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Publication: Abilene Reporter News August 28, 1970

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 28, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron i 90TH YEAR, NO. 73 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 28, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Associated PrcsHJP, Storms Brew Inside Weather Bureau Offices Four Bureaus Passed Over in Pay Increases LUBBOCK, Tex. (API-Storm clouds started building this week inside several Texas Weather Bureau offices follow- ing a controversial government graded pay increase which was given lo weathermen at all bul frAr bureaus around the state. Del Rio, the. Houston Airport station, one of the Forl Worth stations, and the Lubbock Weather Bureau, were passed over in the pay boosts. The reasons given for the dual system were a set of standards issued by the national headquar- ters of the ESSA Weather Bu- reau at Silver Springs, Md., de- termining which offices were to get the increases. Of 66 offices in the Ill-stale Southwest'region, weather serv- ice specialists in 45 got the Civil Service promotions. A source at the Lubbock Wcatlicr Bureau said the lack of a pay increase would relegate that bureau to the status of a training station. One experienced weatherman in Lubbock already has applied for a position elsewhere and the source said others could follow. The standards tor raises were included in an Aug. 21 directive issued from the national Weath- er Bureau olfice in Silver Springs, Md. The standards required of a' particular office to receive the upgrading include a public serv- ice program (meaning the woalhor bureau, must issue storm warnings for one or more provide adaptive local forecasting; and. consult ils service to special users other Ilian aviation; and the bureau must have a long range radar. The source said the Lubbock office was disqualified from re- ceiving the raises because they have what is classified as a short range range o[ 150 miles. Del Rio was disqualified be- cause they have no large public service program or long range radar according lo a spokesman lor the Fort Worth Regional of- fice. Shrcve Goodwin, molerologisl in charge of the weather bureau at Del Rio, said he thought the standards were prctly arbitrary. "A man who's sitting in a large metropolitan area, putting out storm warnings for a million people, doesn't necessarily have lo do any more work than a man issuing warnings tor like we Goodwin said. A top official in' the Silver Springs, Md. weather headquar- ters, however' said [here had to be some distinction made. "We tried to develop a good solid rational, concerning de- mands and responsibilities for our weather bureau said Earl Eslclle, assistant to the as- sociate ESS A. Science Service Administration director. "We recognized from the be- ginning (hat our field staff was under paid and up till now a journeyman at a weather bu- reau office, was paid the same whether he worked at Chicago or Podunk. "As is true with any situation v.-hich diffcrenliates, you're go- ing to have unhappy people. We have empathy for the situation in Lubbock as. in many other places, but Uiere simply has to be some rational about demands and responsibilities of the job and pav." Eslolle said. Army Arsenal Blast Kills 2 West Texans Rush to Charged 'Mystery Doctor' M f DEATH SCENE A 10-year-old Spotsylvania County boy died Va, The boy; Ricky Hall, although not. an experienced tractor this tractor Thursday when it overturned with him driver, was-believed to have moved the tractor forward and r'wfmevne'was visiting a neighbor's farm near Fredericksburg, lost control. The youth at left is'a neighbor. (AP Wirephoto) He Has Terminal Ailment Inmates Flee Pound Like In Disney Movie WICHITA FALLS, TEX. (AP) Police suiil a Wichita Falls family Thursday stormed tlie city dog pound and their efforts mat ivitli howling success. About 75 dogs warp, jreed short- ly after 8 p.m., witnesses said when a man, woman and two boys broke into llie pound to free their dogs luhich hud been picked lift earlier. They took tlicir pets and the others apparently saw their chance anil miidc a break for free- dom- I''rashcr Johnson, manager of the pound, and his "prmfi" icas still out rounding np the scatter- ed dogs late Thursday night. Police held the iinarlct on sus- picion of burglary. They were identified by neighborhoml chil- dren who tnld police they wit- nessed tiie entire break. Pens holding cuts and otlir.r nwls were not opened, for tuhicti Johnson breathed a sigh of relief. ODESSA, Tex. (AP) West Texas residents rushed to the aid Thursday of critically ill Dalgleish, 27, who a month ago W2S charged with il- legally practicing medicine in (he nearby town of -McCamey. Ian Dalgleish, brother of the former "mystery now suffering with a terminal kidney ailment, arrived here Thursday in hope of arranging passage home to Australia so Francis could be reunited with their parents. McCarriey .residents'have do- nated'about toward air fare and Odessa lawyer Warren Bur- nett has offered to post the bail. Dalgleish also is charged in Anchorage, Alaska, with obtain- ing money under false pretenses. "Mo was always said Ian, "but he loves medical Vrork." He said his brother was quali- fied in Australia as a veterinary technologist and has a diploma in animal husbandry. Asked if he knew why his brolher went to McCamey, Ian said he felt sure it was because the small, quiet town was a Lawyers Still Work Jury at C-City COLORADO CITY Two additional jurors were selected Thursday, bringing to only nine the number sealed during the first four days of the murder trial of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Eugene Monleith of Abilene. The laborious task of picking the final Ihree jurors continued Friday morning and there were .indications it will be next week testimony begins. Accepted by state and defense attorneys Thursday were Johnny IVEOTf US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Weilhtr P9- 7-A) ARILENE AND VICINITY raS'uj) Fair FrMiy WouBh Saturday wim warm afternoons .vj cox nigtiU. The