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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1970, Abilene, Texas l! McMurry 30 Prairie V. H. Payne 35 27 13ACC Okla. 28 SMU 11 Stanford Arkansas 28 34 41 Wichita 21 Tuiane 31 UTA 14 T.Lutheran 23 5. Carolina 14 Ore, SI, 36 W. Forest 12 "WITHOUT OR OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS ,T 'Best Fair Ever Opens Tomorrow See FAIR, Sec lion F may have an enjoyable visit to Ihe Fair." of Some cold drink concessions were already in operation ft business' Wesl Tcxas ed down and the temperature neared 95 degrees, hoi dry fair workers nocked lo Ihe cold drink booths There was a lot of livestock already there with more corn- tag in. But the number of pens still empty indicated that there was stall a lot more to come. Most of Ihe cattle were there, but hardly any sheep and few horses. Air condition- ers were going in the livestock pens to keep the animals cool in the hot afternoon. The Bill Hames midway shows and rides were not at the fairgrounds Saturday, but fair spokesman said they were expected to start arriving about midnight Saturday and would be set up and ready lo ran by Sunday night Baker said that many new attractions have been obtained for Ihe 1970 Fair. The largest number of livestock entries in the history of the fair have been received and the first rodeo ever given at the West Texas Fair will be presented Thurs- day, Friday and Saturday nights, and a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Another first this year is the Industrial Arts Division which is expected lo attract the attention of persons of all ages, students and adults alike. "We have added some very interesting exhibits this year, which we are sure everyone will he said. "There are also fine exhibits of art, antiques, handcrafts and many .displays of talents and "On all sides there is progress bigger tractors fast-- er transportation improved farming techniques finer livestock. "From "saddles to rockets" we believe that everyone will find it all at the 1970 West Texas Baker said. Baker added that the Fair will again bring the bftit in entertainment at the Taylor County Coliseum. .jOn Monday and Tuesday nights will be the Charley Pride .show while on Wednesday the Blackwood Brothers and 'Stamps Quartet snd others will perform. Then on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be the RCA rodeo featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. New features on the midway, Baker said, will Include Don Alfonso and his balancing act at 11 p.m. each night, Danny Sailor the woodchopper, and several new rides and concessions that have been added to the BUI Hames Carnival which are sure to attract the youth of the Big Country. A pole climbing event for the youngsters is also scheduled. The family day contest on Thursday is among several Turn to FAIR, Pg. 1B-A Associated Preu (IP) Vice Chairman Of UT Regents Resigns Post ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) The vice chairman of the Uni- versity of Texas System regents resigned Saturday in an appa- rent dispute with regents Chair- man Frank C. Erwin Jr. Vice Chairman Jack Josey of Houston said his resignation was effective immediately. He said he would keep his post as a re- gent, which expires in January. "Tlie chairman and indeed the board should have a vice chair- man whose ideas and views on Texas Lass Wins Miss America Title Photo winner winners in this year's West Texas Fair T.Sgt Lawrence Waddy, shows his true-ribbon winner Waddy. who is in charge of. photography a Dyess AFB, was the first-place winner in the open class in black and ivhite photography. Photography was one of the contests which were judged Saturday in the fair, which of- ficially opens Monday. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE ESS A WEATHER BUREAU (WMlher Map Po. ABILENE AND VICINITY ra- dlus) Partly cloudy and mild Sunday through Mrxitfny. C h a n c crl WiuTKWShowers Sunday and night. High Sunday and Monday near W, Lew night 70. Probability of Sunday afternoon 30 centj M Mr wnt Sunday nlghr. Southsrly winds 1i) to IS m.p.h- TEMPERATURSS 79 7R 7i 75 75 75 74 40 Hostages Held As Jets Blown Up H n n ?B fll 13 85 U K10h low for 10 p.m.: 94 and 74. High and lew lirt yntrt 71 and SunMit last nlgfiti mnrlia today; a.rn.i ftjnlflMi p.m. Baromater reading at 10 p.nvi M 1ft. Humidity al 10 p.m.: per By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arab guerrillas led all passen- gers off three hijacked airliners In the Jordanian desert Satur- day and 15 minutes later blew the gathering of planes Into a worthless Utter of junk. By Saturday night all but 40 of the 280 persons who had been held as hostages were free. The commandos said they were re- Ranger Approves Hospital District RANGER voters Saturday chose again to create a Ranger Hospital District and issue in hospital bonds. The Saturday special election came after a similar vote on May 24, 1969 approved the NEWS INDEX AklbfK Evtnti 1-B Amuwmwtti 11-13-C 4-B Auitln Notebook 13-A B.rrv't WerU 4-1 8o.lt. 14-C 12- C (inlMK 6-1, 13-C CbnifM 7-12-D Cmnvwd PuizU UthuMt 10. C Firm N.WI Htntotl faHtnH 12- A i-l MottMt It, 14-A M M, 11-D Tmil M T. HMffh 4-1 TV T.fc (Ml Stctfen H WMHM'I Mm II, lt-C district by a two-to-one majority. The election was contested and ruled invalid because of an earlier Supreme Court ruling concerning the eligibility of voters in such elections. The first proposal carried Saturday night called for the "voting for or against the creation of the Ranger Hospital District and providing the levy of the tan not to exceed 75 cents on each valuation upon all taxable property situated within said district." Voting In two one for property owners and the other folk non-property owners, the creation of Oie district carried with 397 votes for and 130 against among property owners and SI tor and It against in the non-property owners' box. The Istuanoe of the bonds was carried by property owners, who cut M tor, and 130 and also won the ixm-pwperty