Abilene Reporter News, August 22, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

August 22, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1970, Abilene, Texas SiTIRIIIV 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY 79604. SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 22. 1970- AUGUST 22. Stamford 'Strip Annex May Prompt Dry Vote Reporter-News Slate BUior having to pay the city sales tax. Caffey, operator of a liouor ami aw _____, _____ By WALLY SIMMONS Slate Edttor STAMFORD The city of Stamford isn't "dry" now-not completely anyway. But it might be again before long. An area north of town where several liquor and beer stores are located was annexed to the city by the Stamford City Coun- cil Friday. One of the leading opponents of the move said resi- dents of that precinct are likely to call an election and vole it dry. THE COUNCIL passed the annexation ordinance unani- mously after a public hearing on the matter Friday. Two persons argued against the annexation of about a half-mile strip along North Swensoo Street located in Haskell County. The old city limits was also the county line. The first session of the public hearing was held earlier this month and several businessmen in the area that was annexed had voiced objections. They were concerned mainly about Texarkana Hit By New Flood having to pay the city sales tax. Under state law, a wet precinct annexed into a dry city can continue to sell liquor and only residents of the precinct can vote it dry. THE COUNCIL also got its final summary report on a comprehensive city plan from Hunter Associates of Dallas, a project which has been in the works since October of 1963. Grady Bowdry, former Stam- ford city manager, and Don Caffey, operator of a liquor and beer store in the annexed area, were the two who questioned the council about the annexation. Bowdry, who doesn't live In that area and owns no business there, questioned Mayor James Self about the amount of addi- tional tax revenue that could be expected from the annexed area and the cost of providing cily services. HE WAS TOLD mat property taxes would give the city about per year and there was no clear estimate- available on the fimount the city sales tax would produce. The cost of providing city services was estimated at for water and for sewer improvements. "Do you have the money to pay for Bowdry asked. Mayor Sclr replied that the cily couldn't write a check for it at that moment, but that cities usually didn't have the money to pay for projects like that in advance. The mayor said the city planned to provide the set-vices to Uie area within the next five years. CAFFKY ASKED the mayor how he could be certain tiia! Allure cily councils would fulfill the obligation to extend1 cily services and was told lhat many programs such as this come before cily councils Ihe time, wilh Councilmen Farecd Hasscn and Grady Cozby citing examples. Prior lo the meeting, Caffey said he has contacted a lawyer and plans to take the nutter to court. "We'll fight it until it comes time lo pay a sales he said, "and if il isn't tied up in court, I guess we'll pay the tax." He said he doesn't believe the city ever intends to provide the annexed area wilh city services. "They don't have the he said. "All they want is to See STAMFORD. Pg. J-A By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New downpours struck Texar- kana Friday, atop heavy rains Thursday, causing extensive now flooding with police using boats to rescue some persons. About a dozen homes were flooded, and the rescued includ- ed a mother with four children, one in arms. The water closed all but two routes from the western area to downtown Texarkana and traf- fic was stacked up for miles. Ail underpasses were flooded, some of them six feet deep in water. Rainfall from about 2 a.m. Fri- day until about p.m. when the worst of the downpour eased off was 3.44 inches officially, with an estimated 4 inches downtown. This fell atop the 4.97 inches Thursday at Texarkana. Meanwhile, some portions of Texas from the Panhandle and South Plains east to the Red River found their lengthy droughts broken during the night. "It's a more serious problem than we had said Sgt. John Slove'r of the Texar- kana, Tex., Police Department. "We've had flooding all over town Slover said the police and oth- ers were evacuating residents who want to leave, using boats. Auxiliary police were called in to help. "Ten to 12 of our major streets are flooded and the sergeant said. There was more rejoicing than crying in Texarkana, however, since the rainfall broke a drought of about three months. And the same rejoicing took place from the Panhandle east as good rains fell, with two In- ches common and one report of 3.12 inches on the upper Colo- rado River. Setting off the rains was a cold front that strelched from San Angelo to Sherman and on lo Fort Smith, Ark. But the front began to erode, although chances of showers through Thursday .remained. GLENN BIGGS lakes new post Former Abilene Man Named As Bank Executive Glenn Biggs, former Abilene real estate and business execu- tive, has been elected executive vice president and director of First National Bank of San Antonio. Biggs' primary responsibility at the bank effective Sept. 15 will be markeling. He has been serving as presi- dent of National Western Life Insurance Co. in Austin. Before that he was executive adminis- trative assistant to Ben Barnes, then speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Biggs was formerly a partner in Millerman and Millerman Insurance and Real Estate in Abilene. Prior to that he served as assistant manager of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. A 1956 graduate of Baylor University, Biggs is a member of the board of trustees of Hen- drick Memorial Hospital, a member of the Board of Development of H a r d 1 n Simmons University and is chairman of Texas Conservation Foundation. Studying Problem Of Delinquent Girl The Statewide Reception Center for Girls at Brownwood has been open since Afay. The State Home and School for Girls nearby opens its first classes Sept. 14. The Texas Youth Council facilities are trying new concepts in working with delinquent girls, a "success-oriented" program. Cheryl Foster, Youth Editor, Diane Withee, Women's Staff writer, and photographer Don Blakley spent a day at the Cen- ter and School for Girls, touring the plant, talking with the director and administrators, the house- parents and social workers. Sunday the Women's Section Page One and several inside pages explore the buildings, the peo- ple and the philosophies which will try to deal with the growing problem of the delinquent eirl. "We're Here to Help the HurfChild" and Will Not Know Failure Here" are the Wom- en's Section Page One stories which lead to more pictures and stories inside. Swimming in the flood Wrecker crews were busy Friday in Texar- derpass to kana as they had to swim in more than six ter. Heavy feet of water at the U.S. Highway 82 un- Heavy Downpours Soak Bio Country pull automobiles from Ihe muddy wa- rainfall hit the city Friday, causing se- vere flooding for the second day in a row (AP Wirephoto) WEATHER Anson Miss Picked As 'Cotton Queen' After 86 days with only a half- inch of rain, the West Texas town of Dublin finally got more than enough rain to "fill in all the cracks" Friday as 2.20 inches fell in six hours. According to Charles Nelson, who is wilh the weather observation station in Dublin, the rain began to fall about 4 a.m. Friday, fell hardest between 5 and 6 a.m., and finally stopped at 10 a.m. The ground got positively wet, Nelson said, and the electrical Stephenville Man Killed in Mishap COMANCHE (RNS) _ A 74- year-old Stephenville b u s i- nessman and former city con- stable was killed early Friday morning In a car-truck crash that occurred during a heavy rain storm on Highway 67. Oscar McCoy was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck 4.7 miles east of here by Justice tfv of the Peace Ottis Fields of Comanche. The driver of the truck, James Rhodes of San Angelo, was not injured. According to investigating Highway Patrolman Joe Wylie, the crash occurred at about a.m. the time that the highway area received 1.25 inches of rain. The car that Mr. McCoy was driving was headed west and the truck, a diesel freight, was headed east when the accident occurred. A livestock inspector and col- leclor for Farmer's National Bank in Stephenville, Mr. McCoy was reportedly en route to a cattle sale in Brownwood. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Emil V. Becker of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will tie in Nancy Smith Cemetery. Born March 13, in Summerville County, he had lived in Erath Counly most of his life. He married Mel Lewis in 1913. Survivors Include his wife; two sons, and Floyd, both of Stephenville; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Jones of Walnut Springs; one brother, Dewey of Stephenville; one sister, Mrs Lovie Fretwell of Walnut Springs; five grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. storm that accompanied the rain shut down power in some Dublin homes for "about 15 minutes." The good wet news was spread around the Big Country throughout the day Friday as several area towns recorded good rains. Clyde did a repeat performance to make three days that rain has fallen there. Friday, 1.50 inches fell making a three-day total of 3 inches. Comanche got a 1.25 rain Friday morning and the Eula area has a two-day total rainfall of 2.50. Sweetwater got a Friday rainfall total of 1.75, while De Leon, Munday and Old Glory recorded more modest amounts of ,60, .63 and .25. Eastland and Throckmorton recorded rains of 1.57 and 1.10 Friday. The Abilene forecast calls for more of Thursday's per- formance maybe with the Weather Bureau putting the chances for rain Saturday and Saturday night at 30 per cent. The rains kept temperatures at only moderately hot levels, but where they did not fall, fore- casts called for mercury read- ings above 100 for Saturday. