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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1962, Abilene, Texas                               gfotlme '.'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS.OR, FOES WE YQU R- WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 81ST YEAR, NO. 262 ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Preii (fP) IGLOO GARAGE Mrs. K. W. Koscl inspects the "garage" her son, Robert, 21, fashioned for his sports car at their St. Paul home. A rear exit allows the driver to get out the leit door. Robert and a younger brother, John, scooped the shelter from heaped results of a heavy snowstorm. Weather story, Pg. 8-B. (AP Wirephoto) Flood Plan Aid Action Deferred Chamber of Commerce direo-1 tors deferred action Tuesday on seeking federal aid for Abilene's flood control problem, voting to study the matter further. The board members' decision came after hearing Dallas engi- neer James Cotton explain possi- ble damage that could result from creeks forming the cily's fan- shaped watershed. "This isn't a one-shot C-C Vice President Arch Batjer reminded the board. "It's not a case of cither doing something now or forgetting it." Batjer was referring Io a re- cent reminder by Cong. Omar Bur- leson that the city shouid act fair ly soon if it wants a million flood plant tp be submitted in Hie Omnibus bill in this session of Congress. Collon, of Forrest and Cotton of Dallas, reviewed the mil- lion plan, as proposed by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The plan, which would divert water from creeks into two large channels around the east and west of Abilene, would- cost the city approximately of the mil Jion, Cotton said. "I'm not optimistic, and I wouldn't be honest if I lold you that you could come up with such a plan, offering Ihe same prolec- tion. for Cotton said. After the meeting Cotton ex- plained he doubled Ihe city coult find such a plan acting withoui the aid of some other agency such as the Corps of linginccrs. Morgan Jones Jr. pointed oul that the possibility of a mil lion bond issue would scare man> people in Abilene. "I'm nfrairi if we seek sue) maximum protection we may lose all our he said, in ferring that a bond issue of such magnitude might fail. Cotton explained that Ihe plan which would afford protection fo a "100-year docs not af ford "maximum protection.' There are floods of greater in tensity, he said, but paying fo such protection would not be feas iblc. Protection from a "50-year flood" would cost an million, Cotton said, while Hi cost of the 100-year plan is only "The latter is yuur best he said. Allen Baird asked if tha sever ity of a flood would be affectc nd low Mmt date year 11 W. SutiJtl rvjiht' juflriii fa hCll BuntH Icnilftjili Thompson delivered the lelterlexpense. Board Plans For Parks Improvements Definite plans for parks im- irovemenls to be carried out irough bond funds will begin as oon as bids are accepted on two pending projects. The city commission is scheeV uled to open bids on March 22 or construction of a new head- quarters building at Carver Park and moving the present Carver 'ark building to a new location at Sears Park. A decision on Ihe reallocates of bond funds will be made early n April, it was decided at tha Tuesday morning session of the 'arks and Recreation Board. The board also voted to ap- prove an automobile allowance 100 per monlh for Parks Director Terry Scarljorough. The allow- had been paid to Eddie Brown, previous parks director, Dut had not previously been ap- proved for Scarborough. Scarborough reported on work currently being done in preparing Ihe parks for the summer season. The board voted to approva payment on the contract for a watering system for Cobb Park subject to final appiwal by the director. The board also voted to request an additional park site at Fort Phantom Hill Lake, the site to be located on the west side of the lake. Scarborough told Ihe group the proposed site includes an area which can be used for an excel- lent picnic area along with other areas which can be used for vari- ous purposes at relatively little SEEK BOARD SEATS Millerman, Hall In School Race Jim Millerman, 24-year-old in- suranceman, Tuesday became the Ihird candidate for Place 5 on the Abilene Board of Education. The former Abilene High and Baylor athlete said he would file formally during the afternoon. Elbcrt Hall, a partner in Per- ry-Hunter-Hall, filed his formal candidacy Monday, and Isabel Ar- auza, assistant manager of Gen- eral Finance Guaranty Service, filed last sveek. Both Millerman nnd Hall are native Abilcnians. "Being a member of the Abi- lene School Board will give me an opportunity to repay in soma small degree the line benefits I received during the 12 years when 1 was a student in the Abilene Independent School Mil- Icrman said in making his an- nouncement. He said he believes we, "as lo- cal people, should control our own school system. Because of the rap- Id growth there Is every rcsson to believe lhat the present schno system will continue to be ex panded as JIM M1M.KRMAN f board candidate Millcrmnn pointed oul thnl both nis wife nnd mother had taught In the Abilene school system. 1 A 1B55 graduate of AUletM High Set MU.LKHMAN, ft.   

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