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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1970, Abilene, Texas                                WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT II I I I! I BOTH YEAR, NO. 272 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 17, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Press lOc SUNDAY SPACE EXHIBIT OPENS Ail actual Apollo Saturn 5 moon rocket lies on its side as one of the featured exhibits at (he Alabama Space and Rocket Center dedicated loclay at lliinls- ville. The pyramid-like building houses many exhibits designed to allow the visitor to actually participate in simulated space flight. The center cost million and took five years to build. (AP Wircphoto) Snowfall Muffles Industries, Takes 7 Lives in Kansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A record snowfall, worth mil- lions lo farmers, put a strangle- hold on business, schools and traffic in a narrow band from Southwestern Kansas inlo south- ern Missouri. The storm was expected lo move inlo western Kentucky and southern Ohio today. Up lo two feel of snow fell on Ihe area across southern Kan- sas and northern Oklahoma inlo New Missouri and northern Arkan- sas. The snowfall came al a lime when much of Hie wheat farm- ing areas across Kansas were beginning lo suffer because of a lack of moisture. The Agricul- ture Department had warned lhat some parts of the Great Plains were on the brink of one of ils most severe droughts in several years. Some schools were closed lo- Forecast isd-Week Spell Spring again seems far away from the nig Country, wilh today's clearing woallier (o last only until laic Wednesday, when a new (ronl wilt arrive bearing more rain and cold. Temperatures will remain below normal, (hough Wednes- day will be a lilllc warmer, the weatherman said. No more rain is forecast for the area unlil laic tomorrow. Kain, snow or slcel fell al many points in the area through Monday night. Slophenville had ].67 inches of rain Monday, and Gorman 1.60. Cisco reported .90 inch, and Wcstbrook Winters, Ranger and Easlland all had half-inch rains. Browmvootl had hail, llnlan sleet, Cisco snow, and West- brook hnlh rain and snow Monday. Knox City, llamlin, and Snyder also reported very liglil slcel or snow. Sonic places had only drizzle or mist, with considerable fog. Dublin reported a temporary power failure due lo moisture Monday efiernoon. The cold fronl causing Monday's weather was expecled lo move out of the slate Tuesday. Destructive winds whipped through Iho Stafford area soulh- casl of Houston while menacing storms prowled Texas' coastal plains early today, showers soaked other areas in Ihe east- ern two-thirds of the slate and snow srhitened parts of the Panhandle-Plains sector. The turbulent weather boiled up as the latest cold front sped toward Iho soullicasl, moving out of Texas by early morning. "There is extensive damage lo some homes and barns in Inp. northeast part of Fort Bend Deputy Sheriff How- ard llobson at Richmond report- ed, "but no one was injured. roofs are off some houses near Stafford, on the northeast, side of town." Although some residents in the area (old of hearing a loud roar, often associated wilh a tornado, llobson said the storm was nol a twister. It was ac- companied by soaking rain. day and some of them may not open Wednesday. Many large industrial plants were shut. Seven dcalhs in the Wichita, Kan., area were attributed lo ovorexerlion in shoveling snow and pushing cars. Three persons died in two ac- cidents on slick pavement south of Fort Scott, Kan. The two drivers and three school chil- dren were injured in a colli- sion o[ a car and a school bus northeast of Osccola, Mo. In soulhwesl Missouri, 2 inches of snow was reported at Neo.slio and Diamond. Cartilage had 23, Mount Vernon 22, Joplin 22, Monctl 20 and Galena 19. The Missouri highway patrol said all roads in Newton and McDonald counties were im- passable. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU [Wearher Map, Pa- ABILENE AND VICINITY (Id mile railiui) Dfrcfeasir.g and cccl loday; fair coW lonigftl. Ipcreasirg clwdirpss ,ird warmer High lodav. rw.ir 50; low Icniqhl, i-i Ihe 30-s; high Wednesday, in Ihe Inwer Ws. Northerly winds al 5-15 m p.tv, shilling lo MWlhcrly Wednesday. and lo-.v for 2-l-houn 9 a m.: 41 and 35. HraTi ard law san-.t date last vebr: 40 and u. Sunsel fail niqnt: sunrise Icday: sunsel lonighl: NF.W YOJ1K ffl "Women in proclaims the current cover of Newsweek. And al Newsweek they of them charging their employer wilh job discrimi- nation in a federal complaint. To Ihe liberated ladies of Newsweek, the fact lhat only one of them was on a writing staff of 50 men showed evidence of "a blanlant policy of discrimination against women." With liming coinciding wilh (he Newsweek article on growing militant, feminism, they filed a complaint wilh Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, their lawyer said Monday, in which they charged lhat Ihe news weekly bypassed women for lop writing positions because of their sex. They cited Title VII of the 10C4 Civil Hights Acl, which outlaws "segregation, classification or any limitation of an employe" on grounds of race, color, religion or sex. Most of Ilic Newsweek women are re- searchers editorial assistants or senior editorial assistants on the job is lo check slories for accuracy. "There seems lo he ;i gentlemen's agree- ment a I Newsweek lhat women arc researchers and men are writers, and Ihe exceptions are few and far said brunette Patricia Lyndon, is one of