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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1973, Abilene, Texas THE ABILENE Texts Thursday 4 in Deaths and Funerals Abilene Mrs Escobar Funeral for Mrs Margie Maria Escobar 50 of 1318 Peach in Abilene will be at p.m Thursday at the Southern Hills Church of Christ Mrs Escobar a for- mer supervisor at Abilene State School died at p.m Tuesday at Hendrick Hospital after a long illness Avon Malone minister at the Southern Hills Church will officiate Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park un- der direction of Elliott's neral Home Born June 2 1922 at Grow she married Felipe Escobar at Reno Nev May 8 1948 They moved from Coleman to lene in 1964 and had lived here since Mrs Escobar had been employed as a supervisor at Abilene State School until ill health forced her retirement She was a member of the Portland Church of Christ Survivors are her husband Felipe four sons James and Larry Escobar both of mond Calif Don Bearden of California and Jerry Bearden of Enola Calif a daughter Mrs Linda Ramirez of ton her father Gibson of Littlefield and a sister Mrs Charlotte Cain of Spring Lake Mrs Moreland Funeral for Mrs Bernice Burkett Moreland 82 former Abilene resident who died at p.m Tuesday in the ical Center Hospital in Odessa after a long illness will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the chapel of Church of lene Dr James Flamming tor will officiate Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Funeral Home Born Oct 21 1890 Mrs Moreland was the daughter of pioneer Baptist minister Burkett The family moved to Midland in 1900 where Rev Burkett was the pastor of the First Baptist Church Mrs Moreland's husband Moreland died in 1961 He was owner oE the Dr per Bottling Co in Abilene at one time She was a resident of Abilene for 40 years and was active in church club and civic functions Survivors are one daughter Mrs Carroll Hill of Odessa two sisters Mrs Haden row of Odessa and Mrs Howard of Stephenville one brother Burkett of 2722 Old Anson Rd five dren and four dren She was preceded in death by two daughters Rufus S Beall Funeral for Rufus Sylvan Beall 68 of 1050 Poplar er of R S Beall Son Con- struction Co will be at p.m Thursday at Elliott's Chapel of Memories Mr Beall died at p.m Monday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital after becoming ill earlier at his home The Rev H B Terry tor of the Temple Baptist Church will officiate Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park Pallbearers are ters Gene Scott Lonnie ley Pete Funk Charles nell and Charlie Atkinson Survivors are his wife Anna Lee one son Joe of 1542 toria two daughters Mrs Bobbye Ward of Bayfield Colo and Mrs Bettye Szeflin of Palos Heights 111 three brothers Marvin of Donie Henry of Coleman Judson of Dallas four sisters Mrs nie Powell of 2501 Jeanette Mrs Georgia Tinker of Brownwood Mrs Ivy of Houston Mrs Zelma ray of Donie and nine grand- children Mrs Mary Matheny Funeral for Mrs Mary Irene Matheny 100 of 1815 Beech who died at day in Williamsburg Nursing Home after an illness of eral months will be at 10 Friday in Elliott's Chapel of Memories Dr James Flamming tor of First Baptist Church will officiate Burial will be in Stephenville Cemetery Born Nov 24 1872 at cello Ark she attended school there She married liam F Malheny on Nov 13 1888 at Monticello She came to Abilene from Stephenville in 1935 She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the John Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Her husband died Feb 4 1938 Also two sons and four ters preceded her in Survivors are two ters Mary Matheny of 1815 Beech and Louise Matheny of El Paso one son William F Matheny of Fort Worth two sisters Mrs Owen of Pine Bluff Ark and Mrs Looney of Nashville Tenn four grandchildren and five great grandchildren Mrs Geneva Smith Mrs Geneva Smith of 1217 Elmwood Dr has returned to Abilene after attending the neral of her sister Mrs Charles E Newton of Tyler Funeral and burial for Mrs were held Tuesday in Tyler Funerals Today Big Country Claude V Greenlee BRECKENRIDGE RNS Claude V Greenlee 69 of Eastland and a Stevens ty native died at p.m Wednesday in Eastland Hospital where he was admitted Dec 23 Funeral will be at 3 p.m Friday in ton's Chapel of Memories Survivors are his wife of Eastland one daughter Mrs Ray Harvey of Abilene three sons Stewart of Weatherford Donald of Colorado City and Glenn of Fort Mo five brothers Arthur of Odessa Clark of Ranger and Ray Ross and Albert all of Breckenridge two s i s t e r s Mrs Ola King of ton and Mrs Annie Schumann of Lakewood Ohio five grandchildren G S Cook SNYDER RNS G S Cook 86 of Snyder died at Wednesday in dell Memorial Hospital in der Funeral is pending with Funeral Home Frank A Cobb GOLDTHWAITE RNS Frank A Cobb 74 of Mullin died at p.m Tuesday in Childress Hospital in waite Funeral will be at 1 p.m Thursday