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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH YEAR, PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBERS, 3974 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated ALBANY'S CLIFF TEINERT boots and are booty for Cowboy Cookoff winner Eight-Hour Roast Wins in Cook-Off .Prizes for ucxl year's Cowboy Cook-Off may be increased consider- ably, possibly up to for first place, to bring a "greater attrac- tion" lo theVivcnt which was started lasl year. Max Polcn, chairman tif Ihe sec- ond Inlernational Cowboy Campfire Cook-Off held over the weekend, siiid, "We want lo have more pro- fessionals." He said the prizes will probably be raised for first, for second and for third, lie also said a youth division will be an ad- dition to next year's competition. THIS YEAIl'S competition in Ihe pro division was .taken by Clifford Ticncrl of Albany who recieved 5500, an engraved skillet and a pair'of from Hie Abilene Conven- tion and Visitors Bureau.' Tienert, owner of the Texas Trails c h u c fc w 3 g o n Assn., cooked his prize-winning rib roast for eight hours over low coals.-He also served pinto beans, "Son-of-a-Gun" slew, an okra-tomalo-cabbagc sour- dpugli biscuits, apple cobbler and cowboy' coffee. Teincrl made good his vow to beat lasl year's winner anil a friend of his, iiichard Hold of Giitlirie, who look third this year. Tcincrt at age ?fi was the youngest professional cook in the contest. 'SHCOXD PLACE went, to John While of the Matthews- lia'nch who dished up T-bonc steak, pinto beans, squash wilh onions, peach cobbler and yeast bread. White received a skillet and a pair of cowboy boots. Bolt was awarded a hat and-a skil- let. Texas May Catch Carmen's Act Fla. gusting lp 175 miles, an hour and tides 15 feel above normal lashed the northeast coast of Ihe Yucatan Peninsula today as Hurricane Carmen reached land. Carmen, the second hurri- cane of the 1974 Atlantic season, turned toward the'west- northwest early today, saving Belize City, Belize from the full brunt of the storm. Neil of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, said the change, in direction "saved the city of Be- lize from the devastation that could have been as severe as that observed' in" 1961 when Hurricane Haitie ravaged the city." Frank said ithe eye of (he hurricane was expected to pass over or just to the norlh of Chctumal, Mexico, and heavy rains ppsed (he threat of flooding to most of the pen- insula including Belize, which was formerly; called- British Honduras. A news dispatch from Mexi- co City reported that com- munications to Chetumal had neon cut off in. the.wake of Hie hurricane. At 9 a.m. IJDT men was located at latitude 18.7 north .and longitude 83.2 west, or about 25 miles north- east of Chetumal. The hurri- cane, with highest sustained winds of 150 m.p.h., was mov- ing toward the west-northwest at about 12 m.p.h. Forecaster J o e Pelissier said Carmen-now threatened land along the western Gulf of" Mexico and Rain Rides New Front Bj THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunderstorms rode a new cool front through the Panhan- dle-Plains sector of Texas to- ward the south and east today, and the state's coastal dwell- ers trained cautious eyes on Ihe movements of Hurricane Carmen far (o the south. Mixed among moderate to heavy showervsoinetimes se- vere thunderstorms ranged from the northeast part of the Texas Panhandle into Okla- homa and from around Luh- bock, Childress and Vernon southward to Marfa in ihe West Texas mountains. Still more showers and thun- derstorms were expected as the cooler air moved south- w a r d, and temperatures dipped shortly. Hurricane experts said Car- men, while many miles distant as it muscled toward the Yucatan Peninsula, changed direction to .threaten 'land areas along: Ihe southern and weslern Gulf of Mexico and "there is a potential-threat to 11 was downright chilly at some points behind the cool front, with readings early in the day down to 51 degrees at Dalhart and 55 at.Plainview. At Ihe same hour, (hermomc- tcrs still registered 81 at Pala- cios and 82 at Galveston on the coast. Sunday a f I e r n o o n 's fop marks ranged from 98 degrees al'Alice in deep South Texas and Wink in West Texas down to 82 at Dalhart in the Pan- handle. offered a potential threat to Texas. "The' d i re 6 ti o n change menus that it won.'l have as much land to go over, though' the peninsula is still-pretty Pelissier said. "We jusl don't