hmh both afternoons in lha mid Wi -and a low Friday nlflht in 1ht arvtr 63s. lignl roultwailerly. TEMPERATJRES Thuriday p.m. iftj FrMay a_Tn. n n ti I'M l.UI 'TV......... 44 U and low for -M-houri erring and low unw dale last year: II "Sunset Hsl ntjnl: p.m.) win Ml a.m.; MXint -tonight: P Ba'romtlfr reading M.M. HwlWItv al J a.m.: 54 cent. Grubbs, an employe of the Texas Highway Dept., and Fred McKay, 51, Wolf Electric Co. employe, both of Colorado Cily. The 23-year-old Monleilh and his 18-year-old wife, Judy, are charged in the allege'd. beating death of their three-month-old daughter, Stephanie, in Abilene last January. The-two-extremes of punish- ment for murder seems to be the biggest hurdle in obtaining a jury here. Eight of the 17 turned down Thursday said they couldn't, under any circum- stances, assess the death penalty. On the olhcr hand, four said they could not conceive of a murd.er case in which (hey could pass a sentence of two years in prison, the minimum. Defense attorneys cut three and the stale two. None was excused because of havi.ig already foimcd an opinion in the case. Through Thursday. 53 persons had been questioned as prospec- tive jurors. About 10 art left on the special venire. Market Higher NEW YORK (AP) Stock prices opened higher today, wilh advances holding a 2 to i lead over declines. place his brother could do the type of work he had always wanted (o do. Ian said besides generous con- tributions from McCamey and Odessa a represenla- live from the Sydney (Australia) Horning Herald lelephoned from New York lo say lhat newspaper would help. Joe Collins, Hie McCamey hos- pilal director, said of Dalgleish, "I couldn't fault his work." He is aiding Ian in efforts lo raise money and cut through red tape. In the 17 days he served as the hospital's only doctor, Dal- gleish' admitted 18 patients lo Ihe hospital and treated 47 per- sons in all, including viclims of car wrecks. Collins said lhat reservations have been confirmed for Sunday for a return flight to Australia. Dalgleish is undergoing a dialy- sis process that will be com- pleted early Sunday morning. The family is from Townsville, Queensland, on the northeast coast of Australia. RADKOKD, Va. (AP) The Rariford Army arsenal was rocked ea.-ly today by an explo- sion lhat killed Iwo employes, injured four other persons and caused an estimated damage. The explosion and (ire oc- curred shortly afler Hie third shift had gone on duty al mid- nighl. Officials said a 25-by-6fl-foot building was destroyed. The explosion sent a fireball billowing inlo Ihe skies and resi- dents reported the blasl shook houses as far as five miles from the plant. The planl is operated, under government contract by Her- Clouds Mar Air Search ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) Air Force officials said poor visibility was hampering a search Thursday for a four-en- gine C124 Globemasler cargo plane and ils seven-man crew, missing since Wednesday night on a flight from Washington slate to Cold Bay, Alaska. A spokesman al Elmendorf Air Force Base Rescue Coordin- ation Center said ''The latest word we've had is that low clouds are hampering the search." Aside from aircraft flying above the clouds with electronic .search gear, the .spokesman said there is a single helicopter scanning the coastline visually." The aircraft, assigned to the 116th Air National Guard Wing at Atlanta, Ga., disappeared about 10 p.m. Wednesday on a flight from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., lo ils Aleutian Is- land destination. The flight originated at Sav- annah, Ga. The crew was identified as Maj. William G. Goggans Jr., Savannah, Ga., the pilol; 2nd Lt. Bobby R. Bowon, Atlanta, Ihe copilot; Maj. Paul R. Jones, Haines Cily, Fla., [he T. Sgt. Charlfon L. Cohen, Pool- er, Ga., S. Sgl. Thomas L. Fo- gle, Aiken, S.C., M. Sgt. Wesley E. Vaughan, Garden Cily, Ga., and M. Sgt. Carl J. Worrell, also of Garden Cily. cules, Inc. Plant officials said an investigation Is under way lo delermine what caused Ihe ex- plosion. The dead were identified as Gilbert G. Killen, 28, Dublin Va, and Wallace L. Doyle, 29, Christiansburg, 'Va! The arsenal is six miles from this southwest Virginia city. Hercules operates the facility under the Army's jurisdiction. Col. Robert J. Douglas, com- manding officer at the arsenal, said Ihe explosion took place in a powder processing building during part of a pre-blending 'operation. .Douglas said the process is mostly remote but a step he lenned a '.'charging op- eration" requires workmen to be inside Ihe building.. The usual number of work- men Involved In the charging operation is six to eight, he said, but only five the two dead and three of Ihe in- in the wooden frame building when the explo- sion occurred. A woman employe riding a shuttle bus near the building at the time of the explosion was treated for shock. The building-itself was sur- rounded by a wooden barricade, designed to deflect any blasl away from personnel and nearby buildings. The .barricade worked, caus- ing the fireball I hat was seen in. Hadford wheie residents i also reported feeling effects of the blast. Douglass' said Die Army also plans an investigation of the ex- plosion. Teenager, 15, Pulls Two Hitches in War FT. CARSON, Colo. (AP) Waller I-ee Martin is a twice- wounded .veteran of two tours in Vielnam and is only 15 years old, says the U.S. attorney's of- fice. Martin of Dolhan, Ala., 6 feet 3 and 198 pounds, joined the Army three years ago under an assumed name and went lo Vietnam where lie was wounded at the age of 13. His real identi- ty eventually was learned and he was shipped home, according to Assl. U.S. Ally. James Ri- chards. Now, two years laler, the Army has found lhat Marlin somehow got back into its ranks under another alias. And, Rich- arris said, Martin has been married for four months. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 6A Bridge 2B Clossified V-15B Comics SB Editorials addresses gHei. Please lekpbwe-Mfaben if ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 28, 1970

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