Tuesday, July 23, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 36 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 19604, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 23, TWENTY PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Asioriated Preii <ffl Heat Wave Expected to Snowball By JOE DACV II Reporter-News Staff Writer The mercury may break 105 degrees Tuesday and Wednes- at the National Weather-Service said Tuesday, as the compression effect of a high pressure system, continues, Forecaster Jack S c h n a b e 1 pointed out thai Ihe higher the temperature goes the more heal the land retains during the nighttime cooling period. -M o r n i 11 g low temperatures have been increasing at Ihe same rate as the afternoon highs: Saturday, 72 to 99 de- grees; Sunday, 74 lo 102 de- grees; Monday, 76 lo 104 de- grees. "We've had tills Schnabel said, adding this was "typical" of West Texas weath- er conditions. The temperature marks have not yet broken any records, he said. The highest on record for July 23 is 107 in 1943. The 101-de- gree extreme reported'for'July in Monday's Reporter-News ap- plies only to the last 10-year pe- riod. "I DON'T SEE anything thai looks Schnabel said. "Each day you keep Ihn com- pressional effect your arc warm- ing tlie he ex- plained, adding that a 1-2 degree rise in (he temperature could be expecled for each day "until we gel a break." But Schnabel said an end lo Ihe sizzling heat wave is not'in sight. Abilene, however, is not alone. Eleven Texas weather stalions reported high temperatures above 80 Monday; 15 stations above 100. .Corpus Christi was the coolest in the stale wilh 89 degrees, Schnabel said. And Ihe heat is not limited, to Texas. Kansas, Missouri and Ar- kansas stations also reported 100-clegree temperatures Mon- day and 90-dcgree readings were reported as far north as North Dakota, Schnabel said. THE HIGH pressure system which-is dominating the nation Is 'centered over Amarillo, act- ing like a giant lid. The lid keeps the heat in, similar in ef- lect to a pressure cooker. Schnabel also had dismal news'-about growing-season rain- fall in the Big Country. Since the last freeze in Taylor County April 5 only C.ll inches out of an expected 10.97 has full- en in only 14 days o[ ruin through Tuesday. Colcman County.reported 6.4S inches in seven days tlvrough June 30. Fisher County, the driest, re- ported 3.64 in 11 days tlirough June 30. the wetlcst, reported 7.37 from its-last- freeze, March 23, in 13 days through June 30. SCHNABEL SAID the number of days of rainfall is probably as significant as the amount of rain. A drought has existed in West Texas since Nov. .1, 1973, and will enter its 10th month in Au- gust. Abilcno'.s Northeast Wale r Treatment Plant reported send- ing 35.4 million gallons of water to area users Monday, 13.5 mil- lion of that from Lake Ilubbaid. The average is 33 million a day. Only in the Texas Panhandle, where a feeble cool Iroul was easing toward the south, did the overnight temperatures only a little in lhat sector. The forward edge of the cooler air lay between Cliildress and Lubbock in early morning. The only moisture consisted of a lew quickly dissipated showers in early morning- along the Canadian River near the, Texas-New Mexico border. Sizzling temperatures sky- rocketed again Monday, going as high as 109 degrees al Wich- ita Falls. Several points posted heat records for the dale. U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE Nolionol Weather jcrvkr IWMthtr Mop, Pg. 2B) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Clwir lo partly ctojdy and continued hoi Ihrounh south- erly winds 5 lo 10 man. High Mils alfcr- npon end near IDS. la- ninhl In upper Klgli and lor 71 hours ending a.m.: IW rjrtd 77. High and lovr same dale year: 95 and 73. Sunrise today sunset lonighl: sunrise tomorrow: Top marks at oilier points in- cluded Dallas 108, mineral Wells 107, Cliildress, Fort W o r I h and Waco 10G, San Angelo 104, Junction Austin, College -Station and Del Ttio 102, Midland and Wink 101 and Col'ulla, Lufkin, Texar- kana anil Tyler 100. The max- imum stayed below 90 at just two al BG ami Corpus Christi al 89, on the coast. Readings near dawn today stayed as high as 81 al Waco and 82 al Wichita Falls. Behind the new front Ainarillo's 71 wasn't inucli cooler. Official forecasts called sim- ply for continued hot weather, wilh possibly a few thunder- showcrs by evening. By EUJE RUCKER