Ihe exceptions as a reporter. Oshorn Ellioll, edilor in chief of News- week, replied in a statement that women were researchers and men wrilers because of "a news magazine Iradilion going back lo almost 50 years." U.S. Wants (Ft Ship WASHINGTON' (AP) An American diplomat has ap- pealed lo Cambodian authorities for release of Iho U.S. ammuni- tion carrier Columbia Eagle and ils 13 crewmen. A Slate Department spokes- man said American Charge d'AIfairs Lloyd M. Rives met with Cambodian officials Mon- day and also attempted to learn the Tale of two man who sought political asylum aflor seizing control of the ship with a bomb scare. The two men who allegedly seized control of tbo ship wiih a phony bomb scare were identi- fied by Sen. Mark 0. Haliield, R-Orc., as Clyde McKay of Ks- condido, Calif., and Alvin Clal- kowski of Long Beach, Calif. Glalkowski was a utility stew- ard aboard the vessel. McKay was a fireman. Holh sought political asylum in Cambodia, authorities said. A spokesman for Halfield said "llicty threatened the ship as a war protest." Slate Department press offi- cer Robert J. McCloskey said Monday lhat "we're not chare- ing anyone with mutiny. I want lo be clear on that." The freighter with ils cargo of Inns of bombs was bound for Thailand when it was divert- ed lo Cambodia over the week- end. The vessel is currently an chorcri about six miles off Si- hanoukville in the Gulf of Siam in the South China Sea. A spokesman for the U.S. Em- bassy said the two men who seized Ihe ship were believed en route to the capital, Phnom Pchn. They asked for refuge in Sihanoukville and were given asylum. Capl. Donald A. Swann, Port- land, Ore., skipper of the freigh- ler, was reported (o have been taken off Hie" ship. The .ship, loaded willi ammunition, was en roule lo Thailand. It was slill uncertain when the ship would be allowed to leave Cambodian waters. The U.S. Coast Guard cutler Mellon was rojiorted lo be wailing just cut- side Cambodinn water. The dark-hulled Columbia Ea- gle, with her remaining crew of I.I, was anchored in port waters about night miles off shore. Navy authorities refused to al- low anyone near Ihe vessel. The crew of the Columbia Es- gle appeared lo be working. The vessel's smokestacks belched blnck .smoko, which drifted slowly across the glassy harbor NEWS INDEX waters. Sam Hy, Sihanoukvillc's har- hor master, tried to approach (he ship but was waved off by Cambodian navy men on a pa- Irol boat alongside Ihe Columbia Kaglc. lie said the freighter pcarcd lo be having engine troii- blo but "they would not let me approach.'' The Columbia Eagle, was un- der charier to Ihe Defense De- partment and owned by Colum- bia Steamship Co. of Portland, Ore. CLYDE MCKAY gets asvliim K1.0HENCK GLATKOWSKI wife ol seaman Today Irishman Grows Foot Taller Amiisemenls Bridge Glorified Comics tditorinls Horoscope Hospital Patients Obituaries Thi's Man's Art To Your Good Health TV Log Women's 43 8A 9-I2Q 83 60 1 2A 9A 7 A 10-1 I A 43 8A 70 3B EDITOR'S NOTE Why do Ihe Irish act Ihe way they do on St. Patrick's Day? An explanatory column hy Doyle, written in 1553, later became H fcranbook favorite and a popular greeting card. 11 is here presented again to a new generation of Irish admirers or detractors. By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) What is it lo be Irish? On :UH days of the year being Irish isn'l visibly different from being Scotch, French, llsiian, Jewish, Serbian, Dutch, or--yes, even English. The Irishman pays bis bills, complains Rgainsl his laxos, docs liis ivnrk, and listens In his wife like the man of any other race. But nu Ihis one day of Ihe year -holy St. Patrick's Day- I'LL- Irishman becomes an Irish- man. And on Ihis day you have In he Irish to know what it is lo be Irish. The oulcr signs, of course, can ho seen hy all. The Irish- man overnight grows a foot lall- er ?nd stalks the earlli a gianl. All traffic lights turn green be- fore him, and if (hey don'l, he sees red. Bui Ihis air of majesty is only token evidence of interior change. The men of other races who envy the Irishman his bear- ing on St. Patrick's Day would envy him far more it they could look inside Ihe Irishman's soul. What is it to be Irish? How can you put Ihe wonder of it inlo words? If a psychia- trist stretched himself out on his own warm couch after liis last customer had gone home and he dreamed of the man he him- self would most like lo he migh! be perfect, but he'd still be only hall an Irishman on SI. Patrick's Day. is il (o be Irish? II Is to have an angel in your moulh, turning your prose, to poetry. It is lo have the gift of longucs, lo know Ihe language of j-11 living Urings. Does an Ir- ishman pause and turn an ear lo a tree? is because on this rtay be wants to hear what one sleepy hud says lo another rfs it opens its pale green hands lo Ihe warm sun of spring. What is i! lo be Irish? Oh, on Ihis day it is music. No! jitsl Kin cornel in the parad- ing high school band, but the deep music of living, the low, sail rt'vlhms of etcrnilv. The Ir- ishman hears the high song of the turning spheres. The dim lullaby of Ihe worm in ils co- coon. AM the world is in lune, h? is in slop wilh the lunc, (he lune that only he can hear. What is it lo be Irish? It's lo walk in complete mys- tic urdcrslnnding with God lor 24 wonderful hours. Calls' Draw Questions WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE 2-Day Total Municipal Airport 08 Total for Year 3.44 Normal for Year 2.48 ALBANY 
                            

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