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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron MliiuUimiiiiiiiiiliiiJiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiiliiiiJiiiiiJiiiiiilliiliiiiilJIiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiii 89TH.YEAR, NO. 205 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) IQc SUNDAY Youth 'Hot Line" Heads Attack on Drug Abuse The four Kiwanls clubs of Abilene Friday at noon announced a bold new attack on drug abuse here, beginning with a "hot line" for. youth. At the same time Ihe Abilene Assn. for Mental Health announced il would under- write Ihe first six months of expense for the special "hot line" telephone and presented a 5200 check to the Kiwanians to help gel the program underway. THK ANNOUNCEMENT was made at the regular luncheon meeting of the Greater Abilene Kiwanis Club al the Thunderbird Lodge. Mike Meriney, who has been appointed chairman of a special Kiwanis coordinating committee on the project, made the announcement at the invitation of D. T. Travis, president of the Greater Abilene Kiwanis Club. The other three participating clubs are Abilene Kiwanis, South Abilene Kiwanis and Key City Kiwanis. Representatives from all four clubs attended the luncheon. Mrs. Malcolm Schulz, vice president of the Abilene Assn. for Mental Health, presented the ?200 check to Meriney. The AAMH has been studying ways to combat the use of drugs and will work closely wilh the Kiwanis clubs in the new project. MERINKY EXPLAINED that the "hot line" was the first slep in implementing Kiwanis International's new Operation Drug Alert program. Other educational and action typB programs will follow, Meriney said. Meriney said the hot line would be manned by volunteers trained to assist young people having trouble with drugs. "We are not going to limit the hot line to drug problems, however, ff we can help young people wilh mental, emotional or other problems we're going to do Meriney said. The hot lino will be under the watchful eye of an advisory board made up of qualified, trained counselors, physicians, ministers, law enforcement people and others, Meriney said. Meriney said the hot line operation would get underway jusl as soon as possible, prob- ably sometime in February. Mrs. Bob Todd, a veteran of Abilene's highly successful Suicide Prevention. Service, will direct, the hot line operation and will be in charge of training volunteers, Meriney said. Mrs. Todd will begin Ihe training program during Janu- ary, he said. Location of the hot line tele- phone equipment has not been determined. Several sites are under consideration. Operational hours will also be announced in the near future, he said. Meriney said Operation Ding Alert was not a. one-year project with Kiwanis Inter- national but would be a continuing program. Meriney said the Kiwanians hope to serve as a coordinating body in the drug alert program, working with law enforcement representatives, the public schools, churclrcs, the three local colleges and universities, Dyess Air Force Base, the Mental Health Assn., and other interested groups. "We don't want to interfere with other groups who are interested in the drug problem, but we hope we can coordinate our efforts with theirs, avoiding duplication and offering our Meriney said. DURING THE last two the boards of directors of all four Kiwanis clubs have approved (he hot line, and ODA program, Meriney said. Estimated cost of operation for Ihe first year will be and lliis has been underwritten by the four clubs, he said. Part of the funds will come from operational budgets and part from individual contri- butions inside and outside Ihe clubs, Meriney said. An Operation Drug Alert board of di- rectors is being established, Meriney said. It will include the president o[ each Kiwanis club, plus three appointed representatives from each club. Hoard members will serve three years, with one third lo rotate off the board each year. Tlic coordinating commillee also includes three representatives from each club. It has an executive body composed of Meriney, Dr. Lowell Perry, Dr. Grady Jolly, Andy Tnrr and Al Johnson. Each club is represented on the executive panel. The budget for the first year of the hot line will include cost of renting office space, office equipment and other opera- tional expense, Meriney said. THF, HOT LINE will be patterned after the Mental Health Assn.'s Suicide Pre- vention Service, Meriney said. Mrs. Todd has studied suicide prevention and hot line operations in heavily populated California areas during