Abilene Reporter News, September 19, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

September 19, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas S'water 19 Stamford 14 Haskell 34 Seymour 6 Anson 24 Aspermont 0 Cleburne 21 Abilene 16 Cooper E. Hills 30 49 Cisco 10 Brady Plains 18 Santa Anna 7 Reagan Co, 43 Ranger 20 Jim Ned 6 Won jOJTHYEAR NO. 66 PHONE 6734271 OR WiTH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS 79604, SATURDAY MORNING. SEPT. MTlOTQlTTHIRTY-SIX PAGES INTWOSECTTONs" IQe DA1LY-25C SUNDAY Showers Up to 2 Inches Fall on Area Blast of Apollo Rodeo clown Quail Dobbs' effort to get his Apollo headed toward the starry heavens was no suc- cess at Thursday's opening night of the West Texas I'air Rodeo. His antics, however, made a booming hit with the crowd. Dobbs will continue to entertain rodeo goers between events at the big show which is scheduled at the Taylor County Coliseum through Saturday night. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Youth Find Carney Xommune' Assault Set-Apart Style of Living By JOHN THOMAS Reporter-News Staff Writer Are hippie communes and traveling carnivals cut of the same material? Some carney people.at the West Texas Fair think so. "Thev carnival has a definite, set-apart life Ray Zlnlinski, an operator at a ring- toss booth in the Hames Carnival, said. Ray, 20, and his brother, Al, 22, are of a generation whose members may consider the drop-out style of living. But, although they sport mod hair styles, the brothers have been traveling with carnivals for three and four years, respectively. They find it "a great way to live." Martin Xorn, of a generation which knew what a gypsy was (he Is agrees with ths Zlnlinskls. Zorn operates the test of strength booth. Communes and carnivals are alike In that "the people are so close Zorn said. "They stick to each other. If one gets sick, the others will chip in their shirts to help." "It's kind of like the gypsies must have Al said. "You RAY ZINLINSKl carnival operator move around. You're on your own in a way. But if you need help, there are all these great people around you." A large group of area residents poured onto the West Texas Fairgrounds Friday night. Some went to the carnival to give a whirl to the bootlis the Zinlinski brothers and Zorn operate. Others went to the rodeo AL ZINLINSKI 4 years in business sponsored by the Rodeo Cowboys Associalion in the Taylor County Coliseum. The rodeo will continue Saturday with performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The carnival and fair booths will be open Saturday until midnight, when the West Texas Fair officially closes. Driving conditions around the See CARNEY, Pg. 2-A Roy, Dale Get 'Texas Howdy' At WT Rehabilitation Center By STERLING TUCKER Reporter-News Staff Writer Mildred Mehaffey had her fondest dream come true Friday when she met Dale1 Evans and Roy Rogers and received an autographed picture from them. Mildred, 35, of Odessa, is at the Ahilene State School. She has been an avid fan of Hoy Rogers end Dale Evans for the past 12 years. "She folds clothes with a picture of Roy in front of a- teacher at the school said. "A picture of Roy will last her about a year. She carries it until it gets so old and faded she can't see it, then she will get a new one. I know that meeting Roy Rogers In person has been a great thrill for her." The meeting between Mildred, ir Schedule SATURDAY am. Judging of A.Q.H.A. Approved Youth Per- formance Clattes (in Coliseum) Judging of Open Youth Performance Chits- es (in Coliseum) Judging of Quarter Hone Performance (in Coliseum) a.m. Judging of 4-H Club Girl's Demonstration! (Women's BIdg.) a.m. Judging of Tractor Operators'Official Con- tut t.m. Judging of Show (Show Arena) 2 lOO p.m. RCA Rodeo featuring Roy Rogen and Dale Evans fp.nt. Judging of Newspaper Throwing Contest p.m. Judging of Quarter Horse Halter (Show Arena) (Afm-ei, Stailioni Si Geld- ings) Presentation of AH Arnund Trophy p.m. RCA Rodeo featuring Roy Rogers and Dale Kvaru in Coliseum p.ro. Bill CamJTal "Free Act" p.m. WEST TEXAS FAIR OFFICIALLY CLOSES Roy and Dale came about as a result of a letter to "Action a feature of The Reporter- News. A ward supervisor at the Abilene State School wrote a letter to Ellie Rucker, Action Line writer, and told her of Mildred. She