Abilene Reporter News, August 15, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

August 15, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas LITEST SPURTS gftlene Ml 11! IIII 3 STAR FINAL OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J90TH YEAR, 6734271 ABILENE. TEXAS. 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1970-TH1RTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Long-Shot Rain Ends Record Local Dry Spell IQc 20c SUNDAY Aaocimttd The U.S. Weather Bureau gave Abilene and the vicinity a 20 per cent chance for rain Friday and sure enough shortly after 3 p.m. it began to rain in Abilene and in many area towns. Gusts of wind up to 46 miles per hour at Abilene Municipal Airport accompanied (he rain, but even wind was welcomed after 73 days without moisture. High winds blew some shingles off homes Friday afternoon at Fort Phantom Hih Lake and heavy rain fell in the area. The Weather Bureau said the 73 days is a record for days without rain. The old record was 66 days from Nov. 17, 1886 to Jan. 21, 1887. The southern part of Abilene received the greatest amount of rainfall with 1.43 inches recorded on Regent St. and .60 inches on Butternut in the southeastern section of town. A quarter of an inch was recorded on Grape St. in the center of Abilene and the Weather Bureau recorded .66 inches. The Weather Bureau recording brought the total for the year to 13.13 inches, below the 15.30 inches which is normal for the year. Eastland recorded the largest amount of rainfall in the area with 1.03 inches. Snyder reported 1.25 inches that fell about a.m. Friday but had only .11 inches Friday afternoon. Breckenridge recorded only a trace of rain but the area around Breckenridge g o t somewhat welter. Wayland, which is 10 miles south of Breckenridge, received .75 inches and the area eight miles south received .70. Officials said the .75 Inches at Wayland was not in the Lake Daniel watershed which is Breckenridge's water supply. Cisco received .10 Inches of rain Friday. Cisco Lake, three miles north of Cisco received .80 incites. Cross Plains received .34 inches, and Goree reported .15 inches. Albany received .70 inches; Ballinger reported .25; and Brownwood, M u n d a y Putnam, Ranger and Tiiscola received a trace. Clyde reported .30 inches. Hawlcy got a half Inch, Moran received .20 inches, and Stephenville received .23 inches. Clouds, thunder and lightning threatened Dublin hut no rain fell. However, the temperature did drop from 100 degrees at 5 p.m. to 78 degrees at 8 p.m. The forecast for the weekend Isn't quile as bright as Friday's was. No rain is predicted and temperatures should be near 100 Saturday and Sunday. In other parts of the slate a tornado funnel was sighted over Galveston Bay but never touched down or did any damage. Raindrops falling Don Morris, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Morris, 833 Harrison, was really geared up in style Friday when rain ended a long dry spell. He took advantage of the water on Peach Street near the Lincoln Junior High gym. He is the grandson of ACC Chan- cellor Don Morris. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Nixon Stresses Integration Before Deep South Audience F Is it dust, sweating? Nope, It's the first rain to hit Abilene in a lone time and Tammy Lane, 12, a seventh grader at Mann Junior High School, peers at the first few drops. Tammy daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lane, 3190 Sherry Lane, was shoeless, ready for a good soaking. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) l ABILENE .......2-Day Total Municipal Airport .66 Total for Year Normal for Year 15.30 ALBANY ..........70 BALLINGER .......25 BHECKENRIDGE Tr. .04 BHOWNWOOD Tr. CISCO 10 CLYDE .............30 CROSS PLAINS .34 EASTLAND......... 1.03 KOREE........... .15 HAWLEY ...........50 MORAN 20 MUNDAY Tr. PUTNAM Tr. RANGER Tr. SNYDER ...........H125 STEPHENVILLE .23 TUSCOLA Tr. Ranger Hospital Vote Set RANGER (HNS) Eastland County Commissioners Friday set Sept. 12 as the date for an election calling for Uie creation of a Ranger Hospital District. The election will be held in the recreation building with Bon Adams serving as election judge and Mrs. Iris Hummel serving as acting election judge. Voters will decide on two propositions and will also vote on a referendum choosing seven directors to serve on the hospital district board if it is created. All votes for director will be write- in. The first proposition will Include "voting for or against the creation of the Ranger Hospital District and providing the levy of the tax not to exceed 75 cents on each valuation, upon all taxable property situated within said district" Tim second proposition will dedda the issuance of hospital bonds totalling The Friday meeting WM called after a petition asking for the (lection was (lied Vtfaeaity wttti ttxi com- missioners court and was checked by county Tax Assessor-Collector Edgar Alton to IM that enough valid Included. A similar petition withdrawn Monday did not contain the Itt valid signatures. Ooiy IT rf wot at Head-On Collision Kills Three Women By ART LAWLER Reporter-News Staff Writer Two Abilene women and one San Angelo woman were killed Friday in a two car, head on collision about 11 miles north of Abilene on Slate Highway 351 about p.m. Killed were Mrs. J. C. (Leona) Allmand, 1901 Matador, and her sister, Mrs. K. G. (Maudie) Tibbit, 5258 Twilight Trail, and Mrs. Essie McClure, 62, of San Angelo. According to Department of Public Safety officers at the scene, the auto driven by Mrs. McClure was going north. The auto driven by Mrs. Allmand was driving south, and Mrs. Tibbit was a passenger in it. The collision was on dry pavement Mrs. McClure was pinned WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATKER Map, 4-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY to partly cloudy and hoi Salurday, Saturday ntaM and Sunday High bo-h day< nw 1001 low lalurday 7x Inside the wreckage several minutes before workers could free her