Clarification Asked On Drive-In Ratings Q. Why does the Park Drive-In fcavc one thing In the paper for a rating one day and something different the next? I refer to last week. Wednesday' it said under 17; Thursday it said 18; Friday 17; Saturday 18. Also why does Hie Town and Country say it opens at 8 when (he people who work there don't start arriving until or And sometimes they open al S-.30 or so. Traveling from Winters it's very dis- turbing not to know if we can gel in or not as they keep changing the ratings and once we get there we have to wait to get in. A. "Frank Sheffield, manager of'Interstate Theaters in Abilene, including the Park, says persons 17 and over are admitted to H jn'd X-ra ted .movies at Interstate Theaters. tie said the ruling was made by the Ifalioi'i- 3! Association of "Theater Owners which Include-Interstate Theaters. So if you see 18 on Interstate Theater ads, it's simply an error it should be 17. We better add, though, that Giv- ens, manager of Cinema theaters, says the age limit at all Cinema Corp. theaters is still 18 for .X-ra'ted movies but 17 for R. He says it's doubtful that an X-rated movie would ever be shown at Hie Cinema. Now Town and Country Drive-In. The manager, George Hale, said Ihe drive-in usually opens at 8 p.m. but sometimes the movie opens.a little laler if it's not a busy night and he doesn't expect a long line of cars. Hale said the movie can't start until sunset anyway so if you want lo come a little after 8 you won't have to wait as long. Q. That bridge going across Little Elm Creek on Hartford St. is terrible. Why in the world don't they repair it and do it right instead of a half way job? Boy, I tell you, this city is really messed up. A. When property owners get ready to pay for paving the street, Director of City Public Works-Jerri' Smith says he'll put in a cul- vert. But until the whole thing is done right he can't see the wisdom of putting in a new bridge. He says residents probably wouldn't be assessed for the cost of Hie bridge. Q. I've intended to send you this infor- mation 2 couple times every time I read where someone can't locale a rec- ord album or tape. I have the address of a company in Houston 1hat slocks rare, foreign and out-of-slotk records and tapes (open reel, cassette and 8 If this store doesn't have it or can't get it within two weeks, It can't be gotten. A. Thanks mucho. Somelxidy's always searching for his favorite album and this address will help: Home Entertainment Number I, 5310 Kirby Drive, Houston or call (713) 52MSI7. The firm accepts mail orders, but it's best to send your request first wilh a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply. This is no discount house so expect to pay regular prices or even higher in Ihe case of foreign imports, Q. You sent someone a General Mo- tors modification procedure for convert- ing older model cars for use of unleaded or low-leaded fuel. send one to me also. A. Can't do lhat 'cause we only had one to begin with but we'll tell you where to write for a complimentary copy. Address your letter to United Motor Service Division, General Motors, attention Waller Fortney, 6303 Cedar Springs, Dallas. Ask for United Delco Bulletin number 60a-100-2. Address questions Action Line, Box AbUett, Texas Names will lot be used bat questions mast be signed awl addresses givei. riease include tel- ephone lumbers if possible. Family Business Bob Melleky hangs 33 stories above New York's Rockefeller Plaza Monday while painting a flagpole. Melleky has been painting and erecting flagpoles for more than 20 years in a family business that his grandfather started. A New York landmark, St. Patrick's Cathedral, is in the background below. (AP wire- photo) City Overtime Pay Increase Causing Schedule Review ByGAHYBALDIUDGE Reporter-News Staff Writer Overtime pay for city em- ployes will cost more than in fiscal year 1974-75, more than doubling that of Ihe past 12-month period, because of a recent amendment lo Ihe Fail- Labor Standards Act. Starting May 1 the City of Abi- lene could no longer allow em- ployes compensatory lime off, or "camp" time, for working more than 40 hours per week. Time-and-a-half must be paid for overtime work. Figures from the City Ac- counting Dep't. show that for the months of May .and June in overtime was paid lo city' employes, compared lo paid during Hie months of March and April. ROUGH ESTIMATES would put Ihe projected costs for over- time