Abilene Reporter News, June 23, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

June 23, 1974

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Issue date: Sunday, June 23, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 23, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 6 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 23, 1974 -SEVfcNTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONSJ SUNDAY -He Sl.te Sale. New Minter Park to Feature Large Waterfall A large walerfiill will be the center ot inlerest in the Vera Hall Minter Park, downtown, the AKlene Kwanis Faunda- tion announced'Salurday. At the same time, the Foun- dation announced the 'estimat- ed cost of the park at and invited contributions from the public to finance it. THE PARK will be built cji the site of the Queen Theater which is now being demo- lished. It is at the comer of N. Kiwanis Foundation Invites Donations tor Goal 2nd and Cypress Sis The waterfall Mill 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 Wishoamper, presi- dent of the Abilene Kiwanis Foundation which is develop- ing the project. The founda- tion is affiliated with the Abi- lene Kiwanis Club, ;tbe park sponsor. Wishcamper saui the exist- ing east and north ;walls of the theater will be left standing for use in Uie part The wall's will be attractively finished witt lath and plaster. A lOSMJTTEK headed by Mrs. Frances (Maurice) Brooks designed the park plan and compiled the cost esti- mate. Other members are Bob Jim Tittle and Bill Beaird. All are members1 of a nine-member Kiwanis Founda- tion- Task' Force responsible for the park. The task force, which includes all six. mem- bers of the Kiwanis Founda- tion Board, approved the plan. will generate' 900 gallons of water a minute, falling inlo a collecting pool. The water will recirculalc. Underwater lighls will illumi- nate Ihe waterfall. "The park plan, including (he spectacular said Wishcamper, ex- ceeds any hopes we had when we initiated this project.. ll'e said we wanted a park with a fountain, planters, walkways, benches, trees and plantings. When the professionals sal down at their drawing board with this idea, they crealed a concept of beauty we did not know was possible." Full grown live oak trees will be transplanted lo Ihe park, outlining it' along bulb Cypress and N. 2nd Sis. Two identical raised brick pliintcrs will bring symmetry to the park and provide space for flowers. Each planter will lie square, and'sirnxmiuled by benches. Walkways will be ot washed aggregate. I'UVI'lNliS will cover all the park site not used for walkways and the waterfall collecting pool. Tlie K i w a n i s Foundation hunched a fund drive in mid- May and through last Wednes- day's weekly luncheon contri- butions totaled Wishcamper said: "Except for a few individual contributions, this money has been given in respose to See I'ARK, Pg: Col. I No U.S. Arms Going To Egypt-K issinger Two Los Angeles police officers, Joe Apodaca and Ray beach near Los Angeles. The beach detail uniforms con- Jeff Pntchard, wear new beach uniforms complete sist of blue shorts, white T shirts and sneakers (AP Wire- ________with sidearms patrol a bikeway at Playa.del phoio) r Trip Home Was Tale of 2 Cabbie Witnesses Second One; Charges Victim RICHMOND, Va. (AP) It cost Thomas Gordon ?421 lo gel home Friday night: He was mugged twice. Tile sec- ond time the cab driver watched and then took him home and charged him Gordon, 60, a pastry cook at St. Mary's Hospilal, said his problems began at about p.m. when he couldn't get a cab to slop for him at a down- town bus terminal. "This guy came up to me and told me he could gel a he said. "I followed him and he and another guy who jumped from an alley took from my front pocket. "I begged them to leave me my glasses and my wallet, so (hey threw1; them down in the he said. Gordon said he had {14 staffed into a se- cret compartment in the wal- let. After reporting the mugging to police, he went back to the bos terminal and finally Woman Takes No Chances With Shell Under Cushion EASTLAND (RNS) A bomb disposal squad from Ft. Hood was summoned to East- land Saturday afternoon when what appeared to be a 60 mm morter shell was fonnd. under the cushion of a living room couch in Ihe apartment of Mrs. Barbara Blackmon. Mrs. Blackmon said she found the object Saturday morning while straightening up the apartment she had just moved into. She then immedi- ately notified Police Chief v Johnnie Morm, who called Ft. Hood to send a bouib crew to Eastlaad. Morren said at first he thought the shell could have been