several trips to the West Coast. Several special guests from the Mental Health Assn. attended the liiiichuon. Cold Boosts Toll In Eastern U.S. By ELLIE RUCKEU and BETTY GRISSOM Is Barbecuing Allowed in Law? Q. In regard (6 the anti-smog ]aw, Is It In effect now? 4s. it permissible for us lo enjoy burning" our leaves as usual? How about barbecuing? Is that banned too? A. The law is in effect, but It's not being strictly enforced on small fires, yet. Len Blackwood, fire marshal, said it's so technical and involved they don't know exactly how it will be enforced. He did say that burning leaves in your yard is probably okay as long as you do it safely and there are no complaints from, your neighbors about the smoke. He suggests an even better way to dispose of leaves is jusl grind them up wilh the is OK, along wilh other small fires used for cooking purposes. Q. Since everyone is taking sides on (he tax reform bill and there were (hrcals of a presidential veto, I am wondering (hat happens when a President vetoes a bill passed by Congress? And what action Is necessary by Congress to override a presidential Veto? A. A President who vetoes a bill sends il back to Congress with his reasons for taking such action. Congress has the privilege of re-passing the measure but to overcome the President's veto; it must pass the measure again by a two-thirds vole of all those present. Presidential vetoes have seldom been overridden. Former President Franklin Hoosvelt used the veto about 600 limes (more than any other President) and was overridden only nine times. Q. Please compare tlic expense Involved In sending garbage trucks to the new landfill location as compared to the old location. A. According to the City Manager and Charles Nolen, head of Hie Refuse Collection System, it cosls Uic city about per year for every mile to and from the garbage dumps. The new site is about Vk. miles closer than the old site (five miles round trip) so this would be a difference of about per year. Q Is It (he city's policy lo assess lot owners a per foot price for curb, gutter and street widening II said lot already has curb and gutter and street runs parallel with the long side of the lot? I have reference to some lots running adjacent (o S. Hlh, in a residential area. A. Yes, this is the policy, says City Manager Clifton. In a case where the curb, etc already exists, the owners are E'ven per'foot credit. Property in a residential area is assessed at a lower rate than in a business area. However, the city manager said the area you mentioned n. your Idler did not have curb and gutter before it was widened, so you probably didn't receive that credit. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 19604 .Names will not he used bul questions must be signed and address given. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A weeklong siege of arctic cold clung to the nation's east- ern half today and caused a growing toll in liardsliip, incon- venience and deaths. Temperatures eased slightly in parts of the Rockies and Plains. But the cold intensified in much of .the East and South. Overnight lows of zero or below ranged from the Rockies to New England and south into Georgia. Weather-related deaths num- bered 12. Residents went without heat in scattered sectiouns of the Midwest and South .as heating systems failed or proved jnade- quate, or fuel supplies were cur- tailed. Schools were closed in scores of communities. Utility companies continued to report record outputs of natural gas and qlpctricily, but the weather slowed delivery in many cases. Freezing of natural-gas wells in southern Louisiana forced Southo'm Natural Gas Co. lo curtail deliveries to industrial customers in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina. Some Southern residents kept water taps running to keep pipes from freezing. The result lowered city water pressure to a trickle Thursday in Thibodaux, La., and critically lowered the level of water in the city reser- voir at Jamestown, Tenn. The cold sometimes brought out the best in people. A heating plant gave out at a rehabilita- tion center for teen-age drug ad- dicts al Ellenville, N.Y., late Thursday. An appeal by radio for blankets brought 50 in a few hours. 