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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 17, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                gpbttene potter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TII YEAR, NO. 92 PHONE G734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prest m Rain Passes Normal in Moisture Race By ELLTE IlUCKEll Spanish-Speaking TV Date Not Certain Q. Three years ago I received a Idler [rom Hie TV Cable Service slat- ing Ihc cable comjiiiny was trying to bring Channel 41 out 'of San Antonio tor (heir Spanish speaking subscribers. I've become concerned since nothing else has been an- nounced. Wnat happened? Do we Spanish speaking subscribers still fiave 3 chance o[ viewing some of our favorite programs? Cracias.for any A. You'll your slalion, but right now the cable company is waiting on FCC pormils. New Cable TV General Manager Allen Dean says lie definitely plans to bring the station in here but can't promise any certain date. Q. Three years ago I received u traffic lickct on a parking charge. Due to this (ickct my insurance rate was lipped 55 per cent. Sly question: after three years, can Ihc insurance compa- ny sliil penalize. 55 per cent? I'm past 70. never had an accident, average less than one ticket per 11 years. A. Something is all messed up here be- cause parking tickets aren't counted against you. Call your agent nr insurance company, tell him to put you in Die Texas Driving Insurance Plan (assigned You'll only be charged the regular rate for your age group. Q. I saw a couple bumper stickers In low n wilt ABI, a bunch of funny looking marks and an airplane after AYhal docs it mean? An ABI is the official abbreviation for Abilene and designates an OMNI slat ion just north of Dyess. The dots and dashes are iMorsc code far ABI tint rtasli, clasli dot dot dot, dot dot. The slickers arc a project ol the Abilene chapter of 99's, the local Women's Pilot Assn., according to Mrs. Margie Andrews who describes her- sclf as Reporter and Chief Flunky tor the 9D's. Q. I've heard so many versions of what President Roosevelt actually said at (he beginning of World IVar about of fear what Is llic real quote? A. Hoosevcll, iu his ad- dress, said, "This great nation will endure as it has endured, vnll revive and will prosper. So first of alt let me assert my firm belief that the only tiling we have to toar. is fear itself nameless, unreason- ing, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts IB convert retreat inlo ad- vance." He was referring to (lie great depres- sion, says reference librarian and history major Shay Bennett. The speech was made in 1D33; World War II began in 1939. Q. Why wasn't Pogo in this eve- ning's paper? A. Pogo is no longer with us. Tie was replaced with Conchy because he was los- ing readership here and also all over the country. Walt Kelly, the aullior died; Hie cartoon is drawn by a substitute. Address questions to Action Line, Boy 30, Abilene, Texas 79BB4. Names Mill not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clmle telephone number if possible. Educator Finds Retirement Busy Aleise Cline decided that after 40 years of service to. the field of education she would take some time for herself. She has found plen- ty of opportunities to keep her busy since she retired os dirctor of Guidance and Testing in the Abilene In- dependent School District. Her slory is on Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements 2B Business Mirror...........8C Bridae 2A Classified 4-7C Comics 3C 4A Horoscope 8C Hospilol Pollents 6A Obituaries 2A Soorls 1-2C To Your Meollh......7C TV Loa 2B TV Seoul 23 Women's News 3B UY JOE DACY II ncporfcr-Ncws Slaff Writer For the fb'st lime since Jan. 1 Abilenc's accumulation of rain has exceeded the normal rainfall for the year, forecast- ers al the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Weatherman Jack Schnable said Ihat Monday's rainfall was a whopping 3.07 inches, making Ihe lolal for the year 17.70. By 10 a.m. Tuesday, an esti- mated .10 since midnight Mon- day brought that lolal lo 17.80, .07 inch above Ihe yearly lolal through Tuesday. Toal for (he month is 3.M, he, said, well above the Sep- tember normal of 2.2C inches. TI1K RAINS HAVE added 1.1 billion gallons of waler lo Abilenc's llirce lakes, city wa- ler superintendent Hill Wecms said Tuesday morning. The accumulation is a Iwo monllis' supply of water for this lime of year, and more is expected, he said. Since 8 a.m. Monday, Lake Fort Phantom Hill has risen exactly one foot, 14.