know how much, strength it will maintain. "It does mean that we will hiU's to watch it closely and it does mean that there is a po- tential said. threat to he Hurricane force winds of'150 miles per hour extended 50 miles to .Ihe north and 25 miles lo the south of the storm cen- ler with gales as far as tdfl mites away.. Forecasters at [he National Hurricane Center in Miami la- beled Carmen "an extremely dangerous hurricane" a n d c o in p a r e d it with Hattie, which killed 250 persons-and caused million property damage when it struck British Honduras on Oct. 31, 1961. That storm prompted offi- cials to move the capital from, liclize to Belmopan 50 miles inland. Carmen, which developed from a tropical depression in the Atlantic, was blamed for one death in Kingston, Jamai- ca, where a woman drowned Saturday during a heavy downpour. Becky, the first hurricane of the season, was losing strength early today as it drifted in the open Atlantic far from land. It's maximum- winds of SO m.p.h. were not expected lo threaten any land areas. Area Cool Front May Deter Carmen By JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer An Abilene area cool front, expected to cause rain here Monday may eventually turn an "extremely dangerous" hurricane away from the Tex- as Coast.' Forecaster Jerry O'Bryant said that if hurricane Carmen, which smashed into the Vuca- .tan Pennirisula Monday morn- ing, reforms and heads toward the Texas coast, it could bring rain to West Texas. THE POSSIBILITY is "not completely out of tlie O'Bryant' said Monday. "It looks like it will be in the southern Gulf of Mexico to- morrow (Tuesday) he said of Carmen. He set the Abilene area's chances for rain at 50 per cent Monday and 6fl per cent Tues- day. The tropi- cal storm already has been classified as "extremely dan- gerous" by National Weather Service officials and, although, it is expected lo lose steam overland, it may rebuild if it moves for water. b'Bryant said the hurricane "very well could hit Texas." THE; 'INTENSE; clock-rise circulation .'pattern "brings in loads and loads of Gulf mois- 0 'B r y a n t explained, which causes widespread rain in northern and central Texas. :If the storm moves into the WEATHER U.I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NittoMl WrtHher Strvkt Pg. Kl ABILENE AMD VICINITY (10-mlli radius) cfoudi1 witti a chance of IhundershowBM today. .Mostly cloudy occasional rafn loflloht'and Tues- day. Cooler today through Var- iable 5 Jo W mph becoming north- erly at 12 to 12 mph this evenirg. High this afternoon in Ihe lower Bts. Low. lonlght In the upper 5os. High Tuesday In the middle 70s. Probability of roin 50 per cent, 60 per c .Til tonight and 30 per cenl Tueidav. TEMPERATURES Sunday p.m. Mcndajy a.m. coastal bend area- and is strong enough, he said, it could cause lots of weather in the Abilene area. O'Bryant pointed out lhal the slprm is much stronger than the tropical depression which surged inland a few weeks ago in East Texas. That low pressure center was responsible for flooding in the San Antonio area and for a 15-incii rain in Kcrrville. But if Abilene's cold front moves southward toward the coast, as it may begin to do at sunset Monday, the trailing high, pressure behind it may turn Carmen away from the stale. "The front thal's in Texas could determine the path o[ Ihe O'Bryant said. HURRICANES .GENERAL- follow the path of least resistance in the atmosphere, he explained, which means they will move toward areas of low pressure. The high pressure area be- hind Abilene's cool front could act as a buffer to turn the hurricane northeastward away from the coast. But if. the front tarries in West Texas, things could be different. O'Bryant indicated the fore- casters will know more about what the storm will do wlien it hits water again after passing over Ihe Yucatan Penninsula. THE STORM was moving on a west-northwest track and could reorganize as it begins to come up the coast of Mexi- co toward Texas' Coastal bend area, he said. But for Jlonday and Tues- day, Abilene area wealher inay have its own brand of slorms to contend with thunderstorms. The cool front is very shal- low at ils leading edge, O'Bryant said, which means that warm, moist air will probably be pushed up over the cool air mass, touching showers. COOL TEMPERATURES from' brisk, northerly winds will also a c c o m p a ny-the front's passage, O'Bryant said. Tuesday morning's for instance, is expected to-be in Ihe middle 50s wlh afternoon highs-in the middle 70s. Holiday Features Include Cable Walker, Fireworks 85....... 