in First odist Church in Mullin W W Davis CISCO RNS Funeral for W W Boots Davis 56 of Cisco who died at p.m Tuesday in Doctor Clinic in Cisco of an apparent coronary attack will be at 3 p.m Friday at the Bible tist Church in Cisco 0 C Reynolds COMANCHE RNS Graveside services for 0 C Reynolds 69 of Sidney who died at p.m Monday in a Comanche hospital will be at 2 p.m Thursday in Vernon with the Sullivan Funeral Home directing Gordon C Jones GOLDTHWAITE RNS Gordon Cornelius Jones 69 of Goldthwaite died at Wednesday in Childress tal in Goldthwaite Funeral will be at 2 p.m Friday in Wilkins Funeral Chapel Mrs Lora Mound GOLDTHWAITE RNS Mrs Lora A Mound 86 of Goldthwaite died Wednesday in tne Heritage Home in Goldthwaite Funeral will be at 4 p.m Thursday in Wilkins Funeral Chapel Noel E Doiley BIG SPRING RNS neral for Noel Eugene Dailey 53 of Big Spring who died in a local hospital at 1 Wednesday after a short ness is pending with Pickle Funeral Home James P Park DE LEON RNS James Pressley Press Park 79 of De Leon a retired oil ny employe died at Wednesday in De Leon Hospital after a lengthy illness Funeral will be at 3 p.m Thursday in am Funeral Chapel in De Leon Barter B Campbell 76 of the Hatchel community near Ballinger at in Allen Davis neral Chapel burial in Old Runnels Cemetery WINTERS Mrs ite Poe Copeland 57 of coe at 2 p.m in Spill Memori- al Chapel burial in Fairview Cemetery EASTLAND Ike C ler 83 of Carbon at 11 in Carbon Church of Christ graveside rites at 4 p.m at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford under direction of Bakker Funeral Home of Eastland RISING STAR Roland Monroe Earp 68 retired farmer of Okra community at 2 p.m in First Baptist Church of Rising Star burial in Elm Cemetery under direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home of Rising Star DUBLIN Luke Barrett 89 lifetime resident of Dublin at 2 p.m in Harrell Memorial Chapel burial in New Dublin Cemetery Mrs Carver RISING STAR RNS Mrs Laura Elizabeth Carver 82 of Rising Star died at p.m Tuesday in Blackwell Hospital in Gorman Funeral will be at p.m Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Rising Star Mrs H M Smith COLEMAN al for Mrs H M Smith 88 of Santa Anna who died Tuesday at p.m in All Saints pital in Fort Worth will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the First Baptist Church in Santa Anna Mrs Lucille Chrane BROWNWOOD RNS Mrs Lucille Chrane 82 of Brownwood died at Wednesday in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness Funeral will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the Chapel Mrs Lizzie Guyton BROWNWOOD RNS Mrs Lizzie Bass Guyton 83 of North Little Hock Ark formerly of Brownwood died Tuesday in Little Rock neral will be at 1 p.m day at the Pentecostal Church in Brownwood J 0 McDaniel BROWNWOOD RNS J 0 Jackie Mac McDaniel 81 of Zephyr died at Wednesday in wood Community Hospital ter a long illness Funeral will be at p.m Friday in the Chapel Mrs Myrtle EASTLAND RNS Mrs Myrtle P McNatt 87 of land died in a Ranger nursing home at p.m Wednesday Funeral is pending at Bakker Funeral Home in Eastland Mrs Mollie Harris BROWNWOOD RNS Mrs Mollie E Harris 85 of Brownwood died at p.m Wednesday in a local nursing home Funeral will be at p.m Thursday in the Morelock Colonial Chapel Laborer Is Charged In Priest's Murder Ollie J Melton DUBLIN RNS Ollie ome Melton 82 former dent of Dublin died day morning in a nursing home at Commerce Funeral will be at 11 Thursday in the Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin Fred W Strother STEPHENVILLE RNS Fred W Strother 82 of died at p.m Tuesday in Sunset Nursing Home in Stephenville afler a two-year illness Graveside riles will be at Thursday in Kopperl I cry in Mrs Thiebaud BROWNWOOD RNS Mrs Louise Thiebaud 96 of Brownwood died at Wednesday in a local nursing home Funeral will be at 2 p.m Thursday in the Morelock Colonial Chapel Hurt In Car Wreck SWEETWATER RNS Richard Lee Ward 30 of lene was injured in a accident at p.m day two miles east of water on Interstate 20 Investigating Highway trolman Doug Edins of water said Ward was alone in the car when it apparently went out of control left the road and turned over in a ditch Ward was taken to mons Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater for treatment of a broken collarbone and multi- ple He was ex- to be transferred lo Hendrick Memorial Hospital Edins described road tions at scone of the dent as good with no lations of snow or ice Ready to leave Herbert Latimore of 5238 Lamesa a McMurry College student hands a sleeping bag to Jesse White of Albany to put in the camper as a group of students prepares to depart for points in New Mexico and Arizona as part of a January Term course at McMurry At left is Dr Fane Downs ry history professor At right is Belinda Elmers from Capital University in Columbus Ohio McMurry Photo 26 McMurry Students Begin Cold Desert Trek Two