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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas                               BiiiliiiiiliiiwiM "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE. TEXAS. 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, F TWO SECTIONS IQc SUNDAY Auociated Flights Canceled By Air "Sickness That's an Easter egg? Five-year-old Bradley Miles Masnn couldn't quite believe what he was seeing as he gazed al (.he huge egg in his basket. Brad, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. (Boh) Mason of 017 Sunset Dr., asked, "Bui vvhere'll I put my other Actually I he large egg is an ostrich "product." The picture was'made at the Nelson Park where Dan Watson, zoo director, is attempting to hatch another egg laid by one of the ostriches. Brad and thousands of other Abilene youngsters will he out ________paHy Kaslcr morning for_s mailer eggs. (Staff Pliolo by Don Blakley) Good Friday, Bad Weather By THK, ASSOCIATED I'RKSS Texas lale Friday was buffeled by a dust slnrm in lar western sect.ions, blowing snow in Ihn upper Panhandle and thunder- storms and threatening tor- nadoes In large sections o[ tlic northwestern segment. II was sunny ami warm over portions of Centra! Texas and SoiiDnvest Texas. March winds whipped Ilio on- lire slalo, but caused the most misery in extreme West Texas when1 Kl Paso's vicinily had gusts up lo 50 miles per hour. Visibility dropped to a half mile in blowing dust. A near stationary front ex- lonrteri across Ihe Panhandle from northeast to southwest, cut ling through the Amarillo area U.S. DEPAKTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER RUREAU pg. 4-A) AB11.EME AND VICINITY IW nil In Cloudy and coldfr SsiurtlflV und Saturday nlgM; partly dtxirty cool Sunday. High Saturday 50, lovj Saturday night High Sunday in winds per Supftay. rri. ar ITlV Stiturdfly nighl, din TEMPEBATUES 4! 43 It High lor ?i ..Frt. I low Sunset night: sun. Barometer reading ftt 9 p.m. Humidity at 9 p.m.; por c I 77 lortay: and the vicinity of Roswell, N.M. Travelers warnings wetil out for Die Panhandle for Friday night as snowfall behind the front was deepening in portions of New Mexico and southwest- ern Kansas and moving south- ward. Before dusk, snow covered 70 per con I of an area from 25 miles west o[ Guymon, Okla., lo 45 miles south of Amarillo lo M miles southwest of l.ubhock lo west of Oovis, N.M. The Weather Bureau said the snow area was expanding north and south with the maximum lop located 'about 25 miles north- west of Plainview. Extended forecasts Inriiralerl the new cold bearing down on Ihe stale would continue with moisture at least imtil Tuesday. A fast warmup was expected to begin Wednesday afler an Kaster Sunday that bode no good for new spring bounds and finery. A large swath of Ihe Pan- handle-Plains country went un- der tornado walch. The advisory was issued short- ly after 2 p.m. and called for the walch to remain in effect until 7 p.m. The bureau said "the threat of tornadoes will exist in Ihese areas." The forecast also called for isolated severe thunderstorm.'; with large hail and locally dam- aping winds, Cities in the area or fringes of the forecast area included Childrcss, l.ubbock, Amarillo and Plainview. Counties covered in the warn- ed region were Armstrong, Bail- ey, Rriscoc, Castro, Childress, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cotlle, Crosby, Deal Smith, Dickens, nonley, Floyd, Gaincs, Garv.a, Hale, Hall, Mardeman, llaskell, Hockley, Keril, King, Know, Lamb, Luhbock, Lynn, Motley, Parmer, Randall, Stone- wall. Swislter, Terry and Yoakum. NEWS INDEX Amusements Astrology Bridge Church Classified Comiet Edfforioli Form Oil Sport) TV Log ____ 3A SB 4B 10-15B 8, 9B 6B 7B 10, 11A 12-15A 158 2, 38 WASHINGTON (AP) Air- lines canceled hundreds of flighls Friday and Easter week- end travelers experienced mad- dening delays as one of every four air traffic controllers called in "sick." The Federal Aviation Admin- istration said controllers in Kan- sas City, Cleveland, New York, Oakland, Calif., and lyis An- geles had reported telephone calls threatening their safety if they worked. An FAA official called such acts "despicable and criminal." There were pickets for Ihe first time in the three-day-old demonstration in Kansas City, Chicago and Cleveland, the FAA said. The sick calls are a device being used by members of PAT- CO, Ihe Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, to press long-standing complaints of overwork, imderslsffing and obsolete equipment. On the day shifts at Ihe 21 centers that direct airliners in flight, only 1.213 men of a nor- mal force of 1.625 showed up. The problem was mosl acute for New York City's three busy air- ports and delays and cancella- tions there had a reverberating effect throughout the land. For the 4 p.m. shift, only 75 of controllers showed up in New York. In Kansas City, an- other key center, only 21 of Ii3 reported. Cleveland, one