The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 22, 1977, Image 3

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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 tiny campfire. He drops dried grass on the flick- ng flames and watches the billow- ig smoke. “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 crop. 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 poor crop. 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 sources. We’ve tried to be as authentic as possible,” he said. He calls the sunrise ceremony ta- ba’na yaan’e. In 1906 an Indian gave a man named J.A. Wilbourn the idea of checking the wind each March 22, Runkles said. 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 breakfast. “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 hirdttn ijusliii 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 Id conveak 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' ours. Speaker Bill Clayton warned louse members to “come prepared iragood long debate. \N MAM 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 practice insurance rate. What’s the harm in a little marijuana? 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Beyond it lie the Infinite Wisdom that baffles understanding, and the mysteries of eternity that man shall never know. Time marches with the sun and stars. Like the air, it comes to our service at birth for use during a brief and uncertain period. Unlike the air, it is never renewed. Nor can it be compressed or expanded. Nothing is so inexorable. Time makes no concessions or compro mises. How it may be employed, if employed at all, is a matter of the utmost indifference. Time utters no commands, offers no advice. Only the liveliest conscience is sensitive to the suggestions of its silent passage. With the hours in their stately procession, we may proceed with a pur pose to make the most of an opportunity that will never come again, or straggle aimlessly from cradle to grave. Time is the mark of immortality, and man, in tragic folly, uses it as if a day or a year were but a trifle from an inexhaustible store. 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