asked if a meeting could be arranged. It could, and was. The picture signing took place at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center Friday. The Rogers were at the Center to talk to the children and to promole public interest in the center's work with the handicapped. "Roy and I have always been close to handicapped children and the Institutions that work with Dale said in an Interview at the Center Friday. "Our first child was a mongoloid and only lived to be two years old. Another of our children suffered brain damage during birth and was slightly retarded, so you can see we have a personal knowledge of the handicapped and are very much interested in places like the West Texas Rehabilitation Center." Roy and Dale aald they did not come prepared to sing at the Center, however, they did ring one song with the children joining In. They sang "The Bible Tells Me So" to the delight of about 50 children and TOUR, Page 2-A On Child Charged Felony charges of "assault with intent to tmirder with malice aforethought" were filed Friday against Robert Haas, 35, of 5120 Taos, in connection with the alleged beating of his six- year-old daughter. Teresa Ann Haas remained in critical condition late Friday in the pediatrics ward of Hendrick Memorial Hospital after being transferred from the Intensive care unit. The child was admited In critical condition about 6 p.m. Thursday with what was found to be a fractured skull and multiple head Injuries. Haas was being held in Taylor County Jail late Friday in lieu of bond set by Justice of the Peace Roland Dunwody He was arrested about p.m. at S. 7th and Leggctt. Officials charge that Haas struck his daughter following an incident in which a neighbor accused Teresa and her 2H year old brother of drawing on her house with crayolas. The child was unconscious when taken to Hendrick by another neighbor, police said. wiiTiiir U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU CW'itfllr Mlp pg. 178} ABILENE AND VICINITY radlui) Partly cloudy Saturday through Sunday wMh wrtfely suliered thunder- showers Saturday afternoon and eveiilnp High Saturday In fow 70s. low Satur- day nIBht In the low 70s. Winds southerly 5 to 15 m.p.h. Probability of 20 per ctMit Saturday, 10 per cent Satur- day night. TEMPERATURES Frl. a.m. Frl. p.m. u Bt Probably in anticipation of the closing Saturday of the West Texas Fair here, the weather got in some good drops Friday as numerous towns in the area reported measurable rainfall. Abilene .recorded only a trace of rain throughout the day Friday, but the Weather Bureau is forecasting a 20 per cent chance for showers during the last day of the fair and a 10 per chance Saturday night. Most of the showers outside Abilene during the afternoon were brief but intense and, no matter what their length, welcome. Rotan, normally one of the drier towns in West Texas, had a fun-filled 20 minutes Friday when .90 fell in that short period. The final measurement, after some additional drizzle, was a full inch. Anson recorded one of the heaviest area showers, as 2.1 inches fell in about three hours. Ballinger and Roby fell a bit short of Anson's deluge, recording 1.65 and 1.85 respectively, both in "on and off" type rains. In a less hectic shower, Winters also recorded a full inch and "a little more according to residents. It looked )ike a heavy rain in Comanche but wasn't really as only .55 fell in one downpour. Brownwood's .48 rain took the longest to fall as the scant rain came down in about 12 hours. Other area rainfall over the half-inch mark included .71 in Lawn, .70 in Noodle, and .61 in Big Spring. Most of Texas was drying out Friday after the rains in the wake of Tropical Storm Felice, which caused deluges up to five or six inches at some spots dur- ing the past few days. IN HASKELL AREA Check Ends 15-Year Quest for Reservoir ITIUINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Tr. Total for Year 15.94 Normal for Year ANSON BALLINGER BIG SPRING _____ BROWNWOOD COMANCHE _____ DE LEON DUBLIN LAWN NOODLE PAINT ROCK ROBY ROTAN SNV'DER SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WINTERS 18.10 2.10 1.65 .61 .43 .55 .38 Tr. .71 .70 ..Tr. 1.85 1.00 .80 .44 .15 1.00 Reporter-News Austin Bttrcan voice of L. B. Patterson Sr. of Munday broke as he was handed a check for Friday