-1 feet be- low spillway, v.'ilh 700 million gallons of water in addition to the 150 millions gained the day before. Lake Kirby Md Lake Abi- lene bolh gained .6 foot, with 100 and 130 million gallons, re- spectively. Kirby gained 20 million gal- lons before 8 a.m. Monday, Wecms said, and is 8.G feel below spillway level. Lake Abilene is 5.8 feet lie- ,low spillway level. The combined water supply ol the three lakes is now 10.8 billion gallons, or 119.5 per cent of Ihcir capacity, 27.3 billions. WEEMS SAID that although ihe rain continues to full no flooding has been rcporled. Schnabcl said Tuesday morning lliat the rains could conlinue Ihroiigh Wednesday. Weenis added that there arc no plans lo cease Ihc pumping of ivaler from Lake Ilubfaard near Brcckcnridgc, which be- gan this summer- He also said thai llic cily could begin pumping crest wa- ters from tlic Clear lp'ork of Ihe Brazos in to Lake Fort Phantom. "It (Ihe crest) may be com- ing down if it keeps raining. If we can pump we're going lo start he said. THE CAUSE Or this contin- ual downpour can be found in an easterly surface flow of air, Suhnabcl explained. The moisture-laden air is moving toward Ihe west, and if "W ,-_, x. Fall Protest Styles Women donned football helmets Monday .as they prepared lo join a march in South Boston, Mass., to oppose school busing. Confrontations have brought, fly- ing bricks and swinging police clubs, but no immediate violence was -report- ed Tuesday. Story, Pg. 1-B. (AP Wirepholo) Caucus Elects Scarborough AUSTIN' The 2Jlh Senato- rial District Ind more lime for coffee and conversation lhan lo caucus in the 9-10 a.m. lime slot allowed for Ihc delegates lo meet Tuesday at Christie's liestaurant. Al a.m. the line was slill long for picking up cre- dentials since the Slate Demo- cratic Executive Committee did not allow county chairmen lo distribute delegale and al- lernate badges. 11 was a.m. when Coke Mills of Waco, district com- milteeman, opened Ihe cau- c'us. CHA11LES SCAIIBOKOUGII of Abilene was nominated for caucus chairman, Jhcn smoothly elected without oppo- sition. lie promptly named a nomi- nations committee (o conic liack willi recommendations lor commitleemnn, commit-' locvomnn. vwo delegates to Ihc niini-conventioi[ "and six committee appointments. He named lo'lhc nomina- tions committee Judge Doug Smith of. Galcsville, Carol Chapman of Abilene, Jane. o; Abilene, Ross Segrest of Waco, Mary Ann Case of Waco, Dr. T. C. of Goldthwaite and C. U. Calhey of Hamilton. Although the stale convcn tion was scheduled lo begin al 10 a.m. Ihc 24lh Senatorial District was still Ihe nominalions committee re- porl al Christie's ai that lime. as it does it is forced upward since elevations increase from east lo west, he said. As an example, Schuabcl ciled elevations above sea lev- el of several poijils: Easlland, about feet, Abilene, 1.778; and Midland, Generally, he said, the laud rises about one foot every 10 miles going from cast to west. When air is forced il cools to the dewpoinl. and Ihc moisture it carries [alls back as rain, he explained. Tins easterly How is trailing an upper-level low pressure Irough, also moving to the west. This system report- ed Tuesday morning moving into Arizona, Schnubel said. Hut Ihe movement is appar- ently dragging the rains with il, westward, in Hie El Paso area, he said, although a blan- ket of clouds covers Hie entire slate. MONDAY'S EARLY morn- ing thundei'slinwers were trig- gered by that low pressure system but now the cause for the rain lies in that easterly How. he said. Schmiljel said he had re- ceived several calls from area farmers and ranchers who are