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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT itrtr 1 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 9, lOTO-EIGHTY-SIX PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS lOc DAILY 11 Abilene and area residents glaring with hopeful eyes upward were glared back at with equal strength Saturday as the bright sun and hot, dry air conspired successfully to set a record of days without rain. Saturday made 87 straight days without any measurable moisture in Abilene, breaking the record get from Nov. to to prefer the. city break into the record books in gome other-area. Not only has Abilene set a record but It likely that the string of dry days will conbnue ft, a while, TheforeS fwm the weaUjer bureau calls for fair and Hot Sunday through Monday. But No Chance to End Record Dry nortf be'OW Whit b M rai" GarTi- t to When asked if there was any hope for rain, a Weather Bureau employe said, "There's hope, but no chance." As Abilenians tried to remember just what it feels like to be wet while out of a swimming pool, the towns in the area were moving slowly toward records of their own in the dry spell area. The far: west Texas town of Snyder has gone 77 days without rain but that is still not a record for the city. The last measurable rain was May 23 and lakes in the vicinity are beginning to look like wide puddles, according to weather bureau officials who say that the pond at Towle Park is as low as it has ever been and that Lake Thomas In Ballinger, the days without rain stands at 26, with the last measurable amount July 12 when a scanty .02 fell. According to the weather records in Ballinger, the longest dry spell in 1970 before this one was 19 days. Weatherman James Dabney in Eastland said Saturday that the rain on July 13 in that city was recorded at .42 and that along with .5 the day before are the only rainfall in Eastland in 26 days. Dabney stated that "according to the records available here, that is the longest time ever with absolutely no rain fall at all." "We seem to have broken the Auto Kills C-CityTwin In Backyard (RNS) A set of; nine-year-old twins were injured, one "fatally about p.m. Saturday while working in the backyard of their home. LaWayne: Iglehart was killed and her twin brother Da Wayne injured when both were struck by a automobile driven by Mrs. Madeline Mclntosh, 60 of Colorado City. The girl had extensive head injuries and she died about two hours after the accident in Root Memorial Hospital. Her brother, who suffered mouth injuries, was listed in good condition at the same hospital. According" to' city police, tccident occurred when the car- driven byJtfrs. Mclntwh, went out of 'crossed 'lanes, jumped a curb, rammed' oveiy the heavy wire fence, and Btfuck both children. ..The children's, mother Mrs. m Wayne Iglrtwtiras oh the of the accident but was'not Injured. Funeral is pending with Kiker and Son Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wayne Iglehart of Colorado City. Impact Approves City Sales Tax Voters of the City of Impact approved a one per cent city sales tax Saturday by a vote of 13-2. The election wasrheld at the home of Impart Mayor Dallas Perkins, who said he had no idea what the yearly revenue from the tax would be. He said the money would go into the general operating fund. Perkins had earlier said that the city has no plans yet for the use of the tax money. Impact has 32 registered voters. The sale of alcoholic beyerages is Impact's main industry. The business community is made up of two liquor stores and a drive-in grocery which also sells beer and wine. Cisco has been hot and dry tor 2S days, since. July IS, according to rain records kept at the local fire department But residents there can at least remember a good rain, an inch-and-one-half fell on the 13th. Sixteen days ago on July 22, it rained In Colorado City, not much of a rain, recorded at .10, but it did "get the ground, some ground anyway, wet." Not any measurable rain was recorded In Knox City, in the month of July according to record keeper Jack Garrison. It did rain .42 during four different short showers in June, Garrison said, but that "doesn't amount to much." Munday weatherman Glen Weaver laid Saturday night it had not rained since June 21 in that city and that "is very much a record." "It rained just a little, .45 on July be said, "and since then we have no rain at all, not even a trace." Weaver said the normal rain for this time of year Is "between 14 and IS inches and that Munday's 1970 total so far is just 7.42." "We've been hearing about all these dry