classes of McMurry College students set out day along snow-lined roads heading toward the teeth of the current frigid weather in New Mexico and beyond Nine brave students of Dr Clark Beasley's class gy of the plan to camp out a good deal on the wintry and an Deserts of southern New Mexico Arizona and the Big Bend The 17 students of Discover taught by Dr Fane Downs and artist J ert Miller delayed their departure a day because of the icy weather which struck Monday and only loosened its grasp Tuesday They staged a snowball fight in the faculty parking lot while waiting for everyone to arrive so they could shove off THE BEASLEY group left on schedule at 8 and the larger Indian study group left at 10 Beasley's ecologists were primarily from Andy Blessing of 2301 Glenwood Glenda Evans of 2256 Anson Ave Tom Headstream of 4050 Wilshire Kyle Kimbrough of 509 Briarwood Pat Liberatore of 2033 Post Oak Blake all of 1855 Minter Lane and Mark W u r s c h m i d t of 702 Sayles Others are Greg Boehning of Dallas and Ellen Collins of Park Ridge The ecologists planned to camp in Guadalupe Mountains National Park the first night and at Sitting Bull Falls the next after a visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park Other stops include Round Hound State Park near ing Gila Cliff Dwellings Saguaro National Monument Old Tucson Organ Pipe tus National Monument the Coronado National Forest Chiricahua National ment They will swing back through the Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains in Texas including McDonald Observatory They travel in two cars returning Jan 18 T HE group is actually two classes one devoting its time ly to Indian rites artifacts arts and architecture under painter Miller who lived for some time among the jos He knows some of the guage Dr Downs a history sor will guide instruction in the and culture of the Navajos and Hopis Miller says students will probably also visit other Indian groups before returning Jan 18 on the Hopi study Debra Elaine Adams of 3864 N 9th Sue Childers of 4037 S 7th Jerrell Drummond of Rt 3 Gary Landers of 2218 S 8th Herbert Latimore of 5238 Lamesa lia Talley of 2233 Meander and Sarah Hearrell of 5233 Llano Others are Terry Holder of Denver City Susan Ann son of Colorado City Ansel Roney of Artesia neth W Savage of Goldsboro Gay Simmons of Nolan Jesse White of Albany John H Williams of Buffalo Gap William Wilson of Moriarty Doris Wassum of Amarillo Belinda Elmers of Ohio THEIR itinerary will include visits to Crownpoint Chaco Canyon Window Rock Canyon de Chelly Many Kayenta Monument Valley Hopi Villages and Ganado in New Mexico and Arizona Navajo consultants will sist with explanations as they visit tribal ters trading posts etc Tsx AP A unemployed laborer was charged day with the murder of a Ro- man Catholic priest whose body was found in the rains oi his parsonage that was de- by fire Monday night The Rev C Laumer Schoppe 41 pastor of St An- drew Catholic Church had been shot three times Charged with murder was Alvin George Young whose lawyer said is the father of two young girls Young was arrested before dawn at an undisclosed tion A member of his family said Young had not resided at the family home in the area for four years Few details of the tion that led to the arrest were revealed but Sheriff Jack Heard who took office only on Monday said a car license number supplied by the priest figured in the arrest Investigators earlier had speculated Schoppe was shot during a burglary attempt by someone who had overlooked and who set fire to the parsonage after the shooting A few hours before the fire was discovered Schoppe told sheriff's deputies he found the front door of the parsonage open and that he had seen a car being driven away ties said it was at that time the priest jotted down the cense plate number After the fire the priest's empty wallet was found on a seat of his car that was in the garage at the parsonage Credit cards were scattered nearby Young's lawyer David said Young will enter a plea of innocence said he probably will seek a changs of venue for the trial One Killed 23 Injured Sale of Marijuana In Explosions Nets Probated Term New 42nd Dist Judge Don Lane handed down his first sentence Wednesday a four-year probated prison term to a young who admitted possessing 40 lids of marijuana on Aug 6 Jacque Rober Cottingim 18 of 1421 Beechwood had been indicted by a 42nd District Court grand jury for sale of but Lane dismissed the sale charge at the request of Asst Criminal Dist Atty Sam Moore due to insufficient evidence The charges were refiled as possession o f marijuana and Cottingim waived grand jury indictment on the new charges and pleaded guilty Moore recommended the four-year term and did not op- pose probation Local district judges consistently have re- fused to grant probation in marijuana sale cases in the past although probation in possession cases has become routine