62 77 76 75 75 75 7  torne date lost year: 95 end 71. Sunrist today: sunset tonight; Sunrise Barometer readier at f a.m.: 18.07 in. Humidity ol 9 a.m.: 65 per BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's 80th observance of Labor Day takes place to- day wilh .1 rash of picnics, parades, arid'other public 2nd private celebrations. Philippe Petit, the French aerialist, walks a cable lo the lop of the 500-foot Great Falls in Paterson, N.J. The feat was designed to bring altcn- lion to the falls where Alexan- der Hamilton reputedly once stood, and described his vision of the nation's first industrial city. The people of Dysart, Iowa, meanwhile, gave their observ- ance a patriolic twist. They Holiday Traffic Toll Over 300 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the homebound traffic slill ahead today, more than 300 persons had been killed in highway accidenls over Ihe long Labor Day weekend. The Associated Press count- ed deaths due lo traffic accidenls since 6 p.m. Friday. The count ends at nidnighL lonight. combined Labor Day and Fourth of July festivities, complete, wilh the fireworks that didn't arrive in time for the earlier holiday. In-Detroit, one of the na- tion's Industrial centers, La- bor was just a. day off from work. "Labor Day parades and rallies were held in a period when the labor movement's struggle for recognition was still going on. But that recog- nition has achieved said Jfyra Wolfgang, an official of the motel and res- taurant workers union in De- troit. Many Americans, apparent- ly, took the cue and made just plain relaxation the order of Ihe day. i-abor Day had special meaning for thousands of auto workers in St. Louis. They re- turned to work after voting Sunday to end a 65-day strike over grievances. And negotiations were scheduled to get underway in Washington D.C. today on a new.United Mine Workers con- Iract wilh the soft coal indus- Iry- The lalks had been delayed because of events in south- eastern Kentucky, where one miner was shot and killed and a 13-month strike came to an end. Celebration of the last long weekend of the slimmer was not all festive. Outbreaks of violence Sun- day at'a'national'drag racing championship in Indiana and at a Spanish-American society outing in Newark, brought aulhorities cul: in force. And Ihe nation's high- way dealft toll climbed ly toward the 450-550 level forecast by the National Safe- ly Council. NEWS INDEX Amusement! Bridpe 3A Classified 7B Editorials ................4A. Horoscope............... 2A Hospital Polionlj.......... 9C Obituaries............... 9C Sports................ I-3C To Your Goctl 7A TV Lea................. AS TV Scout Women's Woodcock Wants Teeth for Council WASHINGTON (A P) Leonard Woodcock, president of the United Auto Workers, said today the new Wage and Stabilization Council should have subpoena powers to gath- er the economic key selected industries. lie said the purpose would be. to lay bare "all of the eco- nomic fads with regard to any price rise or any wage or economic adjustment and let there be a popular reaction as to what the facts arc." Woodcock said in an inter- view on the NBC "Today" show that the council set up at the request of President Ford lo help fight inflation is going to minitor developments wilh- nt any powers. "It's just going lo be a pub- Action Promised on Pile of Rubble KLLIE RUCKEll Q. 1 livn across (he sfreel frojn Ihe jutikpllc on KN Thai's what I (ell friends who can'! find my house. It's hail, I (ell you. Rubble, rotten hoards with nails poking out, broken glass, old lar paper. Now people (hlnk it's the dump and they're throwing beer cans. Once Iherc were three barracks in- stead of a junk pile. The one across from my house was lorn down fast No- vember but the debris was left lying there. I had given up hope until another1 barracks was torn ilown recently. The thing was cleared off beautifully not a nail left. If Ihcy can clear off (he nnr, why nol Ilic other? Who can I talk lo? A. Kry, wilh Ihe grand lille of Direc- tor of Auxiliary Enterprises and Physical Facililics at ACC (AC'C owned the bar- promises faillifiilly lhal one way or another tlio nibble will be cleared by (nil. He's disturbed about it (60. Three different men tore down three different barracks; one of them didn't pickup Ihe pieces. Q. Please act as arbitrator of a minor involving a. small wager. About (wo years ago Edwin Newmai amt Frank