owners, 77 tor and In abMntM wHng, right Tm U RANGER, taining 35 men and 5 Israeli girls to reinforce their demands for release of seven guerrillas held in Europe. A fourth plane worth mil- lion had been blown up at Cairo at Ihe start of the world's worst week of air piracy. A spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation ot Palestine stated categorically no lives were lost In the Jordan explosions of a Trans World Air- lines 707, a Swissair DCS and a VC10 of British Overseas Air- ways Corp. But he added: "This was the first step of our warning follow- ing the delay of the three West- ern governments to concede to our terms." The front's original terms were that Britain, Switzerland and West Germany had to re- lease (he Arab commandos in their custody or the planes would be blown up wilh passen- gers still aboard. The Marxist guerrillas issued a new communio.ue Saturday adding an unexplained twist to the demands. It said about 40 Is- raeli, British, Swiss, West Gor- man and American passengers men and five Israeli girls being detained as host- ages. Some would bo held "for the statement said, and others would be con- sidered hostages "against our militants held in ihcse colonial lands." It was unclear what the front wanted the United States to da. No member ol the Arab com- mando groups Is known to be detained ia this country. Ttvt xUrted releas- ing women and children from early Saturday and they were brought Into Amman aboard camouflaged army (rucks. Except for men among Uw 40 hostages who were taken to an undisclosed site, the male pas- sengers arrived in the Jorda- nian capital in a convoy of trucks. One of them, Karl Wcrder, New York City, said the remain- ing men were rounded up and held aboard the Swissair jet un- til 15 minutes before explosions Turn to HT.IACKEHS, Pg. 10-A ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Phyllis George, a brown- haired Texas beauty, modest about her figure, was named Miss America 1971 Saturday night. The 21-year-old Texas Chris- tian University senior who wants to get into broadcasting said she was afraid she had be- come "too muscular after six years of cheerleading." "1 was afraid my body wasn't feminine said' the 36- 23-36 Miss America from Den- tort, Tex. After winning in the swimsuit competition Phyllis also said she had been afraid She was "too skinny" tb win. The brown-eyed 5-foot-8, 121- pound Miss America gave a piano rendition of "Raindrops Keep Falling On My but failed to win in talent competi- tion. She said she had an unusual charm which seemed to forecast her good luck. "I brought a her- mit crab from Texas with me and the day he finally crawled out of his box here I won." Miss Iowa, Cheryl Browne, was the first black contestant in the pageant's history. Although she failed to win preliminary talent competition, she was giv- en a special award for her bal- let dancing. The pageant, In Its 50th year, also allowed the girls for the first time to answer "controver- sial questions" as long as the questions were not too personal in nature. The new Miss America em- braced the old Miss America and began crying. Her royal crown was placed on her head and her sceptre in her hand. She suddenly dropped the crown on the runway and kept it in her hands as she walked down while the capacity crowd of at Convention Hall gave her a standing ovation. (AP WlrwHoto) Pm'LLfS GEORGE hardly too muscular methods and procedures are more closely akin to the chair- man's Josey said In a statement released during a closed executive session of the regents. "I remain in full support of the University of Texas admin- istration and will continue my best efforts In behalf of higher he said. "After this announcement I will make no other public statement on the subject." Erwin, who has been involved in several recent disputes In the University of Texas administra- tion, declined comment on the resignation and the three-hour closed meeting. "If I told you what went on in the executive session, It wouldn't be an executive he told newsmen. Josey, an oil man and rancher Is in the last year of a six-year term on the board. He had been vice chairmag since 1966, ap- pointed by Erwin. He indicated he would not seek reappointment to the board in January, "I promised my wife last year that I wouldn't do Josey said. Erwin said he assumed: a new vice chairman would be named, in Houston at the next regents' meeting. Librarian at CJC Dies; Rites Monday CISCO (RNS) _ Mrs. Helen Oneta Ferguson, 50, died at a.m. Saturday in Cisco. Funeral will he at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Cisco with Dr. Bob Evans, pastor .officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with Rust-Martin-Rhyne Funeral Home in charge. She was a resident of Cisco the past eight years. She moved here from Clarksville. She married V.B. Ferguson, Dec, 25, 3345, in Taylor. She was librarian at Cisco Junior College the last six years. For two years prior to that she was a Cisco High School librarian and teacher. Friday the board of regents of Cisco Junior College announced that the aiido-visual center of the new library on the campus will be named for Mrs. Ferguson. She was a member of the Delphinium Club, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Federated Women's Clubs of Cisco, Texas State Teachers Association, Texas State Junior Colleges Teachers Association and the National and Texas State Library Associations. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Bruce and Bobby Ferguson, both of Cisco; one daughter, Mrs. Bobby Hitt of Wichita Falls; three brothers, Ivfoody H. Galbrcath of Texas Cily, and .1. H. Galbreath of Austin; three sisters, Mrs. Harmon Meixner of Claude Mrs. T.T. Dittrich of Big Spring and Mrs. Cecil Curtis of BurkburnDtl. Demolition experts taw tter bwu, td t e' uner iney blew up at a dewrt airstrip it Al Khana, drawing from the area with about 40 hostages. The other passengers were freed by the guerrillas, (AP Wirephoto)
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