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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 5, 1974, Abilene, Texas %ITHQUT OR WIJH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOESAVE SKETCH.YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS B4TH YEAR, 'NO. 49 PHONE 673-4271 79604, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price Prea EIJJE RUCXEI 'Yukky' Fire Plug Colors Defended Q. Why are the fire hydrants In AbUeie paiited those horrible colors? I'm sure' the' paint Is fluorescent but it sure looks jiikky: In 'the front, of nice A. They'reNOT yukky, they're just easy to spot, says Assistant City Manager John 'Hatchcl.- .The phosphorescent paint makes them easily: visible to firemen at night. They .can shine their, spotlight. in the area and find the hydrant real quick. Also when someone's driving down the street ready to hit something, sec that bright hydrant and hopefully miss it, says Matchel. Well.i Jnaybe they're not yukky and surely they're easily, seen but most people will agree our- fire hydrants aren't about to win any beauty pageants. Q. Every taonrnig between 8 and J it's impossible to proceed down Pine In front of the post office for the doub- lepaited cars'. There are often open spaces available to park In but not used. I do know It Is against the law to doable ''park so why .-do authorities allow it In front of (he post office? A. Because it's practically Impossible to control.- Everybody "hits' the post office at the same picking up mail or mailing something. City Traffic Department says the meter maids try to keep traffic. mov- ing when Uiey can but the 'traffic engineer admits, "it's a Police Chief War- ren Dodson said he'd have somebody out to. look at it to see if he. can't ease the pain some. Q. I planted some carrols this year and Ihcy're doing I planted them when the package said to plant, but nothing is happening. Even if the soaked with water only very liny, roots come up. What should I A. Wait awhile. Our: yard and. garden authority Paula Carter says, carrots are just that they shouldn't be .piajnled'accbrding to seed packet directions v'h.ich apply to cither areas .of -'the -country and- usually, "plant after frost danger has passed." In West Texas caiTflts should be planled along about- February .when you plant your radishes. Water them when they need it but don't drown them. Hopefully you'll have a good batch of fall or winter year. Q. Cards came this week In (he 100 per cent DAV back-paychecks, The card gave, new payment rales. My husband and I do not understand. What is the meaning of E-l, E-2, E-J and on rhrongh E-J? Also W-l through W-< and M through HO? A, The E stands for Enlisted, W for Warrant and 0 for Officer. The higher Hie number, the higher the rank. For instance 0-1 is a second lieutenant (or. ensign in the 0-2 first lieutenant, 0-3 cap- tain. E-l Is a basic private or airman; E-9 is the highest enlisted rank and so on with the warrant-officer ranks also. Make a little more sense now? Q. One of the discount stores adver- _ tised a pound of Hitz crackers for 35 cents in.yeiir paper. J made a trip ont there fer (he. crackers only to be told 1 couldn't have them since (he, paper made a mistake. Witt the cost of gas- oline the way it fs today and cost of groceries and ns housewives shopping try keep our budget In line, I think this is nnfalr that we the coa- vsumer.have to pay for these mistakes when the ads should be checked be- fore they go
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