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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas Abilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 84TH YEAR, NO. 24 PHONE 673-4271' Monthly Rainfall Average Only 1.11 ABILENE, TEXAS, 73604, THUltSDAV EVENING, JULY .11, 44 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Presi (fl' .Rainfall chart, Pg. 12C An AbUene :rain- chart using National Weather.rseryiee figures shows the Key City has averaged only i'.ll inches of rainfall a month for the past nine moiillis. The normal, overall average is about 1.9-1 Inches a month. However, even if Hie city out the year at ihe normal rates, only 17.70 inches would have fallen since Jan. 1. It would be Ihe lowest since J556. Through Thursday, Abilene had received slightly more than half, 6.79 inches, of ils expected 13 inches of rainfall. The last rain was .13 inch July 4. THE MOST dramatic drop came in the months of May and June, however.. May accumulation at .72 was the lowest since at T.03 Hie lowest since 1956. County: extension agent H.C. Stanley set Monday as the date of "no return" for farmers_and ranchers who must cope with thc_ drought, officially declared last Monday by Taylor County commissioners. Monday is also the day city water officials hope to begin full, automatic operation of Ihe transporting of 15.5 million gallons of water a day from Lake Ilubbard into the city's water supply. City water department head Bill said the city anil immediate area uses about 38 million gallons of water a day in Ihe summer. By EUJE HUCKEB 15 Cents for R-N In Effect Everywhere Q. I am sure this will not be put In the paper, but could you please tell me why The Abilene cosfs 15 cents in Abilene and 10 cents out (if town. The Dallas and Lubbocb papers are still 10 cents in their own cities. I know the cos I of paper has risen but not -only In Abilene. A. Reporter-News General Manager u. V. McCarty says that effeclive July 1 tlie He- .porter-News went up to 15 cents everywhere it's sold. He added that Ihe majority of newspapers in the United Stales are row selling for 15 cents and said that some are selling for 20 cents. At least one paper in California-is selling for 25 cents, he said. McCarty said the increase in cost is due lo the .increase in the cost of producing a newspaper. "It will jusf be a mailer of lime uiilil all newspapers will be 15 cents or more be- cause of the increased he said. Q. What is considered a standard size American flag? Is Ihe flag that Arrow Ford files oversized? If so is it disres- pectful? A. A master sergeant who leaches in the ROTC llardin-Simmons Uni- versity says there is no one standard size. He said many sizes are authorized and Ihe military itself has five sizes. The master sergeant said Ihe 20-foot by 30-foot flag at Arrow Ford is not disrespect- ful unless it were to be flown upside dowji. Dale Wofford, manager of Arrow Ford, as- sured us that Ihe flag is flown properly. Q. In regard to your letter in tonight's Action Line (June 27) about a game In bowling ever being recorded. Yon couldn't find a record of it. We arc enclosing an item from page fiS of Hip- ley's Relieve It or Not, Spprls Oddities from the January 1972 edition. A. Action Line won'l argue with Ripley's Believe it or Not. But we repeal that the American Bowling Congress Yearbook, which lists all records and oddilies in bowl- ing, does not show any 299V4 games. Neither does the Guinness Book of World Records nor does the Sports Almanac for 1974. We doubt lhat knocking a chip off a pin (even a big chip) would count in your score if the rest of Ihe pin remained standing. But that would be splitting pins, wouldn't it'.' Q. I do so want lo buy a collie puppy during Ike summer. But I can't find any local. Will yon give, me some informa- tion where 1 can obtain one? A. At first we thought you just hadn't checked classified ads but when we checked them we found lhat you were right. Only one listing for border collies could be found and that's not what you wanted. However we did find a pel shop that will order you a collie. You'll be gelling the shop's name and address in the mail soon. Address questions It Action Mne, Box Abilene, Texas 7HM. Names will not be used hut questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone number If possible. 'Call for Help1 800 Have 'Called for Help' Since January Program Start By JOE DACY II Hcpcrler-News Sf'aff Writer Drugs, alcoholism, transpor- tation .and simply not knowing where to turn are the lems which most often con- front ''Call For a tele- phone information and refer- ral service sponsored by the Abilene Junior League. Since its inception in Janu- ary, Ibe service lias handled more than 800 calls from per- sons who feel they have no where else to turn with tlieir troubles, said Mrs. Gerald Galbrailh, project chairman. "TJiere are a lot more prob- lems here than people real- she said. Mrs. Galbraith said many of Ihe calls, 22 lo 30 a week dur- ing Ihe summer, .deal with al- coholism, drugs, employment, sickness and loneliness. "SOMETIMES I hey just need lo talk to she explained. Counseling is a big problem. It's hard lo real- ize thai you can be totally alone." During the summer four vol- unteers handle (lie calls. Their hours are "from 9 a.m.