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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                Mlene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 313 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 26, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prea (ff1) Ho 58 1 Hospital Patients Obituaries Good' Hcaiih 10D travel TV Loq TV Seoul Womnn's Mews Banks Set All-Time Record on Loans By EUJE IIUCKKR If Tax Refund Check Is Lost, Contact IRS Q. Wlial do you ilo if yon lose your Income (ax refund A. Run by llic Internal Revenue Office Room 2305 in the main post office al N. 3rd and I'ino. Tell them what happened and lhcy'11 give you a special form lo fill out and mail to Ihe U.S. Treasury Dcpt. If someone else hasn't cashed it, you'll be issued another check. Q. We're supposed lo keep our radios on during lornaclo watches and alerts lull the music dial's played Is llic kind Mint drives von (lie walls anyway, so nhy couldn't music that lias Inc "gentle sound" In- played? You've no idea how much many of us would iipnreeinlc thill! A. Since we don't run a radio station, we're no expert but the radio station owners tell us you are in the minority, ma'am. They tell us we're living in a day and age of rock-'em, soek-'cm, fnut-stompin' music when those under 25 dominate lite listening audience. .Station Manager Hill Fox says peo- ple change Ihe music, radio .stations don'l. Kiulia stations program what people want lo hear. If they didn'l they wouldn't have any listeners. He says the last major pulse sur- vey indicated lhat even in the ugc group 50 years mid older, more were listening to rock stations than any other stations. The days of Tommy Dnrsoy and I.ombardo are gone, This is a different era of music. Even modern hands have taken Hie older songs from Iho '20s and '.10s and made a new sound. In other words, you gnlla.gcl wilh il, ma'am. Either thai or switch to FM. IVhy can't your TV editor llsl In the Sunday TV Tab who Tom Snydcr's (jucsts arc and what the subject will he on his "Tomorrow" show'.' I don't like to .sit tip late every itiglil just (o find out lie's interviewing snme .sports star Ihal I tlon'l Maul lo watcli. A. Hopefully we'll have more Information (or you from now on. Apparenlly NBC didn'l count on Snydor making such a hit because until five or six weeks iigo our TV Editor received absolutely no information on Sny- rior's guests. Bill lately NBC has been pretty good about sending a guest list and when Hie networks send it, the TV Edilor prints il. I'.vcn now, guests are sometimes changed at Ihe last minute or the TV Edilor is notified of only one guesl when there may be two or three." For what it's worth. Wednesday, May 1, Martha Mitchell is his only guest. Q. How do you clean I have pcwlcr chandeliers, botlt have a soil ol green moldy crnd on Ihem. Wlial can I do. short, of having them completely rellnislicd'.' A. Try an extra fine steel wool pad or pumice powder wilh a lillle machine oil and rub gcnlly. Q. I woutler if lite city is ever going (o fix the road from Ambler down Old Anson Bond'.' I believe It's as bad a road as I've ever traveled in Abilene ami llterc's always lots of traffic on il. A. asked Ihe Director of City Public Works whal chances were for improving Ihe .street and he lold us unless some money comes in dial he's nol expecting, it will be at least fmiv years'lictore they can work on Old Anson from Ambler north to Impact. He feels it'll lake a bond issue or new lax money lo provide the half million dollars necessary for Hie project and right now the overall economy isn't favorable for cither. He says, "It's nol as good as we'd like il lo lie but it's not as badly in need of iin- nrovemcnt as some oilier areas." His num- ber one priority is paving Judge Kly Blvd. from Ambler north to Interstate 20. Number two is the widening of Barrow St. from S. Till to S. 27th. Old Anson is a good way down on the list. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 73601. Names will nl lie used bill questions nmsl be signed and addresses given. I'lcasc include Id- cnhonc numbers if Demo Chairman Hopefuls Quizzed Candidates for Taylor County Democratic Party L Chairman, incumbent Lar- ry Cunningham and chal- lenger Charles Scarborough, square off on the issues and their reasons for wont- H ing the party post in inter- on Pg. IB. Amusements 1C Business Mirror obt Brickie I OB Clowificd............ l-'D J Editorials Abilene and Taylor County banks showed a whopping 20 per cent gain in deposits over Ihe first quarter a year ago and also established .an all-lime vccoril in loans, as federal and stale gov; called for reports as of April 24.. ABILENE HANK DEPOSITS climbed million in the past year and Taylor County- banks million. Abilcnc's fwc banks soared from on the first quarter report, March 28, 1973, to on the firsl quar- ter report this year. The total was only million below llic all-lime record established at the end of Hie year, Dec. 31, 1073, when was on deposit in banks here. Taylor County's eight banks jumped from on March 28, 1973, lo only million below the all- linie record of on Dec. 31, 1073. A SECOND Abilene bank broke Ihe million mark in deposits, vis Citizens National Bank went over Ihe figure on Ihis report. First Nalional Hank of Abilene, which had passed the S100 million plateau on the Dec. 31 call, dropped slightly below the mark on this report. The new record loans was aboul 14 per cent above a year ago and 5300.000 for Abilene and for Ihe counly 'above Ihe previous all-lime mark set Dec. 31. Abilene totals were and the counly to- tals were KOBERT L. UPTON', presi- dent of Ihe Citizens Nalional Hank, lermed business condi- tions in April as "very good. Mosl businessmen we have talked (o have reported in- creased profits and increased sales volumes. There has been some decrease in automobile sales, however, but nol lo Ihe extent Ihal has been publicized nationally." Upton said that oil activity in Ihe area has increased, as well as residential construction in Abilene. "We feel that loan demand will hold steady. However, it is anticipated lhat national interest rales will be coming down and that the high cost experienced in recent weeks will be subsiding shortly. The Abilene area is buffered from the national ef- fects of light money because of our agricultural and oil indus- tries. "Our forecast for llic future is very optimistic." JOK 1IODGKS, president of the Abilene Nalional BaivX, com- mented Ihal "In face of unscl- lled national economic condi- tions I think lhat our position in Abilene is extremely favorable and veiy strong. There have been some soft spots because of Ihe energy shortage, but wilh Ihe casing of thai situation 1 really don't see anything on Ihe horizon for our nol having one of the best years Abilene ever has had." Hodges said that Ihe employ niciil situation in Abilene slill is in a position where "we need people to fill jobs. We might expect construction to be weak, but I'm pleased with (he amount of construction taking place, There are prospects for the in- crease in size of our present in- dnslry as well as Hie obtaining of new he said. "We have not yet been affect- ed by the unsettled national eco- nomic situation, which lias shown some real danger signs." DON' MAPLES, president of the Bank of Commerce, saitl lhat he sees evidence of ii- creased business activity and a low unemployment rate in Abi- lene1, "which moans lhat our business people arc enjoying some good business conditions." Farmers and ranchers are needing more rain, and addition- al rain would really help a lot of them as well as adding lo eco- nomic activity, lie said.. "We ore very fortunate lo be located in an area where we have oil lhat is bringing belter prices and 'otic with plenly of We are not real dependent on some of the conditions lhat hurt the economics in oilier areas, and we arc well diversi- fied. We certainly have seen llic besl first quarter Ihal we ever have known." WA1.TEH JOHNSON, presi- dent of First National Hank, said "In spite of the lack of general rainfall, the local econo- my remained extremely strong Ihrough the first quarter of 107-1. NEW FRENCHnlEN'S. CREEK PROJKCT SITE .'conslruction lo begin within 30 (lays Million Complex Planned Here Conslruction of a million shopping, commercial, profes- sional, lownhome and apart- ment complex al the southeast intersection of S. Hlh and the Winters Freeway will begin within Ihe next 30 days, an- nounced J. J. presi- dent of J. J. Aguilar Asso- ciates, a Fort Worth-based firm. "Somclhing different" is the best way to explain the con- cept of the Frenchman's Creek project, Aguilar said. Buildings in Ihe multi-mil- lion dollar project which will cover a 20-acre site "will have a Orleans motif wilh cob- blestone streets and old world architecture, lending an air of Bourbon Sired to Ihe