in 1974-75 to Man Becomes Instant Grand pa To His M. G. Mason of Abilene learned Sunday that he is o cjrandfahter, after being reunited with his daughter, Brenda. whom he had not seen in 30 years. Story and photographs on Pg. IB. compared to about for the current year. "We're going to have to be more conscious of City Man- ager Fred Sandlin said Monday. "We will hold it lo a minimum." Sandlin said city department directors have been instructed to lake another look at their work schedules in an effort to cut overtime. However, Sandlin and City Personnel Director Bill Olson said that it has always been city policy to over- time only in emergency situa- tions anyway. Civil service employes were gelling regular overtinie pay in lieu of time before the new law But now water and sewer employes and others are included. OLSON BELIEVES Ihe new requirement is welcomed by those city employes who must NEWS INDEX Amusc-menls 8C Business Mirror..........5A Bridge................. 7C Classified.............. 4-7C Comics.................3C Editorials -4A Horoscope..............- 7C Hosolial Potienls 2B Obituaries 2A Sporls 1-2C To Your Good Health......5A TV Log................ 8C TV Scout............... 8C Women's 38 work irregular hours. They are more interested in how much money is taken home than in how much free lime they have, he said. Exemptions to the new re- quirement include executives, administrators, professional em- ployes and summer Recreation Depl. employes. Accounting Depl. calculations for overtime in the period of March-June did not include overtime for police appearances in court and incentive and holi- day pay for refuse collectors. Those items are budgeted sepa- rately. Water and Sewer Depl. em- ployes, who received no over- lime for Ihe months of March and April, collected in Iifay and June the first two months under the new law. Bus drivers have received during Ihe first two months un- der the new law. For the month of March, in overtime was paid for SB5 hours of work.. In April, the figures were for 847 hours. But in May was paid for hours, and in June the total was for hours. British Report Fighting Outbreak in N. Cyprus By THE ASSOCIATED I'HKSS The Greek Cypriol who look over Ihe Cyprus presidency from the ousted Archbishop Makarios resigned today and a prominent figure in the old regime was named lo re- place him, Cyprus radio said. The move was seen ns an at- tempt to reach a peace accord with Turkey. The British reported a new outbreak of fighting on Tur- key's invasion beachhead in northern Cyprus near Kyrenm despite a cease-five agreement accepted by all sides. Shortly before these devel- opnienls, Turkey's deputy prime minister, Necmcltiii Er- bankan, renewed an old Turk- ish demand for partition of the Mediterranean island between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Named to lake over the Cypriot presidency Glaf- ocs derides, wlio was sneaker of the House of ItepresenU- lives before Makarios was July 15 in a coup by Hie national guard under Hie leadership of regular Greek army officers. Tlie Cyprus radio broadcast said derides already had been sworn into office. derides, a lawyer, headed intercommiinal talks with the Turks under Makarios. N'ikos Sampson, who took over from Makarios after the national guard seized power and precipitated Turkey's in- vasion last Saturday, said in an address over the Cyprus radio that Cleiides, because of his e x p e r i e n c R, is better equipped to lead the nation. Sampson added thai he was stepping down with, a clear conscience. II e maintained that his actions since the coup had been motivated by a de- sire to avoid civil war hc- twccn the Turkish and Greek communities which, share the island 45 miles from, Turkey in the Mediterranean. The fighting report came from the British Defense Jlin- Florida's Gurney Won't Run Again MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Sen. Edward Gumey, R-Kla., in- dicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an influ- ence peddling scheme, said to- day he has decided not to seek re-election. "There is no sensible or sound way to conduct a state- wide political race and pre- pare for, and go through n major Gumey said in a mitten statement telephoned to Miami by his Washington office. (iurney, 60, was indicted July 10 "in Jacksonville by a federal -grand jiiry which ac fused him of conspiracy, brib- ery and perjury in an influ- ence peddling ease. The