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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas gtodene 89TH_YEAR. NO. 276 PHONE 6734271 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Snow Storm at Glance Three persons died and nine others were injured in wrecks across the Big Cminlry during the snow storm. Abilene police reported at least ;t8 minor accidents on local streets. Officers warned of driving in the story belcnv. A family from India which just arrived in Abilene Sunday saw snnw far the firsl lime Kridav. Reporter Simon Benlield tells how young "Sbiv" Khali, aged 'id's, reacted lo the snow on Page 16-A. Snow blanketed Ilic Big Country Friday with the heavies! amcnmls falling al Raird and Old Glory, both of which recorded seven inches. Sylvester and iMoran had six inches, and other area amounts are lisled in Die story at Ihe bottom of Page 1. Farmers agree thai the moisture is welcome "it" Ihe tempera- ture slays above the l'5-degtee mark. The Reporter-News talks lo some Big Country agriculture men on I'age Ifi-A. Abilene residents louiui the while stuff gnu! hnilding and fight- ing material. More photographs a story arc on Page IS A, Roads Take Mail Strikes Esca Despite Offer to Tlnce projilf Merc killed and nine nthers mimed in separate au'eninbih arciilenis fPlfowini; .'in unexpected snow. ,i'i iKiexpecioo smm. Killed were Karl P. Campbell ol l'iig Mary l.nnise I ales of Snyder and Floyd Ill Oil lll'l Buckley of Andrews. Campbell, was killed al ill) p.m. Friday when Ins car In nilhcmn u-iH> -11, .iu p.m. rruiay wnen Ins car was in collision with an Allied Van Lines truck driven by .lames Hayes of West Calif. Jl.'iird Justice of the Peace .lonos p r n n n u n c c d Campbell dead al the scene seven miles east of Baird nn II! 20. Hayes was taken In n hospital in Callahan County and then transferred lo II e n d i i c k Memorial Hospital in Abilene. An emergency room attendant said Kriday 'night Hayes had been admitted for observation. Highway Patrolman Harold Hairbrick investigated the accident. Mary Ixniise Cnles, year old dmiRliler nf Mr. and Mrs. 1.. H Calos of Snyder. was killed in a tun car collision at -I: lf> p.m. Friday, Miss Cates was pronounced dr.id nil arrival at Cngdell Hospital by .lustier of the Peace J. P. Rillingsly. She was a ntnlli grade student at J.amar Jr. High Si The accident occurred al t: S. fil bypass and Huffman Ave. on the northeast edge (if Snvder w-lien the car in which MKS ('ales was a passenger was in collision with another car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. l.ee H. Rndawiilt of Mineral Mrs. and Mis. as ('ales' car. were Cngdell Hospilal condition. Highway Patrolman Wendell the acudenl. Buckley of Andrews died i a two car crash at p.m. Friday [our miles west of in Area Desdaiimna cm Farm to Market load 22 H. He was pronounced dead at Hie scene by .lu.slice of Hie Peace M. ix t'mlerwood of Ranger. The accident occurred when Hie Ponliac driven by Buckley collided with a Iftfi? Ford dump truck occupied by W. H. Collins of Gorman, Charles of Cisco and Oral Rich of Kasllantl, Cox was uninjured and Collins and Rich were only slightly injured in (lie accident. Other occupants of the Bin klrly car included Mr. Buckley's wife, l.ois and two children. Itienda and Jo Ann. All three were taken to Kaslland Memorial Hospital. condition report was available Friday night. Highway Patrolman Gary Brewer investigated the accident. In another accident three miles west of Clyde, Manuel .Arenivax, thought a 'I'lirn (o t'g. 16-A WASHINGTON (AP) Post- al strikes cmilinued tn mount Friday night despite a govern- ment'agreement In discuss Hie money demands of its mailmen if they would end immediately their illegal, localized strike. In Chicago and Cleveland workers voted to strike and in New York a strike vole was ex- pected Saturday. Union leaders related In some, Chicago mailmen Hie re- sults of the Hireling Friday in Washington