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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 4, 1973, Abilene, Texas 8-D THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS AMItit, Texts, Thursday Mwmtaj. Jawary 4, in Deaths and Funerals Abilene Mrs. Escobar Funeral for Mrs. Margie "Maria Escobar, 50, of 1318 Peach in Abilene will be at p.m. Thursday at the Southern Hills Church of Christ. Mrs. Escobar, a for- mer supervisor at Abilene State School, died at p.m. Tuesday at Hendrick Me- morial Hospital after a long illness. Avon Malone, minister at the Southern Hills Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park un- der direction of Elliott's Fu- neral Home. Born June 2, 1922, at Grow, she married Felipe Escobar at Reno, Nev. May 8, 1948. They moved from Coleman to Abi- lene in 1964 and had lived here since. Mrs. Escobar had been employed as a supervisor at Abilene State School until ill health forced her retirement. She was a member of the Portland Church of Christ. Survivors are her husband. Felipe; four sons, James and Larry Escobar, both of Rich- mond, Calif., Don Bearden of California and Jerry Bearden of Enola, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Ramirez of Hous- ton; her father, J.T. Gibson of Littlefield; and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Cain of Spring Lake. Mrs. Moreland Funeral for Mrs. Bernice Burkett Moreland, 82, former Abilene resident who died at p.m. Tuesday in the Med- ical Center Hospital in Odessa after a long illness, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of First'Baptist Church of Abi- lene. Dr. James Flamming, pas- tor, will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Kiker-Warren Funeral Home. Born Oct. 21, 1890, Mrs. Moreland was the daughter of pioneer Baptist minister J.C. Burkett. The family moved to Midland in 1900 where Rev. Burkett was the pastor of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Moreland's husband, Moreland, died in 1961. He was owner oE the Dr Pep- per Bottling Co. in Abilene at one time. She was a resident of Abilene for 40 years and was active in church, club and civic" functions. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Carroll Hill of Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Haden Bar- row of Odessa and Mrs. L.B. Howard of Stephenville; one brother, O.S. Burkett of 2722 Old Anson Rd.; five grandchil- dren and four great-grandchil- dren. She was. preceded in death by two daughters. Rufus S. Beall Funeral for Rufus Sylvan Beall, 68, of 1050 Poplar, own- er of R. S. Beall Son Con- struction Co., will be at p.m. Thursday at Elliott's Chapel of Memories. Mr. Beall died at p.m. Monday in Hendrick Memorial Hospital after becoming ill earlier at his home. The Rev. H. B. Terry, pas- tor of the Temple Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Bill Mas- ters, Gene Scott, Lonnie Lock- ley, Pete Funk, Charles Dar- nell and Charlie Atkinson. Survivors are his wife Anna Lee; one son, Joe of 1542 Vic- toria; two daughters, Mrs. Bobbye Ward of Bayfield, Colo, and Mrs. Bettye Szeflin of Palos Heights, 111.; three brothers, Marvin of Donie, Henry of Coleman, Judson of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Ver- nie Powell of 2501 Jeanette, Mrs. Georgia Tinker of Brownwood, Mrs. Szephyr Ivy of Houston, Mrs. Zelma Mur- ray of Donie; and nine grand- children. Mrs. Mary Matheny Funeral for Mrs. Mary Irene Matheny, 100, of 1815 Beech who died at a.m. Wednes- day in Williamsburg Nursing Home after an illness of sev- eral months, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Elliott's Chapel of Memories. Dr. James Flamming, pas- tor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Stephenville Cemetery. Born Nov. 24, 1872 at Monti- cello, Ark., she attended school there. She married Wil- liam F. Malheny on Nov. 13, 1888, at Monticello. She came to Abilene from Stephenville in 1935. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the John Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her husband died Feb. 4, 1938. Also two sons and four daugh- ters preceded her in dealh. Survivors are two daugh- ters, Mary Matheny of 1815 Beech and Louise Matheny of El Paso; one son, William F. Matheny of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. B.A. Owen of Pine Bluff, Ark. and Mrs. O.H. Looney of Nashville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. Mrs. Geneva Smith Mrs. Geneva Smith of 1217 Elmwood Dr. has returned to Abilene after attending the fu- neral of her sister, Mrs. Charles E. Newton of Tyler. Funeral and burial for Mrs. NcAvton were held Tuesday in Tyler. Funerals Today Big Country Claude V. Greenlee BRECKENRIDGE (RNS) Claude V. Greenlee, 69, of Eastland and a Stevens Coun- ty native, died at p.m. Wednesday in Eastland Me- morial Hospital, where he was admitted Dec. 23. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday in Mel- ton's Chapel of Memories. Survivors are his wife of Eastland; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Harvey of Abilene; three sons, Stewart of Weatherford, Donald of Colorado City and Glenn of Fort Leonardwood, Mo.; five brothers, Arthur of Odessa, Clark of Ranger, and Ray, Ross and Albert, all of Breckenridge; two s i s t e r s, Mrs. Ola King of Throckmor- ton and Mrs. Annie Schumann of Lakewood, Ohio; five grandchildren. G. S. Cook SNYDER (RNS) G. S. Cook, 86, of Snyder died at a.m. Wednesday in Cog- dell Memorial Hospital in Sny- der. Funeral is pending with Bell-Seale Funeral Home. Frank A. Cobb GOLDTHWAITE (RNS) Frank A. Cobb, 74, of Mullin died at p.m. Tuesday in Childress Hospital in Goldth- waite. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in First Meth- odist Church in Mullin. W. W. Davis CISCO (RNS) Funeral for W. W. (Boots) Davis, 56, of Cisco who died at p.m. Tuesday in Doctor Cermln's Clinic in Cisco of an apparent coronary attack, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Bible Bap- tist Church in Cisco. 0. C. Reynolds COMANCHE (RNS) Graveside services for 0. C. Reynolds, 69, of Sidney, who died at p.m. Monday in a Comanche. hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Vernon with the Sullivan Funeral Home directing. Gordon C. Jones GOLDTHWAITE (RNS) Gordon Cornelius Jones, 69, of Goldthwaite died at a.m. Wednesday in Childress Hospi- tal in Goldthwaite. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Wilkins Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Lora Mound GOLDTHWAITE (RNS) Mrs. Lora A. Mound, 86, of Goldthwaite died Wednesday in tne Heritage Home in Goldthwaite. Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Wilkins Funeral Chapel. Noel E. Doiley BIG SPRING (RNS) Fu- neral for Noel Eugene Dailey, 53, of Big Spring who died in a local hospital at 1 a.m. Wednesday after a short ill- ness, is pending with Nalley- Pickle Funeral Home. James P. Park DE LEON (RNS) James Pressley (Press) Park, 79, of De Leon, a retired oil compa- ny employe, died at a.m. Wednesday in De Leon Munic- ipal Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Higginboth- am Funeral Chapel in De Leon. BALL1NGER Barter B. Campbell, 76, of the Hatchel community near Ballinger, at a.m. in Allen Davis Fu- neral Chapel; burial in Old Runnels Cemetery. WINTERS Mrs. Marguer- ite Poe Copeland, 57, of Ros- coe at 2 p.m. in Spill Memori- al Chapel; burial in Fairview Cemetery. EASTLAND Ike C. But- ler, 83, of Carbon at 11 a.m. in Carbon Church of Christ; graveside rites at 4 p.m. at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford under direction of Bakker Funeral Home of Eastland. RISING STAR Roland Monroe Earp, 68, retired farmer of Okra community at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Rising Star; burial in Elm Cemetery under direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home of Rising Star. DUBLIN Luke Barrett, 89, lifetime resident of Dublin, at 2 p.m. in Harrell Memorial Chapel; burial in New Dublin Cemetery. Mrs. Carver RISING STAR (RNS) Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Carver, 82, of Rising Star died at p.m. Tuesday in Blackwell Hospital in Gorman. Funeral will be at p.m. Thursday in the First United Methodist Church of Rising Star. Mrs. H. M. Smith COLEMAN Funer- al for Mrs. H. M. Smith, 88, of Santa Anna, who died Tuesday at p.m. in All Saints Hos- pital in Fort Worth, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church in Santa Anna. Mrs. Lucille Chrane BROWNWOOD (RNS) Mrs. Lucille Chrane, 82, of Brownwood died at a.m. Wednesday in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. Funeral will be at 2 .p.m. Thursday in the Davis-Morris Chapel. Mrs. Lizzie Guyton BROWNWOOD (RNS) Mrs. Lizzie Bass Guyton, 83, of North Little Hock, Ark., formerly of Brownwood, died Tuesday in Little Rock. Fu- neral will be at 1 p.m. Satur- day at the Pentecostal Church in Brownwood. J. 0. McDaniel BROWNWOOD (RNS) J. 0. "Jackie Mac" McDaniel, 81, of Zephyr died at a.m. Wednesday in Brown- wood Community Hospital af- ter a long illness. Funeral will be at p.m. Friday in the Davis-Morris Chapel. Mrs. Myrtle McNatr EASTLAND (RNS) Mrs. Myrtle P. McNatt, 87, of East- land died in a Ranger nursing home at p.m. Wednesday. Funeral is pending at Bakker Funeral Home in Eastland. Mrs. Mollie Harris BROWNWOOD (RNS) Mrs. Mollie E. Harris, 85, of Brownwood died at p.m. Wednesday in a local nursing home. Funeral will be at p.m. Thursday in the Wright- Morelock Colonial Chapel. Laborer Is Charged In Priest's Murder Ollie J. Melton DUBLIN (RNS) Ollie Jer- ome Melton, 82, former resi- dent of Dublin, died Wednes- day morning in a nursing home at Commerce. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Harrell Memorial Chapel in Dublin. Fred W. Strother STEPHENVILLE (RNS) Fred W. Strother, 82, of Ste- phenville died at p.m. Tuesday in Sunset Nursing Home in Stephenville afler a two-year illness. Graveside riles will be at a.m. Thursday in Kopperl (tome- I cry in Konpcil Mrs. Thiebaud BROWNWOOD (RNS) Mrs. Louise Thiebaud, 96, of Brownwood died at a.m. Wednesday in a local nursing home. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Wright- Morelock Colonial Chapel. Abilenian Hurt In Car Wreck SWEETWATER (RNS) Richard Lee Ward, 30, of Abi- lene was injured in a one-car accident at p.m. Wednes- day two miles east of Sweet- water on Interstate 20. Investigating Highway Pa- trolman Doug Edins of Sweet- water said Ward was alone in the car when it apparently went out of control, left the road and turned over in a ditch. Ward was taken to Sim- mons Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater for treatment of a broken collarbone and multi- ple laceralions. He was ex- peclcd to be transferred lo Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Edins described road condi- tions at Ihe scone of the acci- dent as good, with no accumu- lations of snow or ice. Ready to leave Herbert Latimore of 5238 Lamesa, a McMurry College student, hands a sleeping bag to Jesse White of Albany to put in the camper as a group of students prepares to depart for points in New Mexico and Arizona as part of a January Term course at McMurry. At left is Dr. Fane Downs, McMur- ry history professor. At right is Belinda Elmers from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. (McMurry Photo) 26 McMurry Students Begin Cold Desert Trek Two classes of McMurry College students set out Tues- day along snow-lined roads, heading toward the teeth of the current frigid weather in New Mexico and beyond. Nine brave students of Dr. Clark Beasley's class, "Ecolo- gy of the plan to camp out a good deal on the wintry Chihuahuan and Sonor- an Deserts of southern New Mexico, Arizona and the Big Bend. The 17 students of "Discover taught by Dr. Fane Downs and artist J. Rob- ert Miller, -had- delayed their departure a day because of the icy weather which struck Monday and only loosened its grasp Tuesday. They staged a snowball fight in the faculty parking lot while waiting for everyone to arrive so they could shove off. THE BEASLEY group left on schedule at 8 a.m. and the larger Indian study group left at 10 a.m. Beasley's ecologists were primarily from Abilene: Andy Blessing of 2301 Glenwood, Glenda Evans of 2256 Anson Ave., Tom Headstream of 4050 Wilshire, Kyle Kimbrough of 509 Briarwood, Pat Liberatore of 2033 Post Oak, Blake Wood- all of 1855 Minter Lane and Mark W u r s c h m i d t of 702 Sayles. Others are Greg Boehning of Dallas and Ellen Collins of Park Ridge, N.J. The ecologists planned to camp in Guadalupe Mountains National Park the first night and at Sitting Bull Falls the next after a visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Other stops include Round Hound State Park near Dem- ing, N.M., Gila Cliff Dwellings, Saguaro National Monument, Old Tucson, Organ Pipe Cac- tus National Monument, the Coronado National Forest, Chiricahua National Monu- ment. They will swing back through the Big Bend National Park and Davis Mountains in Texas, including McDonald Observatory. They travel in two cars, returning Jan. 18. T HE MILLER-DOWNS group is actually two classes, one devoting its time primari- ly to Indian rites, artifacts, arts and architecture under painter Miller who lived for some time among the Nava- jos. He knows some of the lan- guage. Dr. Downs, a history profes- sor, will guide instruction