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Publication: Abilene Reporter News June 23, 1974

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 23, 1974, Abilene, Texas ie Sbtlene Sporter 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 6 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1974-SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY -fie State Sale® Ta*New Minter Park to Feature Large Waterfall Kiwanis Foundation Invites Donations for $40,000 Goal A large waterfall will be the center of interest in the Vera Hall Minter Park downtown, the Abilene Kiwanis Foundation announced Saturday. At the same time, the Foundation announced the estimated cost of the park at $40,000, and invited contributions from the public to finance it. THE PARK will be built on the site of the Queen Theater which is now being demolished. It is at the corner of N. 2nd and Cypress ,Sts. The waterfall will be 34 feet long and will cascade from a height of 16 feet down a wall on the east side of the park, said Ed Wishcamper, president of the Abilene Kiwanis Foundation which is developing the project. The founda tion is affiliated with the Abilene Kiwanis Club, the park sponsor. Wishcamper said the existing east and north walls of the theater will be left standing for use in the park. The walls will be attractively finished with lath and plaster. A COMMITTEE headed by Mrs. Frances (Maurice) Brooks designed the park plan and compiled the cost estimate. Other members are Bob Hitt, Jim Tittle and Bill Beaird. All are members of a nine-member Kiwanis Foundation Task Force responsible for the park. The task force, which includes all six members of the Kiwanis Foundation Board, approved the plan. The waterfall will generate 900 gallons of water a minute. falling into a collecting pool. The water will recirculate. Underwater lights will illuminate the waterfall. “The park plan, including the spectacular waterfall.” said Wishcamper, “far exceeds any hopes we had when we initiated this project. We said we wanted a park with a fountain, planters, walkways, benches, trees and plantings. When the professionals sat down at their drawing board with this idea, they created a concept of beauty we did not know was possible.” Full grown live oak trees will be transplanted to the park, outlining it along both Cypress and N. 2nd Sts. Two identical raised brick planters will bring symmetry to the park and provide space for flowers. Each planter will be square, and surrounded by benches. Walkways will be of washed aggregate. PLANTINGS will cover all the park site not used for walkways and the waterfall collecting pool. The K i w anis Foundation launched a turd drive in mid-May and through last Wednesday's weekly luncheon contributions totaled $1,865. Wishcamper said: “Except for a few individual contributions, all this mone> has been given in respose to See PARK. Pg. CA, I ok I No U.S. Arms Going To Egypt—Kissinger By BARRY SCHWEID    of Phantom    jets    and    other    Anwar Sadat an American nu- Assoeiated Press Writer    American gear    to defend itself    clear reactor for development WASHINGTON (AP) — Sec-    last October.    of atomic energy for peaceful ictary of State Henry A. His-    Some    U.S. officials say pn-    uses. He then made a similar singer has assured Israel that    cutely that the Jewish state    pledge to    Israel, but several the United States does not    was running out of ammuni-    members    of Congress ex- eontemplate selling arms to    lion and would have sue-    pressed    alarm. Egypt or Syria, U.S. and Is*    climbed w ithout tile American    \n    Egyptian    technical    team raeli officials said Saturday.    airlift.    was here this week to draw up The assurances were given    While    touring the Middle    a contract to be signed by to Israeli ambassador Simcha    East earlier this month. Nixon    .lune 30 for the nuclear assis- Dinitz in a one-hour meeting    promised Egyptian President    tance. Friday at the State Depart- - -    —---------------------------- — ment with Kissinger.    ^    rn    rn    U Meanwhile. Israeli defense    I    I minister Shimon Peres    B All VII A    Alif SI# AC planned an arrival here    Vlflllflw    H IV dimIS A day to work out a multibil-    rn    rn WW 111 rn WW lion-dollar, long-term program tor U.S. military and economic-assistance to Israel. 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The beach detail uniforms con-    Relations with the United Barker. 