Winter Park Republi- can, a member of Ihe Senate Watergate committee, h a s innocent lo the charges. "f am innocent of any w r o n g d o ing and the first priority is to clear my good name. After that is done I will decide whether or not lo re- sume a career in politics and Gurney said in the statement. lie said he wanted to thank the "host of people who have phoned, wired and written hi the last few days urging me to campaign for re-election." Some stale GDI' lenders had threatened to repudiate Gur- ney if he did not withdraw from the race. Public Service Commission- er Paula Hawkins and drugs- tore magnate Jack Eckerd an- nounced last week lhat they would seek the GOP nomina- tion for Gurney's scat. (iurney won election in 1368, becoming Florida's first Re- publican senator since Ihe post-Civil War Reconstruction era. His only son, Edward John Gnmey III, committed suicide at the start of the 1963 Senate race. His wife, Natalie-, has been bedridden in a nursing home for several years. islry which said in London lhat the battle action was fak- ing place as a Boyal Navy task force was evacuating stranded Britons and other foreigners from the northern coast. The ministry said the evacuation of about for- eigners was continuing with- out loo much difficulty be- cause the fighting was about six miles from the evacuation point. The Defense Ministry said it had no details of the battle action. The United Nations in New York said troops of its peace force on Cyprus took over the airport at Nicosia, the Cypriot capital, because of new fighting there. A U.K. headquarters spokesman said no details of the Nicosia fight- ing were available lo him but that he described It as "a new and serious breach of the cease fire." 'llie cease-fire had been called for 10 a. m., Mon- day but fighting continued far several hours after that dead- line. Then about six hours lal- er, the U.K. command on Cy- prus reported all quiet on the island and that Ihe ccase-fii'e appeared, to Iw holding. Darlls.r today, Associated Pi-ess correspondent Frank Hawkins Jr. reported from Ni- cosia ttuit. sporadic fighting broke out along the so-called Green Line separating the Greek and Turkish cormnuni- lies bul that in general the cease-fire had been honored by both sides. The dispatch was filed lie- fore Ihe British and U.K. re- ports of new action. U.S. officials have said they expect fighting lo continue be- tween the Greek and Turkish communities for at least sev- eral more days. The call for partition by Deputy Prime Minister Erbak- an in Ankara was a restate- ment of a long-standing Turk- ish demand to give the eastern end of the island to Turkey and the western part lo Greece. Navy Missile Downs 'Copter SNtIP OUT THOU MWSII mm SWEEP m CASH! WEEK-EIKR WANT At 15WWK 3MTS Sonil.90 Additienol No phom orders Catfi in advonct DiadlirM 3 pm Thursday No rtfurxti .MANILA, Philippines (AI1) Six U.S. N7avy men were missing and considered dead today after a deal-seeking missile went astray Monday and destroyed the helicopter in which they were flying 70 miles off Ihe Philippine coast. The missile was fired by a Navy I''4 Phantom Jet. A Navy spokesman said both Ihe" plane antl the SH3 helicopter were from the air- craft carrier Ranger, which was holding a training exer- cise en route to Ihe Subic Bay is'aval Base north of Manila. Two destroyers, llie .louelt and Ihe Bradley, arrived at Ihe crash scene moments aflcr Ihe shooting and reported cit- ing only debris from the heli- copter. The a v y spokesman said Ihe jet was trying lo fire the Sirtcswindcr missile at a parachute flare target, lie said there was an apparently successful launch bill "Ihe missile did not fly Ihe expect- ed Hack to Ihe intended tar- get, but rather flaw into the helicopter which was seen 1o a partial turn, impact into the sea and sink." 'Die N'avy did not identify the pilot. Those aboard the helicopter were identified as LI. Donald Grne Allen of Chickasha, Okla.; (j.g.) Roger Ostcr of Tyrone, Pa.; Danny Karl Porter, an avia- tion electronics technician 2nd class from Dunncllon, Fla.; .Steven Holla Sanchez, an avia- lion structural mechanic 3rd class, from Portland Ore.: and two photographers' males, Airman Ronald Fran- cis St. -lohn of Palmer, Mass., and John David Graham of Kailna, Hawaii. The naw spokesman said he had no information on the dis- tance between the helicopter and the jcl or Ihe mission the men m the helicopter were carrying mil.