in the -history and culture of the Navajos and Hopis. Miller says students will probably also visit other Indian groups before returning Jan. 18. Abilenians on the Navajo- Hopi study are: Debra Elaine Adams of 3864 N. 9th, Sue Childers of 4037 S. 7th, Jerrell Drummond' of Rt. 3, Gary Landers of 2218 S. 8th, Herbert Latimore of 5238 Lamesa, Ju- lia Talley of 2233 Meander and Sarah Hearrell of 5233 Llano. Others are Terry Holder of Denver City, Susan Ann Jack- son of Colorado City, Ansel Roney of Artesia, N.M., Ken- neth W. Savage of Goldsboro, N.C., Gay Simmons of Nolan, Jesse White of Albany, John H. Williams of Buffalo Gap, William Wilson of Moriarty, Doris Wassum of Amarillo, Belinda Elmers of Ohio. THEIR itinerary will include visits to Crownpoint, Chaco Canyon, Window Rock, Chirile, Canyon de Chelly, Many Kayenta, Monument Valley, Hopi Villages and Ganado in New Mexico and Arizona. Navajo consultants will as- sist with explanations as they visit -homes, tribal headquar- ters, trading posts, etc. CHANNELVJEW, Tsx. (AP) A 24-year-old unemployed laborer was charged Wednes- day with the murder of a Ro- man Catholic priest whose body was found in the rains oi his parsonage that was de- stroyed by fire Monday night. The Rev. C. Laumer Schoppe, 41, pastor of St. An- drew Catholic Church, had been shot' three times. Charged with murder was Alvin George Young, whose lawyer said is the father of two young girls. Young was arrested before dawn at an undisclosed loca- tion. A member of his family said Young had not resided at the family home in the Chan- nelview area for four years. Few details of the investiga- tion that led to the arrest were revealed but Sheriff Jack Heard, who took office only on Monday, said a car license number supplied by the priest figured in the arrest. Investigators earlier had speculated Schoppe was shot during a burglary attempt by someone who had overlooked and who set fire to the parsonage after the shooting. A few hours before the fire was discovered, Schoppe told sheriff's deputies he found the front door of the parsonage open and that he had seen a car being driven away. Depu- ties said it was at that time the priest jotted down the li- cense plate number. After the fire, the priest's empty wallet was found on a seat of his car that was in the garage at the parsonage. Credit cards were scattered nearby. Young's lawyer, David Hol- lingsworth, said Young will enter a plea of innocence. Hol- lingsworth said he probably will seek a changs of venue for the trial. One Killed, 23 Injured Sale of Marijuana In Explosions Nets Probated Term New 42nd Dist. Judge Don Lane handed down his first felony sentence Wednesday, a four-year, probated, prison term to a young Abilenian who admitted possessing 40 "lids" of marijuana on Aug. 6. Jacque Rober Cottingim, 18, of 1421 Beechwood, had been indicted by a 42nd District Court grand jury for "sale of but Judge- Lane dismissed the sale charge at the request of Asst. Criminal Dist. Atty. Sam Moore due to "insufficient evidence." The charges were refiled as "possession o f marijuana" and Cottingim waived grand jury indictment on the new charges and pleaded guilty. Moore recommended the four-year term and did not op- pose probation. Local district judges consistently have re- fused to grant probation in marijuana sale cases in the past, although probation in possession cases has become routine for most first offend- ers. AUSTIN (AP) Texas Court of Crimi- nal Appeals: Mary Alice Taylor, Montgomery. George Friga, Palo Pinto. Douglas Q. Breland, Bexer. Ex parte Johnny Ray Matthes, Hunt. Reversed and remanded: J.D. Brewer, Lubbock David Lett, Travis. Appeal dismissed: Edward Carlos Aiocar, Tarrant. Cottingim's older brother, Mark, 20, received a five-year prison term from Judge Lane's predecessor, Judge Ra- leigh Brown, when he- pleaded guilty to "sale of marijuana" on Nov. 7. Mark Cottingim admitted selling the 40 lids of mari- juana to John Perry, an un- dercover Abilene police nar- cotics agent, for ?140: The sale took place in the 3500 block of Russell and Jacque Cottingim was arrested minutes later at a trailer house on Coachlight, officers said. The younger brother has been in jail in lieu of bond since the night of his arrest. Attorney Bob Ford represent- ed both brothers. S'woter to Honor Rep. Elmer Martin SWEETWATER (RNS) State Rep. Elmer Martin of Colorado City will be honored Thursday between 3 and 5 p.m. at an informal reception at the Chamber of Commerce office in Sweetwater. Serving as host for the event will be Temple Dickson, Sweetwater attorney and for- mer legislator, who is current- ly serving chamber legisla- tive chairman. King George III succeeded to the throne of England on Dec. 30, 1760. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A pair of industrial explo- sions Wednesday at Tyler and Houston left one man dead, 23 hospitalized and 11 injured, most suffering serious burns. At Houston, Darrell Kirkpa- trick was killed in an explo- sion at the Ethyl Corp. plant which injured 11 other men. Nine of them were hospital- ized, two in very serious con- dition. A plant-spokesman said the sudden blast caused no exten- sive damage and was quickly controlled by plant firemen. No cause was established at once. At Tyler, a large kettle of molten steel tipped over in the Tyler Western Foundry and exploded in a burning spray of white hot steel when it touched wet ground. One of the 21 men injured, Travis McGee, 37, said the searing liquid showered found- ry workers with a flaming rain of horror. Twelve men were hospital- ized at Tyler's Mother Frances Hospital. Two other men, Bennie F. Millstead and Fred Moore were rushed to the burns center of Dallas' Parkland Hospital. Burns specialists went into action at the Tyler hospital where administrator Tom Beck said the victims suffered varying degrees of burns over many areas of their bodies. Moore's clothing was burned off while Millstead's shirt was burned away. An autopsy report indicated Schoppe died from gun wounds to the chest, abdomen and back. Meanwhile, parisnooen packed St. Andrew Church to offer prayers Tuesday tfgM for the priest who had been pastor since the parish was established In 1970. "We just said Noel Cowart, explaining that no Tuesday night memorial serv- ice had been scheduled. Schoppe had spent...part of Monday on a toctor clearing a site for a chifrch 'Parting lot. "Father Schoppe ways, right with jeans, waxing wnat- ever needed to be Art Miller said Tuesday Anight. "We're a parish and we must do Slot of main- tenance work ourselves." A Christian ,wake service was at the church Wednesday night. Funeral services will be held there Thursday morning. Accident Rate Drops 38 Per Cent EASTLAND (RNS) East- land Police Chief Johnnie Morren said Wednesday that the incidents of motor vehicle. accidents in the city in 1972 had dropped by 38 per cent over 1971, with a total of 70 accidents having been Investi- gated as compared to a total of 114 for'1971. Morren said that the drop could be credited in part to the opening of Interstate 20 which shuttled heavy highway traffic south of the city. "Also, the public is becoming more aware of the cost of insurance and is beginning to drive more Morren said. For the third consecutive year, a drop in crime rate was noted over the previous year. According to Morren, a de- crease of 45 per cent in local crimes was noted in 1971, with major decreases being noted in theft and burglaries. Morren attributed the drop in crime to "vigorous prosecu- tion" on the part of District Attorney Emory Walton's of- fice, and to heavier patroling on the part 'of city Officers during peak crime periods. Ranger Man Given 2 Years EASTLAND (RNS) A Ranger man, David Allsup, 20, was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary Wednes- day in 91st Dist. Court by Judge Earl Conner Jr. Allsup was originally arrest- ed in November 1971 along with several others and charged with "possession of a dangerous narcotic drug; mar- ijuana." He had been freed on a bond set by Wells Dai- ton, Eastland Justice of the Peace. Allsup's attorney, C. 0. McMillan of Stephenville, im- mediately announced the case would be appealed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin. The sentencing Wednesday was "a matter of Dist. Atty. Emory Walton said, as the result of an amended mo- tion for a new trial that had previously been filed by Mc- Millan. Walton said it probably would be in the early fall be- fore the case would be heard. On Dec.' 29, the USS Constitution, 44 guns, took the British ship Java during the War of 1812. Out on a limb It wasn't all pretty icicles and snow on this wintry day in liously negotiating a slippery hill during Wednesday's damaging Kansas City where the cameraman snapped a lone car cau- storm. (AP Wirephoto)
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