14 Recorded; Snow Forecast in the Key City Friday the weather bureau thermometer inched down to 14 degrees at 5 a.m. The high for Thursday 38 degrees was a sharp contrast to the high of 88 Jan. 8, 1969. The low that day was only 37, one degree below yesterday's high. Today's forecast Included a chance for intermittent light snow tonight, changing to light rain ending Saturday. A low of 25 should follow today's high of 35-40. Frost again whitened northern sections of Florida, and fore- casters said warmer weather would not arrive until the week- end. Fanners soutli of Miami burned old auto tires to prevent tomato crops from being frozen. Spokesmen for the citrus indus- try indicated crops did not suf- fer severe damage through Thursday, partly because the lowest temperatures did not ar- rive until after sunrise and usually were of short duration. Among the weather-related deaths was a 14-year-old Mem- phis girl, a recent heart surgery patient who slipped on ice and fell. Two brothers, 55 and 63, turned up their heater to ward off the cold in Memphis and were asphyxiated. Light snow or flurries contin- ued across the Great Lakes re- gion into New England. In a Far West, Pacific storms off the northern California and Washington coasts spread rain over much of coastal region and scattered snow into upland areas. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 17 below zero at Williston N.D., to 66 at Bakers- field. Calif. Aid Talk Held Day Before Pride Fire ..By BOB AIIMISTEAD. Bcporler-News Stslf Writer The day before Saturday's fire in the Pride Refining Co. plant north of Abilene three officials discussed an agreement in which Abilene firemen could get permission to help at Pride fires. Abilene firemen didn't help at the fire Saturday since the refinery is in Jones County out- side the city's jurisdiction and is not covered by the present cooperative agreement on fire protection between Abilene and Jones County. Anson and Hawlcy firemen f o u g li t Saturday's blaze. The result of Friday's conversation will be discussion by the Jones County Commis- sioners Court next Monday on making an agreement under which Abilene firemen could make the refinery fire calls. The fire was confined to the refinery's main crude oil fractionator. One employe, Vernon Click, was injured in the blaze and is in critical condition in a San Antonio hospital with burns over 85 per cent of his body. Pride safety director Jimmy McKcnzie said this week that there had been a fire at the refinery about three weeks earlier, loo. He said that if Abilene firemen could have helped, "I think it would have kept down the damage considerably in both fires." McKcnzie said he discussed an Assessor Says Mayor Has Cars 'Scattered All Over' MISSION, Tex. lax assessor-collector in this Lower Rio Grande Valley cily contin- ued today lo search for new automobiles owned by Mission Mayor Clark Spikes. Lowell Thorn said Thursday Mayor Spikes has his cars "scattered all over Hidalgo county" in an allcmpt to keep them off the tax rolls. He said he found cars Thursday in Mis- sion, McAllen, near Rdinburg and La Joya. Thom said that such action is not really illegal. The lax collector, who was ap- pointed by the city commission before Spikes' election, said he found Spikes' new cars parked in a field near La Joya last year when it was time for property 1 to be assessed. Spikes said the cars'wcre "on display." "We and the other auto deal- ers put cars on display like he said. "We put them in shopping centers and hotels. We've always done il." Spikes said he didn'l know how many cars were on display in the counly or where they were. "My sales people do said, adding that he didn't know il the cars were marked for sale or bore other identification signs. A group of Mission citizens have organized a recall move- ment aimed at Spikes and coun- cilmcn Al Ady and Clarence Ashley. A' tola] of 885 registered Mission voters signed a petition alleging thai the three nre in- eompelcnt and have violated the city charter. Hidalgo County Judge Milton D. Richardson stunned the re- call movement Thursday when he ruled that there would be no recall election. He gave no reason for the ruling. Leaders of the recall move- ment are conllnuing their ef- forts and have planned a pro- test rally for 4 p.m. Saturday at Mission, agreement in Anson Friday wilh Jones County Judge Leon Thunnan, who said he'd present the matter to commissioners Jan.. 12. Also participating in discussion was Abilene Fire Chief C. Musick. Musick said that it's not lhat Abilene doesn't want lo go to fires outside of it's jurisdiction but that the department can't go without permission. If Hie department should go without Sec FIRE, I'g. IDA Weather Will Get Worse Yet THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Moisture was moving in to- day to reinforce the frigid air mass enveloping most of Texas. Wintry