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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 <o press. A. They are checked and double checked and still occasionally errors man- age 1o slip through. Our Vice-President and General Manager D. F. McCarty says when there's an error in ah ad and we made the error, the policy of the paper is to give the store a teller to the effect it was our fault and we regret it. Since this one was a newspaper error, such a letter was delivered to the store and available at the check-out counter to show custom- ers. HcCarty agrees errors are not fair to the customer and he hates ifthat they occur hut like it or not, Ihey do. An error causes -embarrassment to the advertiser who is our customer and great incon- venience to the reader. We are truly sor- ry-' Address questions lo Action Line, EOT 30, Abilene, 19SH. Names will not be iscd qvestlMs must be sigaed aid addresses Please U- ctade IciepkMe limbers if possible. NEWS INDEX Amusements.......... 6B Bifiincfs Mirror 8A Bridge 8A. Classified............. 5-9C Comics................... 4C Editorials 4A Hoioescope 7B Hospital Patients 2A Obituaries 2A To Your Good Hcallfv. 5B 80 Cases a Month P. Morion Jr., a' lan'yer tor! CAP's Project LAW program1 lakes a moment from iiis.schedule to reflect on the has held for the last three months. JVIorlo'n hears at least involving Abilene's poor, while also try- ing to maintain his own private practice. (Staff Photo) .By ROBERT A. DOBKIN AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Bell Telephone System and its unions have reached tentative agreement on a billion, three-year contract, averting a nationwide telephone strike scheduled for today. But negotiators for a sepa- rate group of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) members employed by. Ihe Western Electric Co., a Bell subsid- iary, rejected the tentative agre'emenfandMBBW mem- bers, struck at least 10 West- ern Electric plants." tentative agreement c o v e r s the SOfl.OOO-niember Communications Work'ers of America, IBEW: members cm- played directly by Bell and a group-of 35-smaller indepen- dent unions. Office in By SCOTT TAGLiARINO .Reporter-News Staff Writer -Tiitked away oh" the third of the old Courfhoifse is the Project of the Community Action Program.. ]f: prospective clients can to .trudge.'through', the aging building and past the second 'floor, remodeling ef-'. fort, they the-ismall office, equipped.wiUi a office, a receptionist-secretary 'and'for- a lawyer, Walter P. Morton'Jr. ptf-'fiijed: life last March alter a year's cancy. Now with a fuli-lime secretary, Rosemary Flores, Morton sees over 80 separate cases, a.' month ;during the more .or -less half-aAlay sion he puts in at. the office. "BUT THAT doesn't count the' number of re-contacts, re- appointmenls, additional con- -ferences and court .he'said. The only civil Morton explained, and only fpr those clients with.in- .sufficient incomes, people at or below the poverty level. Although CAP offeVs the service free; to all clients who qualify as poverty cases, Mor- ton emphasized that if the '..case involves having to go'to is asked lo pay the usually minimal court' costs. ..Most-of the1 .cases.Morton's .'office'-handles deal with 3o- '.such as custbdy, -p.ay-, ment or tort cases like accidents where the LAW client does not have insurance. "AND THESE Ihings run in he'-said, "Sometimes I'll get a'case type I've never had before and then-pj] get" several of them right in a row. .To give an example of'the .average monthly, work load Morton" faces, the published '.Te'port'for June 1974 show that 40 persons received legal 'as- sistance'through the office in the following 'categories: Re- Con- sultation; 13; Payment wages, cases, '1, and DWI, During the 20 legal' documents 'were' pre- letters were mailed, 3 hearings were'held in, court and" 22. cases' were 'pending, MbrtDff said iii the- t .'J-'Mprtdn'gafye' an example of given in June.whicnMs.typical of the the off ice. handles. THE; RETORT read as fol- lowing: "Two young came in to' see me' who' had obtained