with government of- ficials. Rut the response was a thunderous voice vote of "Strike, Strike, Strike." by members of Chicago Branch 11 of the National Association of Letter carriers. II was a major escalation o( (he strike. And when Henry Loewc, pres- ident of Cleveland Branch 40 of Hie Letter Carriers tried tn re- commend to the Cleveland workers acceptance of the gov- ernment's offer, lie was booed. In Minneapolis, by a vote of 1.051) ID members- of Minne- apolis Branch of the letter car- riers union also voted In strike at a.m. CST Saturday. Wayne Pearce. vice president of Branch said a meeting would hp held Saturday night to discuss UK. agreement and (o vole on whether to honor it. But in any event, he said, the members of Branch 9 would not return to their jobs until after the Saturday night meeting. Union said Hip Cleve- land carriers (old them they will not go back to work until pay raises are approved: by Con- gress. Henry Zyc.li, president of the Chicago branch of the Letter Turn to MAIL, 1'g. Fun comes naturally Nobody hart to tell.the Bhatt .children, who have just Yashodhara, arrived with fhoir mother Sunday from New arrived from India, what, to do with snow, even Dehfi, India, lo join (heir father Chanrlrakhant Bhatt who though they had never seen il before. The children, is (caching English (o Cooper High Juniors and Seniors on left to right, are rhailanya, 10, Gora, 4, Uma, 6, and an exchange program. See story Page Ifi-A (Slaff Photo) 500 Hear Governor Smith Address Coleman Gathering liy TOM I'OKTKK Hepnrler-.Nows .Slate Editor COLKMAX Despite mother nature the 8th Annual Coleman County "Get Together" was c.insidored a complete .success Friday mghl, as a capacity crowd of over 500 met to hear Preston .Smith. Smith entertained the crowd with personal experiences since he became governor in lie described Coleman County as a "rich and beautiful clement of Texas.'' In this county, he said, there is fertile soil and rich minerals. The coun- ty produces catllp, sheep, grains, cotton, nil, gas, day and stone. "Wilhnnl ravaging the landscape yon or Coleman County are making nature work for you. You arc working with nature." ''We have here Hie best of two worlds increasing urban convenience and continuing rural Smith said. However, lie added the community has not achieved perfection, having problems here as other places throughout the slate and nation. Clov. Smith d i s c u s s e d "unrivalled progress during the in science, technology, economic growth and develop- ment, human relation, and in virtually every other realm nf human interest and activity." Mentioning the violence of the 60s, (he Governor said he feels "wo are moving away from violence and lawlessness. Our challenge is lo continue that in o v c in e n t away from assassinations, mass murders, racial unrest, violence and away from Ihe rebellion we have seen on our college campuses. "Our challenge is lo solve niir problems before they achieve crisis proportion." Smith said that Texans can no longer tolerate or he satisfied wilh irtln promises and superficial rhetoric. "Suddenly in the last years, Texas has changed from 3 wobbly instrument of public service into a dynamic agency nf action. Suddenly instead of reacting to federal programs involuntarily, Texas lias begun to act on its own problems, ils own needs, in its own way." "Instead of silling defensively on our stales rights, Texas has started to exercise those rights." said Smith. "It is impossible for me to conceive that any person could serve with (he people of this stale as governor and nol be aware of tlw problems of this stale urban and rural." Continuing, (he governor said stale officials have gone lo work on sireh priorities as housing, Ihe Turn to COI.KMAN, I'R. 4-A NEWS INDEX Municipal Airport 79 Total for 21) Normal for Year 2.57 ANKON ASPERMONT 40 HA1KI) KALUNC.ER UK! BK; SPHINC; fi! HLACKWELL 58 BROWN WOOD ADO COMANCHK r. LF.ON DUBLIN 51 GOiil'.'K 35 