village with its old world flavor and he sviid. PHASIC I of the project wi'l consist of approximately six- acres on which Frenchman's Creek lownltomes are lo he buill, Agnilnr said. The maxi- mum number of units lo be constructed will be ranging in size from 1.240 square feet lo square feet plus dou- ble garages and carports, with prices ranging from lo The townhomes of Dutch, Swiss, French, Spanish '.Hid English architecture will be designed lo resemble villages from the old world. Also planned is a five-acre section of Iwo-slory luxury ef- ficiency apartments on a tract lo the south of the towithouse section and fronting on K. Danville Dr. Entrance lo the townhome and apartment sections mil be off a newly-built street, Frenchman's Creek Road, commercial and professional sections which will face on S. which will circle behind Ihe 14lh. Turnaround drives will be provided in each of Ihe Revamped Drug Education Ideas Backed by Committee By JIM COIS'LEY Itcporlcr-NcHs Staff Writer A committee headed by Abi- lene Stnoo) Supl.-clcct Harold Brinson paved Ihe way Friday morning for updaled drug abuse cducalion and prevention in Abi- lene. His Steering Committee for the Inilialion and Development Grant on drug abuse approved all recommendations of one of four lask forces working on a stale and locally funded drug program here. Implemcnlalion of Ihe recom- mendations awaits funding and furlher planning. The recommendations came from the Education and Preven- tion Task Force, headed by Mrs. I.ucia Wilson. The lask force recommendations includ- ed: A commillcc be set up lo examine and screen all drug and alcohol abuse cduca- lion material for students here. speaker's bureau be es- tablished lo provide competent and knowledgeable leclures on drug-alcohol abuse. of drug education programs in the schools which emphasize: goal determination; decision making; values idcnlifi- cation; communication tech- niques and small group interac- tion. increased efforls in o m m u n i I y education, willi stress on family counseling; awareness classes for ncw- lyweds and sessions for parents wilh young children. resulls of a local drag survey taken last fall in the schools, with the publicity's pin-pose heing 1o inform the pub- lic about: problems revealed in the survey, and the programs available in the Human Relat- ions Activity Center lo light these problems. A NON-school counse- lor be set up in the. junior and senior high school lo aid school counselors wilh student prob- lems, at Ihe invitation and dis- cretion of the school admim'slra- lion. an analysis process be set up where drugs may be ana- lyzed, coordinated Ihrough the Abilene Police Dcpl. Under such a program, someone with drugs could leave them for analysis anil would be informed, perhaps through the news media, wheth- er the drugs were good or bad. The group felt thai whatever the quality of drugs, the public wel- fare would be served by the truth. an advisory committee for drug education programs be established and maintained. group be formed and sent for training in drug information and community work under a grant whieH is available. THE WORK of the lask forces and slecring commillce began last year under broad-based community volunteer leadership and paid, local Mental Health Association staff. Hecently a poly drug treatment program was up- proved by the Abilene Regional Mcntal-Hoallh-Mcntal Retarda- tion Center, coming from Ihe slate and local- ly- Further funding for the drug program will be sought from Ihe stale, as. toleral funds seem to be unavailable at Ihis lime. Employment is al a high level with mosl industries enjoying excellent backlog of business and anticipating good business al least for Ihe remain- der of the year. "If we receive rain within the next few weeks, and Ihe price of cattle 'advances, tlic West Texas economy is very positive. With the price and wage conlrols being discontinued, inflation is a mutter of prime concern, "And while Ihe cconom y would be strenglliencd by lower See Loans, Pg. 10A. Col. 1 Deposits lit Quarter 4lh Quarter April 24, Dec. 31, 1974 1973 Abilene Nolioncl Bonk Dank of Commerce 18133634 Citizens National Bank 98234868 National Bank Mo'802'783 Firsl Stale Honk TOTAL ABILENE National Dank, Mcrkcl 6278261 Home Stole Bank, Trenl 1.065962 1'102602 First Stole Bonk, Tuscob 5'oOi'l35 TOTAL 3 RimAL BANKS TAYLOR COUNTV TOTAL 3J1 1st Quarter March 26, 1973 5.683.312 687.862 Loans 4th Quarlcr