employment through the' Texas Employment' Com- mission. They; had worked for Head of Prison TV Log TV Sccul Women's 7B 68 WUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) Texas prison director W.J. Es- telle Fred Gomez Car- msco on his mind "for .11 days. Now, with Carrasco and three others dead, Estelle -worries about the future of Texas pris- ons. Estelle commanded prison forces during the long ordeal Ihat ended Saturday wren Carrasco, another armed con- vict and two women hostages were killed, in an escape at- tempt Now Estelle fears the drama that ended in death might dis- courage new recruits for the Texas Department of Correc- tions. He also thinks the deaths of Elizabeth Beseda and Julia Standley, prison teachers who became. Carrasco's hostages, demonstrate a need to give employes salaries in line with the potential hazards of their jobs. "For years we have been trying lo obtain a budget that wbhlcl allow the Board of Corrections .to: compensate employes'for the dangers they are exposed to every he said. "Next January we will go lo the legislature with a budget proposal that will hopefully get officers.- out of a salary bracket where they must sup- plement Ihe necessities of life with the use.of food stamps." He said that one effect of the siege has'been a M per cent decrease in recruiting in- terviews, and, an unusually high number of recruits who did not report for the latest officer training class, which began a few days after the capture of the prison library by Carrasco and two compan- iotis. Estelle said there will be some immediate changes at the prison unit but it is too early to determine exactly what .they will include. Jlc said they certainly will include some remodeling of the prison library. What about the' presence 'of women in the system exposed to the dangers which left two of Ihem dead Saturday night? Estelle stared at' his office' floor.. "I just can't handle that one right, he answered. In reviewing events of the 11-day Eslellc 'said it was "prelly evident that any would have created a perilious situation." "The situation continued to indicate that we buy he- said. Alter three flays, he said, he decided that 'the three gunmen also were trying lo buy time. Estelle said'he sensed Car- rasco and ,his cohorts were stalling when they demanded to talk at length with mem- bers'of the press (luring (he truck driver unloading her truck -all day. She paid tftem by check. When -they tried lo cash" it, they found it was a 'closed account in Lub-. bock and she had not lived at the atldress :6n the check for some time. With a .little re- we located the firm in Lubbock she -worked for. She ha'd been fired, but with their help, we secured the men's pay from vMortqn says his office han- dies enough cases like this and otWers to. Veep'three. Ml-Vi'me the work to' keep Morton :biisy '60' hours 'a week, although he is only paid by CAP. as a three fourths-lime lawyer "Sometimes I don't feel T ,-'si'i adequately lieljiing them, 1, -e I.cloiVl have enough Morion said. And time is fairly short sometimes for the retired Air Force at the same time he "is at.ternpliiig'to run his. own office, which 'he started .two years ago, .Despite the hardships' both on him. and his clients', Morton feelconfident the poor, people in Abilene are in general'dealt, with fairly in'the JUDGES don't know lily private cases'from my Project LAW Morion 'said, explaining that usually the only difference be- Iween the two in court is what office address the lawyer gives. when Morton speaks of gelling justice for Ihe poor, he doesn't talk blindly. As an as- piring law student at the Uni- versity of-Denver he ran a legal aid office for Ihe de- prived of that city. After grad- uation he served in the U.S. Air Force both as a flyer and An'..'rIB'E.W, spokesman said IBEW members work for Western Electric and an- other work direclly for Bell. Negotiators tor IBEW members at Western Electric rejected .the tentative setlle- menl while negotiators1, for IBEW members working for Bell accepted it. v A Western Eleclric spokes- man said IBEW members had set up