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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas ''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT S3RD YEAR, NO. 20C PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, PAGES IN TIIRKE SECTIONS jtssociaied Press (fP) Return of Freezing Rain Is Predicted Missing Father Remembered Philip-ami Karen Mis William L. Brooks of 2517 Wooclridgc, look at a'plaque of clippings about Hie men .missing in action in the Vietnam-war. Their-falher has been an MIA since MIA his plane Mas shot clcmn oyei Laos Apul 22 1970 An An Force Lieutenant Colonel, he of three Dyess AFB personnel missing in action in Southeast Asia. (Staff Photo by John Davis) Feeling Forgotten CONI.EY ilcpoftcr-News Stuff Writer and months three Abilene families will mark special anniversa- ries, along with only about other families in Ihe na- lion. They won't-be happy anni- versaries. Instead the families will be remembering that from four to eight years have passed since they learned their loved ones were missing in action in Southeast Asia. to add to Iheir burdens the families say 197J was a partic- Christmas. card Irom him. .Mrs. .William Brooks, THE family, Mai. ty) .and. Mrs. Henry because after the POWs came home, most including the .seemed to for- get them. MRS. KUWAHU M. Parsley of 5il9 Durango Dr., whose husband has been missing since Feb. ,1, 15G6, -said Ibis Christmas was the first 'since President Nix-on has been in office that the families of Ihe missing men didn't receive a. reported -1970, said that while- Ihe card may seem like a litlle Ihing, "I tliink that's kind of indicative that he'd sorl of like lo forget we're here. "All Ihe government seems to be '-said .'Mrs. Brooks, "is thai we don't have any proof there are any in" men alive and we say, well, you don't have any .proof they're dead, either." has' been vfaifmg. since May S, MBS, 'lo hear news .of .their son Henry (J. (Jerry) Mundl II. His F4C Phantom jet was downed near Chavane Airfield, Laos, on that dale toy a surfacerto-air missile. Mrs. Mundf said, "Every time Ihe President says all our POWs were relumed it's like slicking a knife in our hcans. We know of men who were See STILL, Pg. 9A, Col. I Dig out those tire chains one more lime, folks. 11 looks like the freezing rain and icy pavements are back. Tlic National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain warn- ing for all of the Big Country through Wednesday nighl. Fore- caster Jack S c h n a b e 1 said Wednesday Ihe blanket of freez- ing rain already covered a wide area, stretching from Amarillo to Midland to San Angelo to Abi- lene and was slowly moving westward. Till: BOTTOM dropped oul of Ihe thermometer when a cold front moved through the area Tuesday night plunging temper- atures in Ihe cily from a com- fortable Kl al S p.m. lo an un- comfortable 37 an hour later.. The low here was 22 degrees. The worst should be over by Schnabel said, with precipitalioh ending and lompcraUires rising to 40 de- grees.-'But il will lake until al leiisl weekend lo reach the balmy 51 degree highs thai are normal for Ihis time of year. Low temperature readings re- ported in area cities also reflecl- Speed Limit Order Signed AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Gov. Dolph Briscoe has signed a 'Texas Highway Commission order reducing (lie speed limit stale's highways from Tpi'iiiHey iiivvhour to tive Jan. The commission approved the order after a brief hearing Tuesday. Briscoe signed il lal- w in Ihe day. Texas would have losl J240 million in federal highway funds if it had failed to reduce its speed limit lo 55. A bill signed by President Nixon Jan. 2 orders Ihe secretary of transporlalion lo disapprove highway projects in slates thai fail 1o cui their speed limils lo 55 in order to save fuel. cd Ihe front's passage. Colorado Cily reported 20, Winters 2-1, Easlland 25, Hallingor 27, Sweet- water 20 and Stamford 19, Freezing rain and sleol struck the Texas Panhandle and a large part of Hie western portion of the stale today, crealing hazardous driving con- ditions. ONK MAN was found frozen to death in Amarillo. Shortly after dawn streets in Amarillo were slick with sleet and freezing drizzle. The Weather Service said Hie icy moisture, was falling over most of the' Panhandle and from there into Oklahoma and New Mexico: Light rain mixed" with freez- ing rain was scattered at that time over an' area from near Lubbock to-Abilenc to Barnliart WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nnlional Weolher Service (Weather Map, Pg. 3A) ABILUNE AND, VICINITY [43-raJle rad- ijs) Freezing rain warning lor all Ine Counlrv Ihrauqh lonlghl. Considerable cloudiness today Ihrough Thursday. Mur.li cr'der icday. Chance of frpetfng rain loddv and lonighl ending Thursday by