delighted with the rains. "No one is Schnabcl said. State Forecasters Busy Issuing Flood Warnings By TIIK ASSOCIATED PRESS Marathon and often massive rains set off more floods in scattered areas across Texas, posed threats of still more flooding today' and forced evacuation of some homes to- day. Shortly before midnight po- licemen went [rom door to dcor warnings residents on the soiilh side of Killeen, near Ft. Hood in Central Texas, to flee ns Nolan Creek started over- Flowing for Ihe second time in a month. Although Hie water rost five feel deep in places, it quickly receded and occupants re- turned .before daylight to a neighborhood of mostly mobile homes and small rent houses. Official forecasters slayed busy throughout the night issu- ing a series of flash flood wamines. Finally they flash flond watches for all of today covering 2S counties in Northeast Texas, 19 in North Central Texas, 11 in South Central Texas and Ihe ex- Ireme southeast edge of South- west Edge. Radar detected rain pouring down at a rate of more than 5 inches per hour around Alia Vista. 42 miles north of Del Ttio and near the Mexican bor- der. Slate police said water blocked a road or two in that remote-ranching district and some persons undoubtedly were marooned but there was no indication any suffered hardship. A prolracted storm led Where It Rained Waco, in Ihe same general area as Killeen. with streets flowing like places the water was up to the lops of cars and things were bad all over police dis- palcher Kenneth Jacobs re- ported. The deluges covered a huge area, stretching from North- east and North "Central Texas toward Ihe sou l-h west to around Del Ilio near Ihe Mexi- can border and the Big Bend country- of far West Texas. There'also were showers in Ihc north part of the Texas Panhandle. At Killeen, Ihe First Baplisl Church was opened to shelter persons forced to leave their homes. "The north side of Killeen sits on a hill and everything drains down to the creek oti [he south policeman 0. E. McNeil' said. "It wasn't near as bad as Ihings got here about a month ago. We had to evacuate about 40 families tlicu." Many streams already were running bankfull or overflow- ing inlo lowlands from down- pours which starled last week- end. The added rainfall simply sent new crests chasing after earlier rises and broadened the areas threatened by flood- Jug. One of the flash flood warn- ings during HID night sent heavy rises tumbling down the .San Saba River toward ard and down the Llano River toward Junction, the National Weather Service said. In posting a flash flood watch for broad expanses of (he state, official observers said still more sliowei's and thunderstorms could be ex- pected through the day and inlo tonight, and many were apt to turn loose heavy rains. These counties were covered by the watch: Northeast Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison. Henderson, Houston, Leon, Marion. Morris, Nacog- dochcs, Panola, Rod Diver, Dusk, Sabine, San Au- gustine. Shelby, Smith, Tilus, Trinily. Upshur, Van Zanill and Wood. Xorlh Central Texas-Hell, 1'iosqiie, Brown, Coleman, Con- cho. Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Kaufman, Lampasas, Limestone, Mc- Culloch, McLennan, Mills, Navarro, fiunnels and San Saba. .South Central Verde. Edwards, Menanl. Ma- son, Kimble, Llano, Burncl, Gillespic Kcrr and Real. WEATHER U. S. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE Notional VJeolher Servitt (Weather Map, Pq. ABILENE AND VICINITY (10 radius and mild a chance of rain and occasional through Wednesday. end variable winds. High today in Ihe 70s. lopight in the mid 60s, High Wednesday 1n rhe upper 70s. Pfabgbiliry coin 50 car cent tcdny, M per tent Ianlg.i1 end 30 pti cent on Wednesday, High and low (or 74 houri "sndirg 1 o m.: 69-fird 46. High and low same dole hsl year: 70 ar.d 57. Sunrise loday: suniel lonlshl: iunrhc lorrvorro.v: 7.M. 3.17 Total. for Norma.1 for 901 Dycss Lake Lake g Lake >1 IP. 2.47 is 4.04 n Lake 5.10 3.55 COLOHADO .30 2.M 1- 1.C8 4 2.30 al 2.30 )r 1.30 c- 1.70 c. 3.20 Illegal Nixon Aid Is Admitted MIKE S1IANAHAN Associaled Tress TVriler WASHINGTON (API The president of a South Carolina architectural firm which de- signs buildings for the federal government pleaded guilty-to- day to making illegal cam- paign contributions lo Richard M. Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign. William I.ylcs Sr. of Colum- bia. S.C., pleaded guilty to two counts of violating federal campaign contribution laws. lie was fined Sl.OOO on each, Kissinger Asks New Energy Meet LONDON (API Sccrclary or Slalc Henry A. Kissinger has proposed a meeting of major oil consuming nations in Washington late in Septem- ber lo discuss the world ener- gy crisis, British informants rcporled loday. The conference at Ihc level of foreign minislevs would lake place while diplomats from Ihe governments con- cerned are in N'ew York for Ihe United Nations General Assembly, which opens today, However, no decision on the conference has liceu lakcn be- cause of clashing commit- mcnls by some key ministers around, that lime. Japanese Terrorists to Depart the maximum fine, lie also could have received a iwo- year sentence. Ills company, t W Inc., of Columbia, was fined S5.000 under another count for illegal corporate contributions. An information liled in U.S. Districl Court by Hie special Walcrgale prosecutor's office said Lyles handed out phony bonuses to selected employes, who were required lo return Ihe money to a special fund which was in turn contributed lo Nixon political committees. From July 20, 1371. lo April 6. 1972, LUC W, Inc., was accused of makiri" lolal illegal contributions lo Nixon's cam- paign of THE riAGUK. Nclhi'rlaiKii (Al3) Troops in green cam- ouflage and armored cars ar- rived at Schiphol airfield In- da.v as llic government made preparations (or the depnrlure of three Japanese terrons's holding nine hostages in the Trench Embassy.: A spokesman said the gun- men. look over Hie em- bassy four days ago, were ex- pected to be brought to Schi- pliol nirpnrl some lime alter 10 a.m. EDT. Pjiit a police spokesman said 11 was not certain whether the deal would uc carried onl. lie said: "There luis been :i de- velopment this morning. In an hour's lime ovcrylhinj; could be back lo where U slm'lcd." lie gave no details. N aval helicopters were .standing by lo transport t-ie gunmen and a spokesman said ihc nirporl would be closed briefly when (he terrorists ar- rived. Dulch Iroops were rein- forced at (he French Embassy whore French Ambassador .lacqucs Senard was among Ihe hostages. Qr.ecu Juliana, opening a new session of the Dutch par- liament, said that Iho country laced "an act of terror which threatens the lives o'f innocent people." She said Ihc govern- ment's primary goal wns Ihc release of (he hostages un- harmed. Premier .loop den l.'yl was ucgolialions with tlie terrorists mem. from Ihc parlia- A noting i07 sent from Par- is lo fly Hie gunmen out ol '.ho Netherlands was moved from a hangar to Ihe tarmac. The Rocing 707 senl from Paris lo lly Hie three gunmen out of Ihe Netherlands was re- moved Irom its hangar and held on Ihe tarmac. A Dutch police spokesman said il was slill nol certain whether ihc 9 a.m. exchange was on. "There has been a develop- ment this he said. "In an hour's time everything could te back lo where it started." He declined lo give details of Ihe development. In Paris, special security police al Orly Airport were placed on alert and the spe- cially trained aulicomniando brigade working oul ol the Paris prefeclui e of police was standing by. No reason given but il was assumed that the alerts were in connection with ihe hostages being held al ll'C French E m b a s s y in The Hague. The terrorists ol Ihc Japa- nese Ked Army guerrilla group firsl demanded Ihe re- lease of nriolher Ited Army member. Yutaka r'uruya, who was arrested in France seven weeks ago, and a plane lo Like all four of tlicm lo some olhci1 country. _ It 5EU IT; SENT IT! FIND in A WEEK-ENDEI WANT AD 1SWOIDS 3 DAYS SAVE S2.00 Additional words 15' each Ho phone Caih in advance Deadline 3 prn Uurlduy No reljndi ABIIEHE   

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