of the major trouble spots, bad only 43 per cent, of its controllers on the day shift, but at night there were 7R of 124 for 63 per cent. Allanla. which started with perfect attendance Wednesday, had a showup of 74 of Friday night. In Chicago, only 79 of 118 scheduled reported. "This is a peak period on a peak day in a peak said Bill Osmiin, a spokesman for the Air Transport Association, which represents the airlines. "We can expect continuing can- cellations and consolidations to keep delays from getting com- pletely out of hand." Hy midafternoon more than 2nd nights had been canceled, mostly short haul trips involv- ing New York. A passenger trying lo fly from Atlanta to Mi- ami, for instance, might find his flight, canceled because the plane never got out of New York. In New York, at one polnl, there were 35 planes lined up on a runway, including one jiimhn 747. Waiting rooms were jammed at Chicago's O'llare airport Ihe country's busiest, with long lines at snackbars anil restau- rants. O'llare was socked In with a fool of snow Thursday and crippled further by Ihe air con- trollers' strike. PATCO Friday night said more than 3.500 of its control- lers had responded to Thurs- day's call for a general with- drawal of services. Thai call re- sulted in contempt of court charges against three PATCO officials. Secretary of Transportation .lonn A. Volpp .sairl in a slale- menl that reports showed a massive walkout did not nrvur. Merkel banquet figures Jour of the principal figures'at the annual Merkel Chamber of Commerce Banquet Friday night compared notes after (he dinner. They are, from right, Johnny Ham- mond, incoming president; .Joe Lassiter, Outstanding Citizen; Cong. Omar Burleson, guest speaker; and Ray Wilson, outgoing president. Winner of the Outstanding Fanner Award, AJlen (Pete) Morgan, is hospitalized and was unable lo attend (Staff Photo by Dub Mason) ARRIVES TODAY Those who rarely get mail j take heart. Today "is the day j everyone is scheduled to get 1 a letter from the govern- ment. Big Country mailmen will be delivering census forms to be completed and handed back when enumerators come to call for them. For a story on what Ihe census involves on a nation- wide scale, turn to page 4-A. Burleson Protests The Protesters' Engaged Couple, Two Friends Found Slain in Connecticut IN SIGNED LETTER 49 Fisher Latins Back Rotan Board ROTAN A group of Mexican-American residents of Fishor County lias written a joint letter to the editor of The Abilene Reporter-News expressing support of the school hoards and school administra- tions, as well as of the elected officials, of Iho county. "If there, are incidents of dis- rrintinalion in Itie school systems of Fisher County, we. believe that complaints should be. made, to the proper officials who have been elected by the people. "And we have enough fallh In officials lo believe Dial they will correct any wrong if II actually docs says Ihe letter. Forty-nine residents of Roby, Hoi an, Hobbs and other Fisher County communities have signed I he. lelter, but 15 have asked that their names not he published, according to spokesman for the signers, Rudolph Martinez of Hobbs and Kmilerio of Roby. According to a n o I h n r spokesman, Kmilio Martinex, who ranches and farms in Ihe Rotan area, "Some people were scared and did not want to sign." "We are opposed lo discrimi- nation in any the letter stales, "and wherever It exists II should he "We have, read in Ihe 'him In ROTAN, 1'g. Z-A ENFIEKO, Conn. (AP) A young, engaged couple and two teen-aged friends were shot lo death in an apartment Friday following a party (here the night before. Police said they were ques- tioning several persons who at- tended the party hut declined to identify any of thorn. The inves- tigating officers said they were al a loss lo explain Ihe killings. Chief Walter J. Skower said his department was investigat- ing the possibility that four murders had occurred although, he said, it was possible that sui- cide may have been involved in al leasl one of Ihe deaths. Ear- lier the investigators had ruled out suicide. Skower said Ihe four young people, three (ecn-aged boys and the engaged girl, we're found dead in the girl's apart- ment by one of Ihe people who had been al the party. The chief said the victim.? ap- peared to have been "clean cut kids, one had long side burns, another a not Ihe mod type." Skowor said townspeople In Knfield, a community of were shocked. The. only com- parable crime in Us history was a double murder-suicide in JB22, he added. The chief said there was no evidence of a fighl In the apart- ment.None of Ihe second-hand furniture had been disturbed. He said there were several boor cans about, dirty dishes in the sink and playing cards In the kitchen. The bodies of Linda FMmonrts, 21, and her fiance. Peter Dono- van, 19, of Koulh Windsor were lying in separate bedrooms cov- ered by blankets in Ihe second- floor apartment, the police