-lo noon witli an answering service tak- ing Ihe calls until 3 p.m. and, in Ihe fall, until 6 p.m. "Call For (he name given to the program in Jami- ary, has a list of S7 separate agencies which individuals are referred lo if Iheir problem warrants such action, she said. "We're not supposed lo be she said. Some of the calls are from persons wiio need help paying the bills bclween paychecks, or those with medical prob- lems. THE SERVICE, she added, is available lo persons who "a b s o 1 u I c I y do not know where lo go for help." "We do nol make judgments nu Ihe she said, ex- plaining lhat sonic of Ihe questions concern "pregnancy problems" or oilier controver- sial issues. "We give them al- ternatives a choice of things lo do." "We've got to be she continued, "and realize that people have problems. That's nothing to he ashamed of. The' thing to do is pick up the phone and call our number Churches, clubs, governmeu- lal agencies and individuals are often called upon to help, and a follow-up procedure has been initialed lo make sure the caller receives Ihe help he needs. ONE NEW project in Ihe works is a plan lo provide transportation for the elderly, or others who have an urgent .need Ip gel from "here lo she said. Although funded by Junior League money-rising proj- ects, the service has been hampered -somewhat, -because people don't know about Mrs. Galbrailli said. More people, she said, need to come lo know the service and be able lo use il. Addition- al billboards and posters are planned for the fall, she said. She stressed that all infor- niiilion given by Ihe caller is strictly confidential and used only to follow up tJie calls. Dean Faces Questions i-! Before Judiciary Panel WASHINGTON (AP) John W. Dean III, who once said his most difficult problem was "how I could end (his mess wilhout mortally wound- ing the faces ques- tioning in the impeachment proceedings he helped to initi- ate. II was Dean's Senate testi- mony a year ago linking pres- ident Nixon with the Water- gate cover-up Ural helped set the stage for Ihe current in- quiry by the House Judiciary Committee. His testimony now has been requested by James St. Clair, Nixon's impeachment defense lawyer, who wants lo examine him on the narrow issue of a payment he helped ar- range for Watergate conspira- tor E. Howard Hujil Jr. The former While House counsel played n leading role in all phases of Hie cover-up until he decided to tell his sto- ry to the Watergate prosecu- tors in April 1973, and he faces intensive questioning by com- inillee members. Today's session will be something of a homecoming for Dean, who served as a mi- nority counsel lo the Judiciary Committee for two years be- fore moving to the Justice De- parlinent early in the Nixon administration. "He was minority counsel of subcommittee Rep. Ed- ward Hutcliinson, R-JIich., now the ranking committee Republican, recalled Wednes- day. "I sat beside him and he did u good job." "I know him very Itcp. Charles K. "Wiggins, R-Calif., another senior COP member. "He is most compe- tent and I had no reason to question his integrity when lie was here." Dean pleaded guilty last Oc- tober lo conspiracy to obstruct justice and defraud the United Stales. His sentencing has been deferred and he has been cooperating witti the Water- gate proseculors. All SI. Clair wants Dean to lell the committee is how lie passed on Hunt's request for money to Frederick C. Laltuc, a former Nixon campaign aide who has testified that he deliv- ered lo Hunt's lawyer Ihe night of March 21, 1973. St. Clair hopes Dean will say he called Lallue that morning before a conversation with Nixon in which Hunt's money demands were dis- cussed. A tape of that conver- sation, in which Nixon ap- pears lo be telling Dean, "For Christ's sake, get is re- garded by SI. Clair as Uis most damaging against Nixon. St. Clair is Irying to show that the payment was set in motion by Dean before he met with Nixon. LaFtue's testimony on that point was unconvincing lo most commitlee members. He said he thought he received Dean's call in Ihe morning, but il might have been late-.v GIs Get 2 Extra Years of Benefits WASHINGTON (A I') President Nixon signed legis- lation today to give veterans an extra two years to. use I heir education benefits and prevent four million of them, from losing their benefits as of July 1. The ones who faced loss of their benefits are those who served'between 1955 and 1966. A troubled Abilene woman telephones "Call For information ami referral service sponsored by Abilene Junior League, for referral to one of 97 Abilene ._ agencies which could alleviate her special problem. The number is 673-3111 (Staff Photo by Monte Smith) uj Small Town Low Enforced "L fl j. C. uUrCn I By DENNIS MONTGOMERY Associated Press Writer ROXANA, 111. (AP) When this community's police chief admonishes "Thou shall nol he says it will au- Ihorily. He's a priest. Chief James Loyd, 39, is a self-taught, ordained minister in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saiuls The sect, with headquarters at Independence, Mo., has priests, as opposed to the eld- ers of the Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) of Sail Lake Cily, Utah. After joining the force in 1557, Loyd began studying aL home for the ministry, with the encouragement of his wife, lie was ordained here in 1966 and last year he was named police chief. On Sundays he takes Ihe pulpit of Ihe local Mormon WEATHER NoTiOMI Scrvici (Weaker Pg. 131) ABILENE AMD VICINITY MO-milf radius) fcir Ihrough Friilay. Utlle Icmpcralure change. Southerly winds 12 lo 12 mod. Hicjli IWuy and Friday in the mid 90s, Lo.v lonighl in the loiv 70s. High and fov; for 74 hours ending V A.m.: 95 and It. High and same dale lasl Year; 