McCcc of NBC, had George .lesscl on Ihe Show. Because Mr. Jessel Ihe New York Times and the Washington Post as lie was admonished and immediately re- moved from the show. Was it Mr. Newman or Mr. who admonished Mr. Jessel and had him removed? I called the NBC affiliated TV station here and a newscaster agreed rvilb me he had monitored that particular snow. My adversary will not accept his opinion.'lie will, however, accept Ihe opinion of Action Line. A. It was Mr. Newman. Frank McGcc wasn't part of the interviewing team lhal day; Newman and .loe. Garagiola did Iho interview. Said Newman. I o Jessel: "Hold on a sec- ond. I (hink what you say is serious if you mean it. One docs nol accuse newspapers of being Communisls, which you have just done." Jessel said, "I didn't mean it that way.- 1 won't, say it again." Said Newman, "I agree you won't say it again." Tlien Jes- sel said he wanted to say one more thing. "Please said Newman, abruptly end- ing the sis-minute segment a minute early. Q. My Migitor says the school board lets Ihr. 78 administrators set their own salaries. True? A. No, the board doesn't let any group set its own salaries teachers, auxiliary per- sonnel or administrators. The board spent parts of three budget workshops dealing with salary schedules for administrators. Supt. of Schools Harold Brlnson said most of the adminislralovs in our district could leave here and go elsewhere in Texas for more money than what they're making here. We're ite ueefc tl Sept. 23. Is there someone who could tell us what lake, in Texas, would be (he best for hass fishing at (hat lime? A. Three or four days before you leave, call Roy Bamberg at Texas Parks and Wild- life, 692-0921. He keeps our fishing columnist. Mark McDonald, posted on the best fishin' holes around the stale. Q. What should I put In my humming bird feeder to feed the little hummer? A. Mix one cup sugar with four cups water. Another mixture is to combine a cup of sugar, two cups water and two table- spoons of honey. Bring this lo a boil and refrigerate before serving. If bees try lo drink up all Ihe food put out for Ihe hum- ming birds, coat Ihe (cedcr with cooking oil. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 38, Abilene, Texas 7SS04. Names will not be usrd hn( questions must he signed anri adrtrcKscs given. I'least Include Id- i lie relations gimmick, it's not going lo be anything Woodcock said. He said the subpoena pow- ers should apply to key select- ed industries, including (he au- tomobile industry, and lo the unions in those industries. Asked about the President's effort in jawboning General Motors down from a Wi lo an nor cenl average price increase on ils 1975 mod- els, Woodcock said he thought it was a psychologically good step. But at Ihe same lime, he said, "It's a tremendous price hike. It's bound to have an impact on Ihe sales of the 197S model and on Ihe jobs of our members." "I lilcrally do nol know whether General Motors has economic justification for this price he said, adding that GAI has said it docs not know what ils productivity costs are. "Unless you know that, you can't know whether any par- ticular price movement is justi- fied. Thai's why if we had a wage-price review board lhal could get that information Ihen we'd know how much of a price movement is justi- he said. Woodcock said he did not favor wage price guidelines because Ihcy "would be used wilh heavy pressure on the wage side and almost no pres- sure on the price side. It, would tie worse than Ihe shambles we've been going through for the lasl 18 months." 'Conchy' Offers Comic Seclusion There's a bunch of new characters on The Reportej- News comic page today. They parade under the name "Con- chy." Conchy is about a barefoot- ed band of beachcombers, each a distinctive personality. Artist .fames Childress, the creator of the strip, says that Conchy "evolved naturally out of what I've seen and the peo- ple f've met. I've tried to take the four basic personalities. I think exist, and work with them. THERE'S CONCHY himself, Ihe moderate easy guy. Oom Paul, the leader with a philo- sophical bent. Bug, a gentle- mannered fellow who enjoys life because he doesn't take things too seriously. And Patch and Duff, twins, "the riffraff type." The selling of the comic Is on a secluded island in micl- nowhcrc. You'll find it always lighl-' hearted, bringing a humorous touch lo a world lhal lends lo get loo burdensome at times.   

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