pickets at 10 of the 15 Western Electric: plants cm- ploying'IBEW members. He said pickets had been set up at plants in Chicago; Morif- Lisle, III.; Oma- ha', Neb.; Columbus, .Ohjo; Shrcyeporl, La.; Oklahoma Indianapolis; Kearney, and AUerilpwn, Pa.' lie said there were no IBEW pickets atV.Western Electric plants in Vancouver, Wash.; Beading, Pa.; Denver; San Calif.; and Little Hock, Ark. Eight other Western Eleclric' plants whose workers are rep- resented :by. the jCommunica- tions Workers alsl-.were unaf- fected, the compiiy spokes- man said. Western Electric estimated that IBEW workers were on strike. The tentative: agreement, which requires rank-and-file would bo.q'st-wages and benefits 35.8 per cent ovei the next three.years. In announcing (he settle- ment at a news conference Siuiclay'nignt, CWA President Glenn.B. Watis said the con- tract would :be submitted for ratification .only after contract negotiations are com- A deadline for .wrapping up local issues-'was set for mld- nighf, .Aug.; 11; after which lime any of Bell's 23 operating companies across the country, could be struck individually. Watts that: the agreement will .pany'more.thah }3 billion over the life 'of the contract.'' In addition-to pay increases, the union chief said 'the of fer provides full' pro t ec.tion against inflation, the "largest improvement ever made" in a company-paid den- tal plan, and.-more than million in local-: money for re- solving called inequi-. ties in.job classifications. A, major stumbling..block .during'..the' niore than, "two months of had been the issue of union' securi- ty and .Watts said the new con- tract .offered, substantial Ln- Specific, detaiis of the con- including a breakdown of. the, increases, were withheld' penduig com- pletion of local contracts. Cass Heart Blamed effort to Hie library See PRISON, Pg.3A, Col. 1 See PROGRAM, Pff..5A, Col. 1 .'tiy-.KD. BLANCHE Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) "Mama" Cass the 276-pound American singing star who died last week in her luxury London apartment, "was the victim of her obesity, the official: coroner's report sa'd today. Coroner Gavin T h u v s t'O n said" Miss Elliot, Jwhose: Ixxly was found a ago in her London 'died be- cause "part of the heart mus- cle turned to fat due lo obesi- ty." At 'IKe coroner's inquest, Britain's top pathologist, Prof. Keith Simpson, testified that the 33-year-old onetime mem- ber of the Mamas arid Papas singing .'group was "grossly overweight" twice the prop- er weight for a woman of her height and build. was buricd.on Friday in Hollywood as more than including show business personalities, paid their respects.. Simpson, who conducted the autopsy, testified .that he found no traces of alcohol or .ding's. He ruled out the possi- bility-suggested by her physi- cian last week that she died after Lhoking on'a ham sand- .wich Nothing :was found, to in- dicate her wind passage .had .been blocked, Simpson said. Miss Elliot lold an inleryiew- a few days before her death that she had been dieting diif- ing :the past, year arid-had lost N SO pounds. At the the singer's manager, testifie'd that Miss- Elliot, h'a'd-been (un- der "a con'siderable amouni of stress and strain" during her :just -en- gageriient at the London Pal- 'ladium.-v i" Carr said.last week Palladium appearance, 'which just two days before -Miss Elliot's death, had' been highly successful, and that the singer appeared to be "very happy" about her perform- ance 'Miss .found-on July by -her secretary, Dot Miss MacLeod testi- fied that she''found ;ihe; body slightly propped up in her dou- ble bed. She said Ihe television was on 'and a ham sandwich and soft drink were beside'her Doctors said Miss El- liot appeared to have been, dead about seven hours. Rains Threatens To Flush Decor Missy Anderson may be the only one in Abilene who is hoping it doesn't rain. But-then she has good reav son: during fellowship Sunday night someone used 17 rolls of toilet paper to "decorate" her mimosa, mulberry and pecan trees at 1163 Gvaml. The multicolored'.. Northern and Charrnin-papering, sne said, was "too pretty to report lo the police" but" getting it out of the branches and the bushes may pose a problem. "I think you arc supposed (o light a malch lo she said, explaining lhal Ihe toilet paper bums too fast to set (ire lo the trees. BUT THAT WILL only work if-it doesn't rain.' Abilene, fire officials, fearful for the -Irees, suggested the opposite method: taking a be- nozzled garden hose (9 the multi-colored canopy. "A good rain might wash it one fireman mused.. He., added thai.burning the paper might set fire to Ihe trees, which might be no worse lhan soggy lumps of toi- let paper all over the lawn. A vaccum cleaner was also suggested Where II Rajned ABILENE 2-Day Total Municipal Airport Tr. .31 Total for Year 9.15 Normal for. Year 1J.81 N.2nd Treadaway Tr. Tr. NW Water Plant' TV. Tr. 901 Piedmont, .10 .10 ..02 .04 Lake Abilene .60 .60 Lake Phantom Hill Tr. Tr.- Kirby Tr. .05 BAIHD Tr. Tr. BALLINGER .15 .15 BRECKENHIDGE Tr. Tr. CISCO Tr. .20 COLEMAN .11 .12 EASTLANI) Tr. .10 IIAMI.1N .58 .58 HASKELI, Tr. Tr. KNOX CITY Ti-. Tr. MERKFJ, .30 SNYDER Tr. Tr. SWEETWATER .20 .20 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE HWiWrtl WMItwr Scfvlct (WMtNr Mvp, P9. 3A) ABILENE AND VlCIUITY (lO-miFe cfowly with a crSance pf today and Pflflly cloudy wlrh a illqhi of ihunifer- ConMnutd mild. Spulher- S to 14 mph- HTph thli oflerooon In mid 80s. Low tonloM In the upper 60i. Tuesday in frit Prob- abllltv. of rain M wr cenl Jodoy, 30 per cent lonlfllil and M per com on Tuesday. High and low (or U hours ending T a.m.r 83 and 19. lo-rV sotTifl dilt last ycor! Yl onl Inlay; sunlit lomgM: Sunrkt lofnorrow: 50 Per Cent Rain Chance Pays Off in Summer Shower By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Slaff Wriler A flip-of-the-cqin chance of rain Monday may be the last such chance for a while as forecasters at the National Weather Service arc calling for decreasing probabilities of rain through Tuesday. Weatherman Chuck -Miller said chance of rain should de- crease si e a dily from 50 per cent Monday to only 20 per cent Tuesday. Heavy thundershowor activi- ty was reported near and to Ihe northwest of Snyder, about 70 miles west of Abilene, drop- ping Gulf.moisture at a rale of an inch an hour, Miller said. THE KEY CITY is appar- ently experiencing the after ef- fects of a cool front which moved Ihrougti (he area over Ihe weekend, he explained. But Abilene's atmosphere didn't lose much moislwc he- cause of a high pressure sys- tem centered over Missouri. "Highs" cause a'circulation pattern which moves in a clockwise direction' which in turn is causing a [low of more moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, Miller saitl. Most of Ihe shower activity during the past was trig- gered "convcctively" hy heat action during Ihe Miller said. Earlier, forecasters had said that Ihe weak cool.front, an air mass five lo 10 degrees cooler lhan the surrounding air, had set up the conditions, making Uie area ripe for rain. Only a trace was reported Sunday, however, bringing the weekend total to .31 inch, Ihe being Saturday's accu- mulation, Miller-said. Slowly but surcly.clcar skies and war m e r temperatures should return to Ihe area this Week, Miller added. Including the 1.28-inch July 30 rain, Abilene has measured 1.60 inches, shooting Ihe year lolal up by 21 pel1 cent, to 0.18, in a single week. Normal for the .year through Monday is 14.81, a 38 per cent deficit. TOTAI.S THROUGHOUT the city for'Ihe weekend ranged from a mere trace to .1 inch. The humidity Monday mom- ing was W per ecnl. Severe thundershqwers broke out near Big Spring, La- mesa, Brpwnfield and Lub- bock over Ihe weekend, Associated Press reported. Whereas Ihe Abilene area has responded to the influx of moisture from .Ihe Gulf with occasional showers, -coastal areas of Texas reacted with fog. Ternperalures were general- ly mild although no records were breeched in Abilene; mercury went as high as: 100 in Alice nnd as low as 68 in Lufk'n. Abilene's high waj (12 ami 65 oh Sunday. T.. Only traces of rain wove ]wrled in the Big Country over the weekend, however.