weather besieging the state gave promise of growing even worse before il improves. Intermittent light snow was predicted across the northern half of Texas tonight. It was expected to change into light rain by Solurday. Chances for light rain continuing through Sat- urday were seen over Hie south- ern half. About Ihe only bright spot, in the weather outlook was a fore- cast for a little warming in all sections. Temperatures again plunged within sight of zero in the Texas Panhandle this morning, diving to 2 degrees above at Perrylon, and freezing weather extended as far soulh as Ihe Upper Texas Coast. Lijht rain or drizzle fell in ex- trcme South Texas and along the coasl. Skies were clear only in North and far West Texas. Official observers looked for Ihe moisture to spread up the coasl and into Soulh Ccnlral and Southeasl Texas by evening. Elsewhere in Ihe Panhandle- Plains sector the mercury skid- ded to 7 degrees at Dalhart, 9 at Amarillo and 10 at Lubbock and Plainview. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CSS A VJ EAT HER BUREAU (Weather Map, Pg. JA) ADILENE AND VICINITY (tt-mlle today wilh InlermlHerJ jjqht snow lon'ght, criano'nQ to light rain ending Salurday- High Toddy, low I onto hi, Mj h'gh Saturday In Ihe 40i, SoulhrrtY lO-M m.o.h. Chance cl precipilallon lonfehl, M per cent; Saturday. M per cent. CUIIooV for Sunday, cloudy and warmer. High end for ending 9 a.m.: M and 14. HJflri and low urno dalo tail year: M and 37. Sunwl last nig hi: survlsfl lodiy: s'JTjel lonigTil: KEEPING HIS HEAD WARM Al Newtork of. Raleigh, a student at Norlh Caro- lina State University, looks like a headless boy as he goes to class well hidden from the car-biting cold which continues to grip North Carolina. (AP Wirephoto) Women Free for a Day Men Happy Amazon Rule Comes Only Once a Year ATHENS (AP) The Ama- zons of. Monoklisia say their husbands did a good job this five or 10 years and they'll be perfect house- wives." Fortunately for the male pop- ulation of the town in northern Greece, by the only once a year and lasts just a day. Hundreds of fathers, brothers and sons cleaned their houses, washed clothes, cooked, milked Ihe cows and looked after the babies Thursday while the wom- en lorded it over their usual masters. Local Iradition has it lhat Ihe mountain lown near the Bulgar- ian border was a stronghold in anliquity of Ihe Amamns, Ihe warrior women who did the fighting while their men did (he cooking, cleaning and child watching. The Iradition lives again once each year in Monok- lisia, on Jan. 8, although the modern Amazons don't lake to (he war path. Emulating the daily routine of Ihcir men the other 361 days of llic year, Ihe women dashed out of their houses early Thursday and gathered at the drugstore and Ihe coffee shop for leisurely conversation and games of cards and backgammon. Then il was off to the tavern for some Amazonly quaffs of dark red Macedonian wine. Aft- er lunch, the women paraded Jobless Rate Remains Same WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's unemployment rale for December remained at the 3.4 per ccnl level, The Washington Post said today. Since Ihe jobless figure is viewed as a barometer of cur- rent economic trends, the fact lhat it did not rise from the No- vember mark could discourage or delay loosening of tight mon- ey policies, The Post added. It had been generally expect- ed that Ihe unemployment rate would increase toward Septem- ber's 4.0 per cent level. The job- jess (igwo slipped lo 3.9 pa1 cent in October. The December reading brought the unemploy- ment level for the year down to 3.5 per ccnl, of! from Hie 3.6 per cent ol 1968. through town and elected their queen for the day. As night fell, Iliey feasled on roast cockerel finished their day of freedom with hours of ri- bald song and story telling. The men earned out their chores under the watchful eyes of tourisls, newsmen, photogra- phers, television cameramen, Any caught out of their house! wci'O liable lo be stripped anc splashed with cold water, bu1 none were. "They did a good job tin; said one of he wives "We have no complaints. The; were much belter than in (hi past. Another five or. 10 year: and they will be perfect house wives." NEWS INDEX Amusements .'.......13A ...............6A Classified ..........6-1 IB Comics .'.............5B Editorials .............4B Horoscopa ...........12B Hospital Patients .......5A Obituaries ............3A Sports ............12.13A To Yoiir Good Hcallh .120 TV Loq Women's News .........3B   

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