities commission. create a problem in the future by creating a $500.000 state fund to pay Spelling Bee (Continued From Page One) lock, Crosby County; Suzanne Hogg, Daws on County; Janet Gales, Dickens County; Jimmy Jones, Floyd County;' Priscdlla Barren. Gaines Bounty; David Weaver, Garza County; Bette Anderson. Hocklcy County; Glenn Margolis, Howard County; Chris Prentice, Lamb County; Toni Sebastian, Lea County, N.M.; Diane Bryan, Lubbock County; Linda Evins, Lynn County; Jodi Bolin. Mitchell County; Anna Jasso, Reeves County; Cindy Jackson, Terry County; and Laurie Cheatham, Yoakum County. The regional event is open to the public. HARLEM DANCERS NEW YORK (UPI) — The Dance Theater of Harlem which is headed by Arthur IEW MUltlNS Sales Manager We'rt big enough to handle • • The smallest details to make your convention or meeting run like clockwork from first class meeting o last night banquet. We are handling meetings from 10-1000 and more let us help you wifh yours. Contact Lew Mullins OrSberri Murphree SHERRJ MURPHREE Sales *c Conventions im. Indiana Ave. at loop 289 ...... 797-3247 "It certainly looks to me like it's being stalled a long time in the Senate," he said. "Maybe tial code which went in. el'feotl we wasted our time testifying."!chine. Mitchell, will open its seconc Broadway season April 23 a the Uris Theater for a three week engagement. The compa- 'ny will feature works by William Scott. Walter Raines, one of the Iroupc's Jeading dancers, and George Balan- last year. The appe ii process may take up to four years, one lawyer said. " Armed with smuggled pistols, Cuevas, Carrasco 'ind Domi-l the) last nguez seized control of Huntsville prison library- July 2-5. They kept hostages handcuffed and held at L;un:.o:nt t'nr 11.! days while Carrasco, the ccrs. High-powered streams of! Gunfire erupted. i One officer dashed forward and cut loose the outside hostages. The shield was turned] over and lawmen stormed forward. One officer said he saw Dominguez move and he shot head. Car- single head him twice rasco died in the of a wound. Mrs. Standby was shotj leader, negotiated wil'i pnsor; j four times officials. i oncc ' both Finally, on Aug. 3.' Carrasco j Father O'Brien was wounded, decided they would leave asu li- j Cuevas and the hostage nc and JMrs. Bcsedai from close range.! brary and attempt to ^sosp:: Ihe prison compound in an armored car provided by officials j and parked in the prison coiu^ ' yard. i To reach the armored car. J the convicts 'constructed a shield of rolling chalkboards and lawbooks. They also nec;o-i tiated construction of three I heavy, bullet-proof helmets. ' __ Police Search 1 For Suspect In Rape Case • Two suspects were bein;' sought Friday by Lubbock police' in connjclion with a reported rape approximately 8:^0 p.m. Thursday of a B-ycar-oId girl. The girl told police she wasj walking through an alley behind Brooks Super Market, 1807 Parkway Drive, when tun males approached her. One of the assailants allegedly • raped the girl, reports showed. ; Police were seeking two Mexican-American males, about IS to 19 years old. iOne male was described as feeing about 6 feet J, weighing 180 pounds with long back hah-. • The other suspect was described as 5 feet 7, weighing 175 pounds with long black hair, parted in the middle. was handcuffed to were unhurt. Wiih Purchase of Completely 14 Kt. 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