neon. Norlheasl- winds 10-20 miles per hour, diminishing tonight, lliqri loday In upper 20s, row lorvghl near 20. high Thursday JD. ol preopita- per tent lonighl and. 30 per cen( Thursday- TEMPERATURES -rue, u m -Wed. a.m. 63 48 Hereford Bank Acquisition Okay Walter F. Johnson, president of First Abilene Bankshares Inc. of Abilene, and Ifarlan Vanclcr Xec, president of the Here- ford Slate Bank of Hereford, jointly an- nounced Wednesday approval by the Board of Governors of the Federal Kcscrvc System of Hie application or Ihe Firsl Abilene Riink- sliarcs Inc. to acquire Ihe Hereford Stale Hank. The initial lelter of intent for Ihe acquisi- tion was filed last .lime. VANDEI1 and .lohnson said, "We will now proceed willi Ihe slcps necessary to finalize Hie acquisition as rapidly as possi- ble." First Abilene Batikshares Inc. is an Abi- lene-based mulli-bank holding company. II owns all the stock of First National Bank of Abilene and 28.7 per cent of the stock of Hank of Commerce of Abilene. The holding company and Bank of Commerce have filed a letter of intent lo acquire (he remaining shares of Bank of Commerce. At year-end Firsl National Bank had de- posits of and Hereford Slale Bank IRS Disclaims Report's Source WASHINGTON (AP) The Internal. Revenue Service sakl loday that a published report that it is about to rule Presi- dent Nixon underpaid liis feder- al income lax "does not-come from an authorized source." The Knight Newspaper Serv- ice said Tuesday night- that 'a special IRS (ask force "is pre- pared to report thai Nixon should have paid capital gains taxes on Ihe sale of parl of his Clemcnte, Calif., estate In his friends 0. (I. 'Hebe' Hcbozo and Eoberl Abplanalp." IKS announced last week tnal a new audit or the President's tax returns was underway. Nixon last monlh bared his federal lax returns for the first four years in the While House and acknowledged that accoun- tants and lawyers disagree on Ihe propriety of his 1969-1072 federal tax payments. They to- lalpcl less lhan on an in- come of more lhan million. N'ixon enlisted Ihe .loinl Con- gressional Committee on Inlcr- ,nal_-rievcnue_ taxation lo decide Iwo questions, lhal could cos.l: him heavily if it rules against him: Locof Motorists Jumping the Gun Toylor County motorists are getting away from the starling gate early in re- questing their 1974 vehicle tags. But they're not avail- able yel, reminds a counly tax employe. Story on Pg. 1 B. Amusements 6B Bridge 7C Business Mirror 1 1 A Classified 3-7C Ccmics 7B Editorials 4A Horoscope 4R llospilal Patients 3A Obituaries 5B Sporls.............. I.2.8C To Your Good Health...... 7C TV Log 68 TV Scout 68 Women's News he act legally in claim- ing, deductions of-.vice presiden- tial papers lo the national ar- chives? Some argue lhal he acted loo lale lo lake advan- tage of a donations law Con- gress voided in mid-1969. be make a taxable cap- ital gain of on the sale of pan of his San de- menle eslate? Nixon's tax ac- countant claimed at Ihe lime there was no gain, but a nalion- al auditing firm concluded that he had made a taxable profit. The Knight Newspapers slo- ry, by Richard S. Boyd, said "the. Internal llevenne .Service is expected lo rule shortly lhat President Nixon underpaid his Federal income taxes while in the White House." The IRS spokesman, asked for comment, said: "The report docs not- come Irom an author- ized source. We're not going lo comment. This doesn't imply one thing or another." The Knighl story said an ad- verse ruling on the San Cle- menle properly "cost the first family about in back taxes, plus interest at six per eenl a year." Don Morris In Hospital Don 11. Morris, 72, chancellor of Abilene Christian College, was rushed lo West Texas Medi- cal Center shortly before noon. He was just wesl of the lib- rary campus and was on the ground, having difficulty breath- ing, according lo ACC coach Wally Bullington. His condition was nol known at noon press time. State Tax Required on Spoons ELI.IK UUCKEtt Q. Do you IIRVC lo pay Texas si ale lux on things you onlcr from another slate? I regularly order collcclor's spoons from a firm In Pennsylvania lliey Insist 1 pay US cents (nx per spoon. They claim Ilicy're required by Hie stale of Texas lo pay il nnd llicy say they sciid Ihe. lax to Texas. I've ordered oilier mprcliiindisc from mil of slalc bill never paid a ccnl of lux. A. Texas Slate Comptroller's Office. says this is one lax you have lo pay. Any compa- ny that has a Texas representative, salcs- .ninn or someone working for them in Ihis slate must collect Texas taxes. If iho firm had no rcpresenlation here you wouldn't be required lo pay Ihe lax. Q. Wiv were nwiiy from home when whoever II was came by painting Ihe house numbers on Ihe curbs. Is (he or- ganization slill doing It and, if so, which one Is II and how much does