18. of 1842 N. 6th deadJeff Pritchard, wear new    beach    uniforms    complete    sist of blue shorts, white T shirts and sneakers. (AP Wire-    States, broken off by Cain)    wn ,he highway, apparently with sidearms as they patrol    a    bikeway    at    Playa    del    photo)    fnd Damascus in 1967, have    struck by a vehicle, after the -------_----: : :   been restored. Nixon is asking threesome had pulled over to Congress for $200 million in    slet?P in a Pickup truck.IHS a    BB    HAV    Apl A    M    AA    0    economic aid for Egypt in the    Barker was pronouncedB —B    W    ll    BBBB    BBBBB^BIBi    1lsca* -ear beginning July I dead at 7.15 a in. 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(AP) - It p.m. when he couldn't get a    “I begged them to leave me flagged down a cab.    military^and^econonuc aid. cau-^of'death^s*1MndinVan    f0U"d    ** cost Thomas Gordon $421 to    cab to stop for him at a down-    my glasses and my wallet, so    Rut    he said another man    Virtually isolated even by for-    autopsy ordered by Dunwodv.    teUing how ,(>ng Barker get home Friday night: Ile    town bus terminal.    they threw them down in the    lumped in the cab too and    n‘er Western friends. Israel    Until    the autopsy ropori is    <ieatl before the couple discov- w us mugged twice. I he sec-    I    his    guy    came    up    to    me    aBey, he said. Gordon said asked to be taken to an ad- depended on a massive supply completed, there is no way ut ered him on the highway,ond time the cab driver and told me he could get a he had $14 stuffed into a se- ^“a LTbl^ks awav    --------------------- t'apt. OUs Wiley of tho Taylor watched and then took him cab,” he said.    cret compartment rn the wal- dress a few blocks away.    .    .    . .    Countv Sheriffs office «aid home and charged him $6.05.    “I followed him and he and let.    “I    wanted    to    go home so    Inside    TodOV    « irL‘ ;inH thp rmmlp * Gordon. 60. a pastry cook at another guy who jumped from    After reporting the mugging bad I told the driver to go     »    u    VIL, \St. Mary’s Hospital said he    an alley took    $400 from my to police, he went back to the    ahea(J and take ^ othcr man    Stamford    Art    Show    Uaramina    SS at a ubbock club problems began at about 10:30    front pocket.__bus term Ina landfinaUy    ^    then    take me home. ’    JlUmwrU    Mn    MOW    Upcoming_    .    _      But    when    the    cab reached ^he Stamford Art Founda- i****'!1    sa    offices. \ki_______   I,    Bk    |    ^    the other man’s destination he    tion    will    hold    its    first    Ciicndor    la    The Taylor County Shenffs sAr    |    flkfiS ImI^^ LHflHf AC    and two men who were wait-    show    ond    sole    July    1-4    in      3i    office, Texas Rangers, Depart-▼ ▼ BBA A ABBA A A B0l%wii A MB#    ABBA    tug there pulled Gordon from    conjunction with the on- Brid«c    jb    ment of Public Safety oificiats the cab and beat him. taking    nu0'    Cowboy    Re-    ^“w"f“New*    _    *0a    an(j Snyder authorities were mA#oaA m A ll I I I    I    •    his wallet and the $14.    union. Pp. IB,    IID.    Crwtwo»d Punk    4B    collaborating on the investiga- bA# IfU \hdll I In/101^ A IIChlAh    He    said    the cab driver just    l4itori«u    .    .    4A    tion Saturday.▼T Itll IBllvll VIIU6I WMMIlWll    watched.    Abilene s construction «s F.rm New,    21A    'We havent found the exalt Gordon reported the second    Sqm thus°fo^    Ho7pi5IfCp0r.cn»,    iii    bo ation of the incident.” VMI- EASTLAND (RNS) - A harmless, but said that Chief Vietnam war. resulting in sec- mugging to police at 12:20    k    7    «    Ti    Jumble Pu,ii.    16a    ey said. He added that 1 nvcsti- bomh disMsal sauad from Ft    Morren and Mrs. Blackmon eral accidental deaths from a.m. and climbed back into    ®    upsurge    could    *?***.    •    gators are looking for a vehi- ZILI    bad acted properly since it is improper handling.    the cab. The cab driver took    rh,s    0    b,9    veer. Pg. Ob*-™    2A.    JA    He. although “we don’t know lantf Safurda^afternoon when sometimes difficult to distin-    About    20    training    rounds    him home and charged him    ,5A-    Recording    2B    if it s a truck or ear.” what rmneared tn he a^O nim guish a live she11 from a train* simUar to the one found Satur- W-»5 for the ride. Gordon went    .    .    .    p.    s«"e    w rn ortersheH w as found undw    inground.    day in Eastland have turned ‘"side for money, gave the    ‘    h'L    °    SS    7ITA "    6'    A    v KNK,lU' H),{ Barker will the cnishifu! nf a S mon    l.t. Sawyer said that a lot of    up in the area recently,    Ll. driver $7 and told him to keep    o    true believer rn the    ftjTw«k    1. w.w T«« SS ST a! 3 p m Monaa> at couch in tho aDartment of dangerous ammunition has Walters said, adding that they    the change.    r,can    system.    Pg.    Todoy in History    16A    Norths Memorial (ha pel. 242 .Mrs. Barbara Blackman.    