said. Donovan and Miss Kdmonds had been shot in the head. Paul Vassour, 17, and David Gurlin, IS, both of Enfield, were, killed in the same fashion with a .22-caliber rifle found near Iheir bodies on the living room floor, police said. According to the medical ex- aminer, Ihe slayings occurred around 6 a.m. It was not until however, thai a friend of Donovan's discovered the trage- dy. Miss Edmonds and Donovan may have been asleep when the slayer entered, since she was in pajamas and he in underwear. The other two youths were ful- ly clothed, Vasscur lying on a sofa, Gui-tin in a silling posilion on Ihe flnor. The rifle was on Ihe floor In front of a coffee table between Ihe I wo bodies. By DUB MASON Reporter-News Staff Writer Cong. Omar Burleson, in a "no holds barred" speech, socked it to the rank and file of dissenters anrt protesters across the United States. Speaking to a near-capacity audience al the annual Merkel Chamber of Commerce, banquet, Burleson said lhat there are those among us who cry freedom, who dissenl ,iml protest, then refuse freedom lo others. "1 believe in right to dis- sent, lo prolest, but when those people. .refuse others their just rights, then 1 think I want to protest a little bit he slated. "Yes, f want lo Rap Rrowns. Hie Cleavers, the sordid activity during Ihe Chicago Seven trial, those clergymen who hoisl tlicir little signs and parade around attack- ing Ihe very tilings Iliey should he upholding yes, I feel lik? a litlle protesting he emphasized, Burleson also hit hard al I he embattled welfare program, the 'lefl wing' group in Congress which is trying lo abolish Ihe seniority program in Ihe legisla- ture and those who would do away with the defense program of America. "There is, in the office, a program hy which each family of four who does make I lie minimum wage be guaranteed per anurn for living expenses, another in food stamps, the cost of 'retraining' in order (o leave the welfare roll and join the payroll. "Now let me tell the event a family man is finally trained lo move into a better job, there is no assurance he will accept it. For you see, if the job is too far away he can refuse lo lake Ihe job and still be eligible lo draw his Burleson said. Tiefering lo Ihe group which is attempting to abolish seniority, he said, "They want ID name Hie various committees, approve of Ihe chairman. Ihen knnw what they are going to do, Why I'd rather have. George Mahon with his seniority in charge of Ihe House Appro- priations Committee, Bob Poage in charge of Ihe Agriculture Committee I ban any sen a I or or congifssman uho was appoinlrti Turn to Pg, 3.A Fillings Alive With Sound of Music DAYTONA RKACIf, Fla. (AP) It's midnight and you're sound asleep, and sud- denly you're blasled awake by a rousing rendition of "Bailie Hymn of the Republic." Annoying? Yes, and especial- ly when no radio or phonograph is lurned on in your house or the neighbor's. A Daytona Kcach housewife, who agreed (o talk about it only if her name was not publicized, has been receiving Ihe music through her dental fillings and crowns since the night of March J6. She was sitting with her fami- ly tn the living room when an orchestra began blaring, "U's a Way lo Tipperary." The woman asked one of her children lo turn oH the radio. Me replied that il was off, bill Hie music continued. Two days later, her husband recalled reading of another case in which teeth had picked up ra- dio signals. He sent his wife to her dentist, J. If. Dr. explained lhat two metals such as gold and amalgam fill- iifis, plus acid in saliva, could set up a potential receiving sys- lem. The dentist confirmed the story. Ixing replaced one of Ihe gold crowns and told her lo use bak- ing soda to cut down an acidity. The sound now is only half as loud as before. In order to ivsl, Ihe woman sleeps in a motel which is a mile away from her home ami oul of range of Ihe signal. Since nn call letters are ever heard, Ihe possibility lhat she was picking up a commercial radio station was discarded. Only she can hear the music. Electronic experts have theo- rized that the signal is coming from someone playing a phono- graph and transmitting sound In a speaker in another part of his house by a wireless method. In- stead of reaching only Ihe other rooms, they said, (he signal is traveling as far us a mile. Other songs picked up include "Rambling "My Country "Pis nf and '''Pack up your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag." "II wns kind of funny at the woman said, "but It's sure wearing thin." In an effort lo reach her mu- sic maker, Ihe woman ran an ad in Ihe personal columns ot Fri- day's Daylona Bench News, which also carried a story of her plight. The ad said: "If you live In the Hnville-Ridgewooit area and play the following records daily on a wireless phonograph': "Rambling "C.lory Glo- ry and "Long Way lo Tippcrary" URGENT: Call this number..."   

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