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU Weather Map, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY ciius) Parlly ckxidy and warm Saturday Ihroogh Sunday wilh Ihunrtcrslorms Saturday and Saturday nigrit. High both days 95? low 75 Probability of rain Saturday and Saturday nigftl M per cenl. Southerly winds 10 to 15 miles per hour. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND NORTHEAST TEXAS Parlly clSrfy and mild Monday throuah Wednesday. Chance of Ihunderihowers north Monday and Tuesday and east portion Wednesday. Hiohesl temperatures in Lowest temperatures in upper AOv TEMPERATURES f''- p.m. n 75 High 7P 7; 74 _ _ lor Jihours ending 9 and 73. High and low same dflle last year- 98 find 74. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barrmctcr reailjnp af 9 p.m.: 28.05. Humidify at 9 77 per cent. IT CLYDE 1.50 COMANCHE .125 DE LEON 60 DUBLIN 220 EASTLAND 157 EULA 2.00 MONDAY 03 OLD GLORY '25 ROTAN Tr SWEETWATER 1 75 TUSCOI.A. 20 THROCK MORTON 1 10 2.50 By JOY CULWEU, Reporter-News Correspondent ANSON (RNS) A tiny sandy haired 18 year old Friday night was crowned Jones County Fair Cotton Queen before a capacity audience in Pioneer Hall here. Linda Hitter, the daughler of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ritter of Anson, won Ihe title from a field of 13 contestants. She will be a freshman at Hardin Simmons University In Abi- lene in Ihe fall. First runner up was Paulclla Rowland, 18, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rowland of An- son. A Stamford heauly, Chrisli Lundgron was second runner-up. Chrisli is the reigninig Jones Coun- ty Farm Bureau queen. Pam Scot I and Barbara Rider, bolh of Anson, completed the top five finalists. Miss Congeniality was Vicki Bradshaiv, Ihe 17 year oltl daughler of Mr. and Mrs. Don Bradshaw of Anson. The new Jones Counly Fair cotlon queen will compete In the slate conlest in Dallas in the fall. Judges for the contest were Patli Harper, Mrs. Dale McNutt, Dr. Rod Cannedy, and James Hall- mark, all of Abilene. Emcee was Don Watts of ______ KRBC. Denise Conger played the LINDA HITTER organ for (he event. cotton queen the horse show which .._. _. fleeter and Dennis Ellerbracht are in evening Pioneer Squares of An.son will hold a square Mlancc is free and open to the public. B a chare of cillrr caller. San Angelo Races Integration Deadline SAN ANGELO Public schools will open here as scheduled Monday if a desegregation plan is worked out by school and federal justice department officials. The two groups went inlo a closed-door session at a.m. Friday attempting to reach a workable plan. School Supt. G. Wadzeck said Judge Joe Estes recessed the meeting late Friday until Monday. But they will meet Informally Saturday, Wadzeck said an announcement on the plan "might be available sometime around 9 p.m. Saturday." He said schools will open Monday and whatever agreement is reached will go Into effect Immediately. Judge Estes ordered the two groups behind closed doors Friday morning after dismissing earlier lhat morning any suggestions by Ihe defense for a different solution lo Ihe desegregation, problem. In Ihe small courtroom in San Angclo's federal building, the judge told school attorney Curt Steib, "You have to come up wilh a plan before school slarts, iWJHNDEX AmuMmenli 8A 41 Church 4A CloitifitJ 11-15B Comks 7B Editorial! 101 ISA Morlctti I, Vt 10A Oil 11-IJA JV TV Scovf f4A Newt.......2, 31 although I firmly believe it is rot necessary." The action ensued following a law suit filed by the federal government, charging desegregation violations. Six school districts were named in the original desegregation suit, including Wichita Falls, Ferris, Garland, Richard, Uibbock and San Angelo, but Judge Esles signed an order Wednesday separating the six school suits into separate actions. A hearing on the Wichita Falls suit hits been set for Tuesday in that city An El Paso federal court will hold similar hearings for school districts In Midland and Odessa sometime next week with Judge Ernest Gulnn presiding. Those raits wire transferred from Austin to El Paso, bui UN schools will be able to open on schedule, officials said. Bnlh districts sued for alleged racial discrimination. In Austin, officials said they had received no desegregation plans at all from five of seven school districts sued in the Auslin federal court for alleged non-compliance wilh the civil rights laws. The schools should have filed them Friday, but only Temple and Calvert filed new desegregation plans. In Houston, only Galena Park was known to have made a seltlement with the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Involving the closing of all-Negro Junior high and elementary schools and Uw transferring of black Mails elsewhere. Three other See DESEGREGATION, Pg. 1-A. ;