Dec. 31, 1973 111 Quarter March 28, 1973 806 7.528.936 1st Quarter April 24, 1974 'Abilene National of Commerce National Bank.. First National First Slate Banlc _ ____ TOTAL ABILENf Notional Bank, Morkel .1.40350? Home Stole Bank, Trenl 334.959 294 802 Firsl Stale Bonk. Tuscola 1 618.049 TOTAL ABILENE TAYLOR COUNTY TOTAL 50.26I.87C 54 099.776 49 550950 Odds on Rainfall Placed at 1 in 5 lownhome anil apartment sec- lions, which will be bordered on Ihe east by Elm Creek. THE RESIDENTIAL sec- lions of the project will con- tain a swimming pool, pulling greens and leiinis courts. The lownhouses and apart- ments will be buill in clusters of four or live units, each cluster of different design. There will be Iwo three bedroom apartments with Iwo or three balhs, some with dens anil studies, all modern elec- trical conveniences suclt as trash compactors and eleclric ovens and security alarm sys- tems, Agnilar said. Tlie commercial and profes- sional sections of French- man's Creek will face on S. I4lh, willi the commercial sec- lion located on seven acres and Hie professional section on hvo acres, Aguilar said that negotiations now are under way with tenants whose names will he released within the next 30 days. THIS PHASE of the develop- ment will include a conveni- ence center consisting of iz to 15 types of businesses and spe- cially shops, including offices and professional buildings. Each will be of old world ar- chitecture and each of differ- ent style and decor. Aguilar said thnt the service station and Mr. M food slore at llic intersection of K. 14th and ,S, Danville Dr. will re- main in their present loca- tions. J. J. Aguilar ami Associales Inc. also is owner of Edge- wood Shopping Center, a por- tion of Brookhollow Shopping Center and shopping centers in Fort Worth, Houston, Dal- las, Arlington, Tiilsa and Okla- homa City. It also is responsi- ble lor the development of the Radford Hills Shopping Center in Ahileno. Agnihv said that old world slylc projects such as French- man's Creek already have been built by his firm in Hous- ton, Dallas and Oklahoma Cily. Uy JOE DACV II Reporter-Hews Staff IVriler A chance of scattered show- ers, 20 per cent, is predicted for Friday afternoon and Saturday, forecasters at the National Weather Service said Friday. Although Ihe "20 per cent" figure is usually a marginal lore-cast, weatherman Chuck Jlillcr said an abundance of up- per-level moisture may be more useful than expected. MILLER SAID AN approach- ing cold front cased into mid Arizona Friday morning a n d should plod inlo Texas Saturday morning and into Abilene Salur-   BIL.ENE AMD VICINITY MO-mllr ro us] Partly cloudy today. Conildero- hi cloudiriESs with o s'iphr chance of th niJerstorms (orvght and Saturday. Con- tin c-d Aiirm. Southerly winds 15 lo '.0 rr ri. High ttirs oiferrcon and -Vifurtfay in Irt irnd sOs. Law lonicM in (he mid Mi Pr habllrly of precipitation ton I oh I Saturday 2n per ccnl. Higrh ond for ?J Piouri e.tdlng T a.m.: 83 art 6-1. Hfgh and low some date Ion year: 51 anrf 43. Sunsri lost nighl: surirlse today: junwl lOnlfjfil; Starnes Takes Sweetwater Job By JAMES novrcrr Slalf Killlor Dr. Joe Starnes, assistant su- perintendent of Abilene schools the past cighl years, has been hired by the Swcelwater ISD school board as superintendc-nt of Ihal school Swcctwatcr School Board president is Jim Wilks. Starnes succeeds Drennon Daves, who has resigned to be- come superintendent of Ihe Par- is school district. STARNIiS SAID Friday he would take over tile job as su- perintendent in Swectwaler July 1. Slavnes has been with Ihe Abi- lene school dislricl since Oclo- bcr 1966, when he moved here from Houston. In Houston, he was director of elementary edu- cation for the Houston ISD. Starnes was hired by the. Sweetwatcr school board in a closed meeting Thursday night, hill Ihe decision was not re- leased until Friday morning af- lev Rlnnit.s had informed mem- bers of the administration and the school board of his decision. T H K DKCISICIN lo leave Abilene WHS nol a surprise. Me DH. JOK STAHNES Succtwatcr suncrintendency had earlier indicated he would be leaving the school system af- ter being passed ovtr for pro- motion lo superintendent. He and Assl. Snpl. Harold Brinson were top choices lo suc- ceed A. E. Wells, superintendent of Abilene ISD, who is rcliriiii; .Inly Dr. Brinson was selected for tht1   

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