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lexas man performs ritual
\o predict weatlier 6 spirits’
United Press International
POST, Tex. — Two days after
spring begins a man dressed in rug-
d buckskins and a full feathered
tddress rises at dawn, gathers a
nail bundle of sticks and builds a
He drops dried grass on the flick-
ng flames and watches the billow-
“I will do a dance and drive the
'^vil spirits out and evoke help from
the wind spirits and rain spirits,”
rank A. Runkles says.
“At the end of that we ll wind it
with a little act of kneeling and
inting an eagle feather in the di-
tion the wind comes from.
j And the folks who gather today to
latch the man they call ‘‘Chief
ope the smoke is blown from the
east or northeast, a sign of a bumper
If it is from the north or north
west crops will be average and if
from the west or southwest farmers
may expect parched fields and bad
crops. A southeast wind means a
Runkles said the dance is an au
thentic Comanche ceremony that
has been done in West Texas since
early in the century. Old-timers and
newspaper accounts say it’s been
correct 94 per cent of the time.
Although the Indians who inhab
ited the Cap Rock vanished long ago
Runkles said he was able to piece
together the ceremony from various
We’ve tried to be as authentic as
possible,” he said.
He calls the sunrise ceremony ta-
In 1906 an Indian gave a man
named J.A. Wilbourn the idea of
checking the wind each March 22,
Through the years the annual test
was performed by several persons,
but without the colorful dances and
costumes Runkles uses.
An avid student of Indian lore,
Runkels said the Chamber of Com
merce five years ago asked him to
do the old ceremony.
‘ Because of the accuracy of this
thing, they thought it was a good
idea to sponsor it and have a local
“I have been doing this around
the South Plains so long when they
decided to have this Indian
entertainment they called on me.
[ouse calls’ to Capitol urged
Texas doctors seek hill revision
United Press International
AUSTIN — Hundreds of doctors
ere asked to make “House calls” to
leTexas Legislature today in an ef-
nt to influence action on a medical
lalpractice bill the Texas Medical
isociation (TMA) contends is too
The TMA sent bulletins to each
ictor in the state, asking them to
Dnverge on the Capitol for today’s
ssion. TMA officials say the mal-
ractice bill needs revision in at
ast six major areas, and debate on
rose proposed changes could take'
Speaker Bill Clayton warned
louse members to “come prepared
iragood long debate.
The malpractice bill, approved
last week as a compromise by the
state Affairs Committee, sets a
$500,000 limit on malpractice
claims, establishes a general two-
year statute of limitations for adults
to file claims and permits persons
under 12 to file malpractice claims
until they reach their 14th birthday.
Two other major groups involved
in the malpractice issue, the Texas
Trial Lawyers Association and the
Texas Hospital Association, agreed
to the compromise.
W. Page Keeton, chairman of an
interim committee which studied
the malpractice problem, said yes
terday the House bill would not
have any significant impact on mal
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