It cost? A. Every now and then college students in need ol a few shekels lake up curb number- ing as ii private fund raising project. Logi- cally, lliis isn't a very popular occupation in the winter months and we didn't find anyone currently in Ihe business. We gave your name and phone number to a college boy who'll he in louch with you later, lie lives here, but his painl, slencils and numbering gear are in Austin. When he comes liomc nest spring, he'll lake, care of your curb. For Q. In ID71 or '72 The Hejvprler-News printed a picture of (he terrible, tornado lhal hit Clyrtc, I think 30 years ago. I'm afraid I losl tht plcdirc tyhcn we moved and It's very Important (hat I have one. I'll appreciate II more, lhan anyone could realize If Ihrre Is any way In Rti Ilia! pit-lure. If necessary I'll pay lo gel it. A. Normally il would be a simple mailer lo order a copy from our Photography DC- partmcnl but the piclure was lakcn by a Clyde cilizen, Tele Klcpper, 23 years ago and we don'l have the negative. II ran April 20, 1M, and since Ihe Circulation Depart- ment keeps back issues for only three years, we can'l gel you a copy of lhat paper. Dill we dn liave il on microfilm and think we've found a way lo gel (be microfilm copies. It's a bit complicated and will cost around If you slill want'it, al thai price, we've senl you information on where to go from here. (j. I thought Mensa was M1CNSA anri (he Idlers stood for something. Is this rlghl? See January Reader's Digest. A. Mcnsa is not an acronym, bul Ihe Ulin word Tor lable. The Mcnsa Society is a "round lahlc society where Inlclligcnl peo- ple otherwise till off from conlacl wilh oth- 70 IV.OG 34 High ond far .H 'hours ending 9 a.m.: 75 and -V High and year; 21 arxl 17. Sunset fast nirpst: sunrise today: iunsel tonight: Barometer reaoirg af 9 a.m.: 2JJ-23. HumMily al 9 a.m.: i3 per cent. to near Van Horn and back '.to Lubbock, Ihe Weiilhcr Service said. Light freezing rain in ijie Midland-Odessa area made driving dangerous. _ The. -bad conditions were ex? peeled much or North Central Texas during the night. Temperatures in the region were expected to remain below freezing. Meanwhile, dense fog in the region of Southeast-Texas limil- cd visibility lo a lew hundred feet in some places and driv- ers' caution was advised. The man round frozen at "Amarillo was James Fochl, 44, of Tucson, Ariz, lie died shortly after his arrival at a hospital. He was beside a railroad track. Temperature was 10 degrees, i Light niin or drizzle also dampened areas farther south, it was still above free-z- ing, and dense fog knocked visi- bility down lo zero around San Antonio and other points. It also was foggy around .Cotulla, Victoria, Palacios, lieaumoni, Port Arthur, Tyler and Texar- kana. WHILE HAD AH indicated snow during much of Ihe night in IheVesl ami spulh portions ot Ihe Texas oh: servers said most of'it appar- ently didn't reach the -ground. There "was no report of meas- ureabte new snow. Freezing' rain moved toward the east- from -areas around Triiulaiti, Fort Worth .'and'.Dallas, m- tn post a winter storm..watch for tonight and Thursday jn parts of North Central and'Northeast Texas. J. E. SMITH .senior vice president DAVID P. AMMONS lo vice, president HARRY HOWAHI) receives promollon LOWfCLL R. MAXEY new vice president er good minds, can get together lo discuss new ideas." Qualificalion for membership is a score on an intelligence test higher than thai of 9S per cenl of the general population. M-SU Professor Lloyd Huff can tell you more about Ihe Mcnsa Society. Q. While al home over Christmas we gol into sonic "discussions" ovrr the pronunciations of Dvorak and Sartre. Come on, Action Line, give us the an- swer, ulcase. A. Dr. George Kwing. head of ACC.'s F.ng- lisli Department says lo pronounce Dvorak. iluh-VOR-zniic and Sartre SAR-truh-lhe lasl syllabic as in the first syllable of trouble. Kwing says Dial's the way they're pro- nounced around here. Address questions to Acllon Line, Hoy SO, Abilene, Texas 7060-1. Names will nol he used out questions iiinsl he signed Hiitl addresses given. I'lcasc. Include Icl- ciiljone numbers If possible. r- Smith Named As Senior Bank VP ,1. K. Smith was promoted to senior vice president and four assistant vice presidents wei'c promoted lo vice presidents al the annual Firsl State Bank- board of directors meeting Wednesday. Promoted from assistant vice president to vice presi- dent were David P. Ammons .lr.. Harry Howard, Lowell R. Maxcy and James Richards. Olhcr p r o m o I i o n s or changes in responsibility <in- noiinced: JKIIHY L. HALLMARK, as- sistant cashier-audilor to as- sistant vice president-auditor; James K. Lanlrip, assistant cashier lo assistant vii'c presi- dent; A'nncla Buck, Dun (.'inn- Sec. FIRST, I'g. HA, L'ol. 1 JAiMHS HICIlAliaS In vltc prcsldejlt