fiORMAN B HASKELI, so lift KNOX an .fin .in NOODI.K un PAINT 4o UOTAN .50 SNYI1KU SYLVESTER .K} TU.SCOLA so WK INERT -jo .50 Seven-inch Sitow Conies With Spring The first day of Spring' traveling incognito, hit Abilene and Hie Rig Country in a Blizzard-like fashion. Itain, sleet and icy wet snow drifted rapidly lo the ground, all day, all over the 17 county area. In someplace mini snnw drifts were measured as high as 7 irjches. In Abilene, nearly (i-inclies of Miow fell l-'riday, rivaling a temporary snowman building fnd throughout the cily. Salurday's forecast f o r Abilene rails for the end of the snows early Saturday. Friday night and Saturday morning the weatherman issued travelers' expecting frecx.ing or near temperatures in the early morning hours. In the Big Coiinlry, seven inches of snow were measured in I'.aird and Cold (llnry, while Sylvester and Aforan reported caught li-inches. Tuscola. (lap, Report on 70s In R-N Sunday AmuMmenti Allrology Coleman get-together Covornor I'1'c.slon Smith, gticsl speaker for (ho Coleman Chamber of Comninvc Coiml.v "Gol-ToficLhcr" discusses Ihe evening wilh, left, Chamber president Rob- ert Mcllorse and manager Rill Chad wick. The evening was the eighth annual Coleman banquet and was in cooperation with many Coleman organizations. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Church Newi 1 4, Clniiificd 12- Comrcfl Editorial] Form MorkcU 10, Ohituorici Oil Sporli TV Log TV Seoul Women'i Newt 3, 70 11B 7B ISA 16B 9fl 6B )7E 1 IB 4A )M IM AA 4B "Abilene in The a special four-section study rif the community al the beginning nf the decade, will be presented readers of The Abilene Heporlor-iYews with their Still- dav editions. The material, compiled by edi'ors aiul reporters of the newspaper, examines the city's educational system, Ihe facilities with which Abilene has equipped itself for the future, tlie economic base nn which Abilene business and industry expect lo build. A special study is made of youth nf Ihe Inwn, some nf Ilioir aetivilies and Iheir thinking nn the world which will lie theirs as The Ceneration nf Hip Other material dealing wilh Abilene, its pi'ospecls and some of ils problems will be displaved throughout Ihe Sunday edition. The bulk of the special stories on Ihe '7tls will be in llicsc Sroupinfjs: Section V Kdncation for the Tils. Seclion C, _ Facilities for Ihe '70s. Section 11 Kconomic Hase for the Seel ion I Yoiilh '7lls Ceneralion. Kxtra copies nf Ibis edition fm ordered from the circulation department for 50 cenls well. Weslbrook, Anson and all measured five or more inches of rain in Friday's version of spring. ''If this is this year's version of spring, I guess next year wp can expect a sand storm-" said one disgruntled observer. Snows mounted Inward pre- dicted III inches in sevnr.il places nnd caused Ihe Weather Bureau lo scramble to revise its fwrcaslK. But sprinK IWs lime did not have the truly grim face of win- ter. Streets Rpnrrally remained safe. II was more beautiful than dangerous until night tempera- tures dropped below freezing. Kveryone in the snow area did lay plans to move carefully when the cnnlinuiiuj snow and I lie day's slush froze. The heavy band of snow he- Ran appeal inn annul 4 a.m. Fri- day from the (liiadaliipe-Davis Mountains anil across far Texas and Hie lower pail ol the South Plains, and then headed for such cities n? Abilene. The whole llniig should be fin- by Saturday when Ihe and sleet is forecast to end. WEATHER U. V DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Werner Map, pq. 2-A1 AniltNf: AND VICINITY UO milr IA- S.V linhi rAny Partial clcsrinq and -r Sfllui-dfly flrrj v Salurrirty niqlil. IB plrtlv- 1Y Sunrtfly. High Sflfurday in low m Sunday nlqVif uppers VH. Uphi increasing To TEMPERATURES ri. a.m. .....Fri p m ,14 1ft fy> .....11 (f> n i? for ttm nn... AnH low nrn .n jilTr.M iiirihl- f, V; toniqhf' 'ft M nArnrnflec 9 CW
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