from the wreckage. She See CRASH, Pg. 2-A NEW ORLEANS (AP) President Nixon emphasized Friday his firm Intention to bring about sweeping desegre- gation in the South this fall but declared he would not be puni- tive towards the region. "This is one country, one peo- ple and we're going to act but not in a punitive the chief executive told a news confer- ence after meeting several hours with federally sponsored desegregation advisory councils from seven southern stales. Nixon said he received "mag- nificent cooperation" from the bipartisan, biracial councils of prominent southerners. He said the administration In- tends to exercise strong leader- ship on desegregation "because we believe in order and justice and believe in enforcing the law." The President broke no new policy ground in his desegrega- tion comments. But they as- sumed extra significance by being delivered to an audience in the heart of the Deep South. Nixon stressed several times that he's only following the mandate of the Supreme Court and intends to move in coopera- tion with southern leaders and not treat the region as a "sec- ond class citizen." The President appealed to the news media to stress what he believes will be the many peace- ful examples of desegregation in the South this fall rather than isolated Instances of violence and disruption. "It would be extra helpful if we have cooperation from mem- U bers of the press and the mem- ber he said. "I know of no time when it is more impor- tant to hear of the successes where men of good will have worked their way." Nixon said resistance to de- segregation will hurt most "the next generation of southerners. They will pay the price, the price for the failure of leader- he said. At several different times dur- ing his remarks to newsmen, Ntxon expressed sympathy and understanding of the problems facing the South in converting from dual to unitary school sys- tems. He asked members of the lo- cal advisory committees to ex- ercise maximum leadership to quell passible disruption and un- rest accompanying the disman- tling of dual school systems. The President and his party Sec NIXON, I'g. 2-A 'Noise' Upsets Abilene Caller How fast we forget. "What's that noise out- the alarmed voice on ihs other end ol a Re- porter-News telephone ask- ed Friday afternoon. "Well, It's confused, then amused, re- porter retorted. "I was just the obviously relieved, em- barrassed, anonymous voice came back over the lines. And then the hurried click of Ihe receiver. GIs to Be Withdrawn From Provinces Near Saigon SAIGON (AP) In a move to Vietnamize the war in provinces around Saigon, about U.S. troops will be sent home, and remaining combat units will play support roles to South Viet- namese forces taking over the American fighting role, official sources said Friday. The informants said at least two full brigades and the equiv- alent of a third, totaling the manpower of an American com- bat division, will be withdrawn from the 3rd Military Region, which embraces the 11 prov- inces surrounding the capital. The remaining American units in that region already are concentrating on destroying en- emy stockpiles in the interior areas and on supporting South 74 77 II it n u it n p.m.. d aof 74. am tow i MK. US NOW Vietnamese troops who have taken over the American Job of disrupting infiltration and sup- ply lines of the enemy along the Cambodian border. The specific units to be with- drawn cannot be named for se- curity reasons until the move is announced by the U.S. Com- mand. The shift of forces represents both confidence In the Increas- ing security of the region and a shift in tactics for the South Vietnamese. American field commanders believe that the allied forays into Cambodia earlier this year virtually eliminated the possibil- ity of large-scale enemy offen- sives around Saigon for several months. This has reduced Ihe need for coastanl U.S. spoiling operations west and northwest of Saigon along the region's 231-mile border with Cambodia. At ihe same time, the South Vietnamese are free to operate on both sides of the border and thus are in a better position to do ihe job the Americans were charged with before the incur- sions began. LI. Gen. Michael S. Davison, commander of American troops in the 3rd Military Region, said his forces arc "trying to clean up" Viet Cong and North Viet- namese internal supply caches and are "hassling the remaining enemy" cast and northeast of the capital. The estimated Ameri- cans designated to stay In the region after the withdrawal thus NEWS INDEX Humidify ftr t Greeted with protest Preddart Nixon wivw from UK ctr In New OrlMM French Quarter donoutnton wtying ronfUcting btnnen. (AP Winphoto) SI IA Chwth 10, 13-178 Cemit. 10, Mi 41 f2K I, ft OblhMriM 4A OM 17A will still be on hand to give the South Vietnamese air and logis- tical support and come to their aid with combat troops, It need- ed. The South Vietnamese army units now in position on both sides of the border had been as- signed the job of protecting the region's 3.5 million people and carrying out operations In War Zone D northeast of Saigon, The hainlet defense has since been, turned over to the territorial militia, and the Americans have moved Into War Zone D. Battlefield action dropped off sharply Friday along the coast- nl strip called the "Street with- out Joy" in the north where Sec Cifs, I'g. 2-A Hardin Picks Matthews For Committee Heporler-News Capital Bureau WASHTNGTON-Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardin Friday appointed Abilene rancher and businessman John A. Matthews to serve a two-year term on the 26-member Packers Stockyard and L i v e st o c k Committee. Senator John Tower made the announcement Matthews has been chairman of Texas Brush Control and Range Improvement and a director of the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association. In his new position In Washington, he will advise the Agriculture Department on meat marketing. A member of pfcxmr Texas ranch (unity, Xat was on a Attwy. ;