6; cjnd i9. Sunrise today: sunsel tonignl: Sunrise tomorrow: drawing his ser- mons from police experiences of the previous week. On Wednesday nights lie lakes 3 break from palroling this town of to officiate al church prayer meetings. He also serves as treasurer for; the congregation. "People in my congregation have lold me they find my sermons much more meaning- ful because many of the exam- ples 1 give them are current and says Loyd, the fa- Iher of two young children, a boy and a girl. A sample sermon topic: "I arrested a boy one lime. He pulled out a gun and pulled ihe (rigger and the gun didn't go off. It was a stolen gun and 1 lalked to Ihe owner and he said it had never misfired be- fore. just felt that this had lo do with il not being my time lo go because Cod had some- thing else for me to do." Loyd says thai so far his dual roles haven't caused awk- ward- conflicts, although pa- trolmen still curse in the sta- lion house and his church members still double park. "They really go hand in he says. "I think any- time you're doing whaL you think is right, like Irying to keep the peace, it runs along with the commandments thai gave." 'ITiere were of these in school in June and (he Vet- erans Administration's educa- tion benefits chief, Bob Noon- er, says he Isn't sure liow many are going to summer school '-but is a good ballpark The -Senate passed Ihe bill .Tune 26 and the House Juns 27, bolh unanimously: Veterans who served after 1956 will have 10 years afler they leave service to use their benefit g, instead of eighl- years. Veterans who served between 1905 and J9S6 now will have 10 years after June.I, 196S lo use Iheir benefits. current education bill w'as made law on that dale artd gave Ihcm retroactive cover- age. Since the July 1 checks for Ihe 1955-1966 group attending summer school could nol be processed until Nixon signed Ihe bill, they mil get them late. Nooner said the comput- er operation was set to move immediately. Discussion Open On Sex Equality Sex discrimination may be the label for health classes or PE if the HEW proposals become the rule for schools. The public can comment until Ocf. 15 and the guidelines wouldn't be enforced until after Jan. I Pg. IB. Amusements Bridge Business Notsi Business Mirror Editorials Horoscope Hospital Patients ObifuaricJ Snorts 1-5C To Your Gocd Health TV Loq TV Srau[ Women's News g B 3A I ?A )2C -1 1C 6C XA 7B !2B II A .11C 68 SB Sf 2-3B Aussie Unions Lift Sinatra Ban GKOIJNDKD FOI1 A TIMK Sinatra al Melbourne AP By I'CTEH O'LOUGHMN Associated .press Writer SYDNEY, Australia (AP) Australian unions today lilled their bans on Frank Sinatra, and a lour promoter said Ihe singer will resume his concert lour and go ahead with a lele- vised free show. The unions said Sinatra would be allowed lo leave Ihe country ivlien he wishes, and the singer said in a joint state- ment that he "regretted" name-calling and rough house incidcnls Tuesday night. However, he did nol issue a general apology as the unions had demanded. The agreement was reached after a three-hour mceling bo- Iwccn Sinatra's lawyer, Ihe promoters of lour and Robert'Ilawke, Australia's lop union official and president of the ruling Labor parly. The statement s-ld Sinalra did not intend "nny general relleclion upon moral c h a I a c I e r of the working members ol Ihe Australian media." But it added: ''He, of course, reserves the right to con- tinue lo comment upon the quality of the professional per- formance of Ihose working members of Ihe media whom he believes are subject to crit- icism on professional grounds." In llioir pail of Ihe slalc- mcnt, Ihe unions said they had no desire lo embarrass Sinalra, and "Ihey express Iheir rc- grels for any physical incon- venience thai may have been caused lo him by journalists." The agreement wilhoul a previously demanded apology from Sinatra was reached alter a (hree-Iiour huddle be- tween Sinatra's lawyer, the promoters and Robert llawke, Australia's lop labor union official and president of the i uliii" Labor parly. smites nil round." said lliihcii Raymond, one. or Ilij1- tour promoters. "There was no apology. The unions have really shown a lot of under- slanding and deserve compli- menling. They realized il got grossly out of proportion." llawke flew to Sydney lo mecl with Sinalra after a number of unions demanded that Sinalra apologize for in- snlls to Australia's journalists. The musicians' union said Sinatra could nol appear again in Ihe counlry until he apologized. And the transport union said members wplild nol service any plane er was booked on. llawke said Sinalrtf would "never get oul of Australia" unless he retracted scurrilous remarks he made during a concert Tuesday'night in Mel- bourne and apologized [or the rough treatment his body- guards gaVe a television crew. The Iwlel employes' union lo .01; ir.R Svl- noy hotel in which Sinatra was holed up. The singer had scheduled five concerts Iwo in Mel- bourne ami three in Sydney at each, lie still has four tp'go. Sinatra's lawyer, Milton A, Ruflin, told a news conference hfe client "regretted the inci- dents" but would nol accept culpability. fie said Sinatra, making his first Auslralian lour in 10 years, was willing to give a free TV performance to up for a concert that was can- celed Wednesday night. "Air. Sinatra is willing anfj able to Rudin said. "He did not cancel the per- formance; be was boycotted." The trMbte stattftd Tuesday when Sinatra he was wmmu tti
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