Weaver said, "but Munday has got to be one of the driest." Russians Hanoi to Cool It SAIGON (AP) The Soviet union is applying pressure on North Vietnam to "cool it" In Laos so that Laotian factions can end their pocket war with a political settlement, diplomatic sources in Saigon said Saturday. Preliminary peace talks are now under way in Vientiane, the administrative capital of Laos, between the government of Pre- mier Prince Souvanna Phouma and the Communist Pathet Lao. The Soviet Union favors the talks, the sources said, and one added that "Russia has told North Vietnam to cool it in Laos and pull out its troops in the northern part of the coun- try." The sources said their infor- mation came through diplomat- ic circles from various world capitals. The Soviet Union said to support the negotiations be- cause of a desire to limit Red China's influence In Indochina and its original backing of Sou- vanna Phouma as a Laotian neutralist. The Soviet Union and Britain are cochairman of the Geneva agreement that set up a neutral Laos with a coalition govern- ment of Communists, anti-Com- munists and neutralists. The coalition collapsed the Pathet Lao, headed by Prince Souphanouvong, Souvanna Phouma's half-brother, who launched a guerrilla campaign against the government with North Vietnamese support. Souphanouvong proposed the peace talks in a letter July 27 to Souvanna Phouma and then sent Prince Tiao Souk Vongsak as his representative. Vongsak, public works minis- ter in the early coalition govern- ment, was described by the dip- lomatic sources as being a na- tionalist opposed to North Viet- namese presence in Laos. The diplomats in Vientiane and Saigon said the negotiations may lead to a settlement but it will be a long process. An agreement between the op- posing Laotians could end the warfare in the northern half of the country, they said, but It probably would ignore the unin- habited eastern panhandle. That Is the-site of North Ho Chi Minh trail, used to supplies and reinforcements to North Vietnamese troops fight- ing in Cambodia and South Viet- nam. Child Drowns Here In Apartment Pool A small boy drowned early Saturday morning in the pool of the Villa Chateau apartments alter wandering from his enclosed play area. Dead on arrival at Hendrick Memorial was Stacy Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eugene Davidson. Bryan Calcote, resident of the apartments, reported Jhe incident to Abilene police at a.m. Davidson Is presently serving with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Republic of Vietnam, near Da Nang. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davidson of Rt. 3, Abilene, have made attempts to contact him through the Red Cross. Funeral arrangements are being made at Elliott's Funeral Home. The child was born May 5, 1968 in Abilene. Survivors Include his parents; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Davidson, Rt. 3, the maternal grandparents, Mrs. Patricia Cavin Ford of 1810 STACY DAVIDSON .left pUy area Vogel and Joe Cavin of Austin; the maternal great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ashton of Rt. 4; the paternal great-grandmother Mrs. Laura Davidson of Muskogee, Okla. Honoring 'The Earl1 Bank Missing Million Earl JL Collier, inset, administrator of Hendrick Memorial Hospital the past 41 years, has given .up the day-to-day job of running the facility and is now director of development. The Taylor-Jones County Medical Society will hold an appreciation dinner for Collier Tuesday night, and a special section in today's Reporter-News tells Abilene" and Ws bospite1- (Staff EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) The U.S. Comptroller of the Currency closed the Eatontown National Bank as insolvent Sat- urday. A bank director said about million was believed missing. The board of directors of the ABM Opponents May Have Edge WASHINGTON (AP) A re- play of last year's cliff hanging Senate, vote on the Safeguard antimissile system is scheduled Wednesday with one vital differ- ence; This time ABM opponents may win. An Associated Press poll shows 5ft senators either com- mitted to Tote for an amend- ment barring Safeguard expan- sion or leaning strongly in that direction. They are opposed by 46 sena- tors who have decided to vote for an expansion of the system requested by President Nixon as a protective curtain around the nation's force of retaliatory Ifimitemen nudear missiles. A down-to-the-wire Senate drama last year over installa- tion of the first Safeguard sites wits dimaxed by a one-vote vic- tory far the President. Tfarw senators say they still in undecided ami are not listed to camp. And one, Sen. E. Mnndt, in ABM supporter, Is Mitved M U be witt not be able to leave the hospital to east his vote. With only 99 senators expect- ed at p.m. CDT ballot- ing, the chance for a tie with Vice President Spiro T. Agnew casting ihe deciding dis- knr'l ...II S-71 SB H 31 ISC ...SI S-1ID 14C 14D SA 41 II T. YOTT TV WMMU'I W fort. ItA 14A MD.11D tinct possibility last pears nil. Senate observers give the amendment drafted by Sens. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., and Philip Hart, D-Mich., the best chance of success. A rival amendment by Sen. Harold Hughes, D-Iowa, to bar all Safeguard spending except for research and development seems to have little chance. The Senate debate this year has been focused on the desira- bility of expanding the Safe- guard system to two additional Wyoming and North Dakota. In earlier action, the Armed Services Committee wrote out of its military pro- curement bill authority to begin expansion of Safeguard to a thin area defense against a possible Chinese Communist missile at- tack. Dabaie on the measure this year has been relatively short and desultory, in sharp contrast to list summer's two-month Senate Over UK year, the opposing remained mainly arguments forces have the same. And most of the have not changed. Safeguard foes have been caught off balance, however, by Nixon administration insistence that congressional approval of Safeguard is absolutely neces- sary to achieve success at the WEAIHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHED IUIEAU (WMflxr rt. It-D) ABILENE AND VICINITY hoi Sunday through Monday. High both cvr I t, minimum In lew TVt, Windj meillr mi TEMPERATURES M. ..m. M f.m.; in JJtt' arms-limitation talks with the Soviet Union. Safeguard, its ad- vocates contend, is an impor- tant bargaining chip to toss on the table at the Vienna talks. But opponents cite scientific testimony that casts doubt on the ability of key Safeguard to function well under Soviet at- tack and ask why the Soviets should care one way or the oth- er about a purely defensive sys- tem that may not work. There have been only a few changes in the voting lineups from last year's Safeguard roll calls. But Safeguard foes appear now to have to be close to line to victory. The result would be to restrain the momentum of a system they has both tech- nical faults aad >ddi to the ris- ing fever of the Cooper-Han amendment would bar the spending or iJS to begto work withe two additional ABM 4fet. It would retain fl biDIm to continue de- TCKfVdm WQ CMMnCQM Of two itttt HH.isMl year. bank Issued a statement quoting federal authorities as saying there were fiscal irregularities involving the president of the bank. The statement said: "The directors of the Eaton- town National Bank have been advised by the regional comp- troller of currency that Douglas J. Schotte, president of the bank, has improperly Issued a substantial number of cashier's checks to stock broker- age firms and other "The comptroller has advised the directors that it will require some time to determine the to- tal amount involved. The Feder- al Deposit Insurance Corpora- tion has been appointed receiver to take over the affairs of the bank." Schotte, who lives in a ranch- house in nearby Middletown, could not be reached for com- ment. Eugene W. Landy, a vice president, a director and one of the organizers of the six-year old bank, said that Schotte had been cooperating in an investi- gation. No charges have been filed against Schotte. In an interview, Landy said bank directors believed' about M million was missing. "We're hoping it doewVgo he sold. A spokesman for the U.S. Comptroller said the bank would not open Saturday, Mon- day "or ever again" in Its present fornx The hat depositors Mtf MM reionrces of Iki A spokesman for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said deposits of up to would be returned to Individual depositors within 10 days. He said all contractiral obligations between the bank and ctBtom- ers would remain in force though It may be necessary to extend time periods io mna cases. A team of 23 FDIC liquidation officials were dispatched to the bank. Members of the FBI, the administrator of national and representatives of the office of the comptroller were also on hand. There are 10 trustees of the bank. Landy, who it a trustee, released the statement following a series of meetings. Attention FINE ARTS Schooli Initructon Ml KM Art, toodwn wd xhwk wih wont h Auf torr H day, utl 21. ratoM birwd M> nm Sit 41 U. fer Copy Aug. 1] s
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