bern brocht back to the    may have come (Tom Ft. Woi-    "II    just had a bad night," Akilew !.«»    JI    n'fi"""'*    Carnie Tho Rev. Tan, Nip,.,Mrs. Blackmon said she states since the end of the ters at Mineral Wells.__Gordon said.____________Amin—1.3$ Women', New,    1.12D    Nee DEATH, Pg. «A. Col 4found the object Saturday morning while straightening MB ^ B •    •    ■■    jm    0    ^ ■Ethiopian Group Froes American Nurs6Johnnie Morren, who called    ®    ■ Ft. Hood to send a bomb crew    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia    Eritrean province.    her release. Three Americans    The    pastor of the Freehold    ly.“    lease but one account said vh* to Eastland.    (AP) ^Members of a guerril-    Karl’s father, the Rev. El- and two Canadians kidnaped Bible Fellowship Church said    The Rev. Mr. Mull, the fa- h ir. iprt th , . Morren said at first he la independence movement re- mer Dortzbach, said at his on an oil exploration mission a State Department official, ther of nine, including two    on 1 ne outskirts thought the shell could have    leased a pregnant American    home in a suburb of Denver,    rn Eritrea three months ago    Bruce Reynolds, told him and    sets of turns, said “Debbie    os ^Iassav'a aftur d    (ourday been one of many souvenirs of    missionary nurse unharmed    Colo., that what the couple did    are still held.    his wife on Friday negotia-    picked the wrong weekend to    camel ride. \nother    said sJie the Vietnam War that some    Saturday after holding her    for next would depend on Debo-    Mrs.    Dortzbach was taken    tions were improving and    get kidnaped — we had a tri-    walked under surveillance for ex-GI had probably lett at the    27 days in the wilderness.    rah’s physical condition.    hostage    May 27 at the mis-    their daughter might fc? re-    pie graduation that week ’    two or three davs to tile ci*v apartment.    Deborah Dortzbach, 24, of    “They    may    leave    for    a    week    sionary hospital at Ghmda, 25 leased this weekend.    The guerrillas have been    xh ,rp ‘    .    ' Mrs. Blackmon said she Freehold, NJ., said. “I'm all in Europe or come home for a miles from Asmara, where    “We’d heard a lot of rumors fighting for the indeoenf’eiKi carefully laid the object on a right. I feel fine” after walk* week or so of relaxation.” he she and her husband worked. and the last letter we received of Eritrea for IO years but    IJJ' .Siiahilf    ,.r!ri    th** mattress and left it alone at ing alone into Massawa. a Red said. But he added that he A Dutch nurse. Anna Stick- from Earl wasn't optimistic. recently stepped up their act 1-    ndi h i    i    i Morren’s instructions until l.t. Sea port 450 miles north of understood Mrs. Dortzbach werda, 54, was killed.    But Mr. Reynolds told us to cities. ' They reportedly at-    I    oii^iiauv    asked Larry Sawyer and Sp. 4 Barry    here.    She is six months preg- had been well    cared for by her    Mrs.    Dortzbach is the    believe him” he said. “And    tacked vehicles on the road    7 n V    intm    !)!‘.    Hau‘u Kipsch of the 47th Ordnance    nant.    captors.    daughter    of the Rev. and Mrs.    boy do we believe him now.'’    between Umar a and Massa-    V’.iV* 1 i.V.    v    ,^    ,'7'?'" Detachment at Ft. Hood ar-    Mrs. Dortzbach telephoned    The    nurse    said    her    faith    William W. Mull of Freehold.    The minister added: “Deb- wa alter widespread mutinies    J ,,    reqiitsi    was rived by helicopter.    her missionary husband. Kart.    kept her going during the four    The Rev. Mr. Mull, said of his    bie decided it was God’s will    in the Ethiopian military.    "7 ..1u> a Ji“n. "    ‘ n, The ordnance experts idem i-    and was then flown to an emu- weeks she was held by the his daughters release:    that she go there and she was    Mrs. Dortzbach said she had    ;,,y!    |    ,    U    .Jelled the shell as a training tional reunion with him at As- Eritrean Liberation Front.    “It’s    just    tremendous,    it    s    in His hands and thankfully been treated well. There were    msuaa    m    counterround. They described it as mara, the capital of northern The group gave no reason for wonderful.”    He has brought her back safe- different versions of her re-    See NURSE, Pg. 6A, Col. 8 ;

  • Anna Stick
  • Anwar Sadat
  • Barbara Blackman
  • Barry Schweid
  • Bill Beaird
  • Bob Hitt
  • Bruce Reynolds
  • Carnie Tho Rev. Tan
  • Deborah Dortzbach
  • Ed Wishcamper
  • James Fl
  • Jim Tittle
  • L.T. Sawyer
  • Larry Sawyer
  • Richard Glenntwo
  • Shimon Peres
  • Thomas Gordon
  • Vera Hall Minter
  • William W. Mull

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: June 23, 1974

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