by Chairman Marvin Shurbet of the Texas Water Development Board, "It was 15 years ago, just about now, that we started studying the feasabillty o( the Patterson said. "Representatives of seven towns met in Munday and organized. This is the happiest thing in my life." The blue state warrant was a loan from the Water Development Fund to the West Central Texas Municipal Water Authority to finance land buying for the reservoir on Millers Creek. It will supply municipal water for Haskell, Munday, Goree and Knox City. Delivery of the slate loan was the culmination for Patterson, president of Hie board of the authority, of 15 years of work. The project has been before the Texas Water Rights Commission, the legislature, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Water Development board many times. It has been the subject of several elections in the cities involved. Quite a delegation from the area came to Austin for the ceremony of the' first phase of the state loan. Mrs. Patterson was among these in the group and chairman Shurbet Insisted that she be ttrougtit to the head table for a photograph. "I know Mrs. Patterson has spent many a night at home alone while Mr. Patterson has been working on the Shurbet said, "It's been long and hard. We wish you all the luck In the world." "We ran into a lot of road Patterson said, "and we have had to survey around them. We thank God for his help in bringing this to pass." Others present for the completion of the first state loan for the project were R. C. Couch Jr., vice president of the WCTMWA; Pete Beachard of Goree, office manager and Mrs. Beachard; Abe Turner of Haskell National Bank; H. 0. Abbott and Robert Herren of Haskell; James Nichols of Fort Worth, engineer for the project; Peter M. Tart of Dallas, bond attorney; and Frank McMahon, fiscal adviser for the authority. Howard Boswell, executive director, Danny Burger, development and fund manager, and W, E. Tinsley, vice chairman, all of the Water Development Board, came to the new state finance building for the meeting. It followed approval of the Sec QUEST, Pg. 2-A 7S 75 ___ 74 ___ 74 ____ 8! 7i U 75 80 7S............. 77 79 13 85 85 High and row for 24-hours ending 9 p m.: fl and High and lew same dale last Year: 74 KfA lasl nlghl: today: lonlghl] BaronttFer reading at 9 p.m.: 3006 .1 p.m.: Jl. 2 YOUNG MEN officers speculate KILLED IN ROADSIDK ACCIDENT 3n they were working on their motorcycle, right foreground 2 Cyclists Struck, Killed Near Cisco By JOHN THOMAS Reporter-News Staff Writer CISCO- Two young Michigan men were killed instantly at p.m. Friday 5.9 miles west of Cisco on I. II. 20 when they were NEWS INDEX AimsMnmti 13X 11B 14A Church Camlts 9R 10, UK 4, JA Wl 17A 7-IJA TVUt 14A TV tttvt )4A WOIMK'I Nswt 1, Jl hit by a pickup driven by an Abilene man. 0. Volney Farnsworth, 46, of 2850 S. 5th, Abilene, was the driver of the vehicle involved. He was not injured. Highway Patrolman Kenneth Smith, who investigated the accident, said the two men were on the paved shoulder on the westbound lane when hit. He said they may have been working on their motorcycle, which was not struck. The bodies were thrown about 100 yards from the motorcycle. Killed were Rlckte Woods, 18, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and James C. Kennedy, 20, of Detroit, Mich. Woods recently graduated from high school. Kennedy is survived by his wife and one child, both of Detroit. The two men were on their way to California for a vacation, relatives said. Smith said the Kaslland office of the Department of Public Safety was continuing its investigation Friday night. Justice of the Peace W. L. Lewis of Cisco said he was withholding a ruling on the deaths until Saturday. Funeral is pending at Rust- Mai tin-Rhyne Funeral Home in Cisco. Goldwoter Cancels at CJC CISCO Sen. Barry Goldwaler has cancelled his appearance at Cisco Junior College here Monday. He was to be the lead-off speaker In the CJC Current Affairs Se- ries. A CJC official said Friday night that Golrtwater had cancelled because of an important committee meeting in Washington. He said it was the military equipment committee. No replacement program will be named for Monday. The official said the college would refund Ihe ticket price to all ticket-holders Irn eluding those with season tickets. V ;