for most first ers AUSTIN AP Texas Court of nal Mary Alice Taylor Montgomery George Friga Palo Pinto Douglas Q Breland Bexer Ex parte Johnny Ray Matthes Hunt Reversed and Brewer Lubbock David Lett Travis Appeal Edward Carlos Tarrant older brother Mark 20 received a five-year prison term from Judge Lane's predecessor Judge leigh Brown when pleaded guilty to sale of marijuana on Nov 7 Mark Cottingim admitted selling the 40 lids of mari- juana to John Perry an un- Abilene police cotics agent for The sale took place in the 3500 block of Russell and Jacque Cottingim was arrested minutes later at a trailer house on officers said The younger brother has been in jail in lieu of bond since the night of his arrest Attorney Bob Ford ed both brothers to Honor Rep Elmer Martin SWEETWATER RNS State Rep Elmer Martin of Colorado City will be honored Thursday between 3 and 5 p.m at an informal reception at the Chamber of Commerce office in Sweetwater Serving as host for the event will be Temple Dickson Sweetwater attorney and for- mer legislator who is ly serving chamber tive chairman King George III succeeded to the throne of England on Dec 30 1760 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A pair of industrial sions Wednesday at Tyler and Houston left one man dead 23 hospitalized and 11 injured most suffering serious burns At Houston Darrell trick was killed in an sion at the Ethyl Corp plant which injured 11 other men Nine of them were two in very serious con- dition A said the sudden blast caused no sive damage and was quickly controlled by plant firemen No cause was established at once At Tyler a large kettle of molten steel tipped over in the Tyler Western Foundry and exploded in a burning spray of white hot steel when it touched wet ground One of the 21 men injured Travis McGee 37 said the searing liquid showered ry workers with a flaming rain of horror Twelve men were at Tyler's Mother Frances Hospital Two other men Bennie F Millstead and Fred Moore were rushed to the burns center of Dallas Parkland Hospital Burns specialists went into action at the Tyler hospital where administrator Tom Beck said the victims suffered varying degrees of burns over many areas of their bodies Moore's clothing was burned off while shirt was burned away An autopsy report indicated Schoppe died from gun wounds to the chest abdomen and back Meanwhile packed St Andrew Church to offer prayers Tuesday for the priest who had been pastor since the parish was established In 1970 We just said Noel Cowart explaining that no Tuesday night memorial ice had been scheduled Schoppe had of Monday on a clearing a site for a Parting lot Father Schoppe ways right with jeans waxing ever needed to be Art Miller said Tuesday Anight We're a parish and we must do Slot of tenance work ourselves A Christian wake service was at the church Wednesday night Funeral services will be held there Thursday morning Accident Rate Drops 38 Per Cent EASTLAND RNS land Police Chief Johnnie Morren said Wednesday that the incidents of motor vehicle accidents in the city in 1972 had dropped by 38 per cent over 1971 with a total of 70 accidents having been gated as compared to a total of 114 Morren said that the drop could be credited in part to the opening of Interstate 20 which shuttled heavy highway traffic south of the city Also the public is becoming more aware of the cost of insurance and is beginning to drive more Morren said For the third consecutive year a drop in crime rate was noted over the previous year According to Morren a de- crease of 45 per cent in local crimes was noted in 1971 with major decreases being noted in theft and burglaries Morren attributed the drop in crime to vigorous tion on the part of District Attorney Emory Walton's of- fice and to heavier on the part of city Officers during peak crime periods Ranger Man Given 2 Years EASTLAND RNS A Ranger man David Allsup 20 was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary day in Dist Court by Judge Earl Conner Jr Allsup was originally ed in November 1971 along with several others and charged with possession of a dangerous narcotic drug He had been freed on a bond set by Wells ton Eastland Justice of the Peace attorney C 0 McMillan of Stephenville im- mediately announced the case would be appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin The sentencing Wednesday was a matter of Dist Atty Emory Walton said as the result of an amended tion for a new trial that had previously been filed by Millan Walton said it probably would be in the early fall be- fore the case would be heard On Dec 29 the USS Constitution 44 guns took the British ship Java during the War of 1812 Out on a limb It wasn't all pretty icicles and snow on this wintry day in negotiating a slippery hill during Wednesday's damaging Kansas City where the cameraman snapped a lone car storm AP Wirephoto
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