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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               ACC 33 HPU 17 Angclo St. 21 Sam-Houston 7 McMurry 27 Texas 51 Austin 14 Tarleton 7 Stories in Sports, Section 0 20 Arkansas 10 Rice 21 Texas Tech 7 Houston Georgia 35 15 31 24 use Col 15 15 North Texas 14 San Diego 9 f Mm jUtiorter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSa TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Florida 25 Auburn 14 UTEP31 Arizona St. 27 Oklahoma 28 Iowa St. 10 Baylor TCU 21 7 94TH YEAR, NO. 138 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Associated Press (IP) After the tornadoes In Hawley in Tye Don Tatumof Hawley and Bob McCoy of Abi- lene inspect the damage of the mobile home next dooi to Tatum s house The home, belonging to Tatum's mothei was unoccupied This mobile home foundation was.smashed Satuiday moimng by the teiiiiic winds. The tornado disintegrated one home and toppled the other. (Staff Photos by John Best) Mobile Homes Destroyed by Twisters By JERRY REED Reporter-News Staff Writer A Tye woman was hospital- ized and several buildings .in Tye and Hawley were either battered or flattened by tor- nadic winds early Saturday morning. Mrs. Terry Corbett was in satisfactory condition Satur-- day night in Dyess AFB Hos- pital with a back injury. Her husband suffered minor cuts after'both were flung from their mobile home about a.m. Saturday. The Corbett's home was crumbled by the brute-force winds and scattered as debris over a wide area north and east of its.foundation in the K Bar M Mobile Home Park in the northeast sector of Tye. THE NEXT two. mobile homes to the north in the same row with the "Corbett, lesidence also were struck by the storm and are considered total losses, although they did not disintegrate., The mobile home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Far- rar, who were. in. Lubbock at the flipped :off -base onto into the third mo- bile bending its frame! The third mobile home was occupied by. Mr. and- Mrs. John Sample and then two small daughters Sample said he and Ins wife were watching television when the: mobile home next door crunched into their house. He said he grabbed the two small gfrls and threyjthiein to the floor for protection "fluick-' er than'I can saytills.3' ALTHONGH ONLY'1 Bidder- damage was done to the Sanlpie-'home's interior, the building itself has to be con- sideted'a total loss'. since the frame is damaged beyond re- pair, Sample said. .A tornado or tornadoes also did-extensive damage in Haw- ley. Ah unoccupied mobile home arid fumishfiigs .owned by a See TYE. Col. 8 Back page this section Indescribable' Noise Wasn't Familiar to Some By JERRY REED Reporter-News Staff Writer The high winds that roared through Tye and Hawley early Saturday were not unfamiliar to everyone involved. Sgt. John Sample of Dyess AFB and. a Kansas native, claimed to be a veteran of close contact with swirling winds. Sample and his wife were watching television early. Sat- urday when the house next door' dropped over, bending in the walls to'the rear of their mobile home in the K Bar M Park in Tye. Sample said he flicked off Hie lube and grabbed his two daughters, shoving them to the floor for protection. THEIR NEIGHBORS, the William Farrars, were in Lub- bock, and were unable to pay a call when their house1 came knocking.. 'Mr. and Mrs. Don Tatum. of Hawley were jerked out of a sound sleep. They had neither heard nor seen a previous Hawley tornado in the same block where they still live, and neither was immediately sure what was happening. .Mrs. Tatum said she "heard metal grinding and I-thought of a wreck." Actually, it was her mother's, mobile'.home being twisted to scrap metal and kindling. Her mother, Mrs. Odell Owens, lives in Fort Worth and the mobile home was un- occupied. A bolt of lightning then illu- minated the scene, and Mrs. Tatum remembers .thinking, "Well, it (the tornado) got the trailer." She also said she looked into the sky in the north and saw a funnel although she could not be sure it was the same one that wracked the trailer home. Tatum said the noise that1 awoke him was "indescriba- ble." The tornado skipped north- ward through the western half of Hawley, pulling out electri- cal wiring at the E. R. Vinson liome and then uprooting many medium-sized trees be- See TWISTER, Col. 4 Back page this section More Rains Predicted Abilene, Area Today Watching the wheel Interested visitors to the arts and crafts sale at the Abilene Civic Center Saturday watch James Sanders of Marshall fashion a vase on a pottery wheel..Sander's booth is one of 99 exhibits at the event including hanging lamps, western art, handmade Christmas or- naments, hamlcrafted knives and precious stones. The sale will also be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Photo by Jonny Cates) Sunday may'not be. a. day for. picnics. Rains; to hit Abilene early Sunday morning as thunderstorms report- ed in Stonewall County about 10 p.m. Saturday night, travel- ing east, forecasters said. The rains are leftovers from Saturday night's severe thun- derstorms in .West Texas. Thunderstorms developed1 along a cold'.front stretching from 35 miles northeast of Lubbock tfr.out 75 miles south- ward Saturday: evening. Severe thunderstorm and tornado walches were in effect in several area counties until 2 a.m. Sunday, including Fisher, Howard, Kent, No- lan, Scurry, Stonewall, Has. kell, Jones and Knox, fore- casters said. A trace of rain was reported in Abilene Saturday bringing the year's total to inches. Normal rainfall for Abilene is 21.41 Inches. Traces of rain were also reported in Hawley, Tuscota and Wtaten Saturday. Meanwhile, to the northwest near Lubbocfc, funnel clouds were reported around the Hub City. was indi- cated by radar nine .miles northeast of the Lubbock air- port at p.m., moving to- ward the northeast at 25 miles per hour. A tornado watch was issued for Hale, Ployd, and Crosby counties. A funnel cloud also was sighted east of Meadows, about 40 miles southwest of Lubbock, and golf ball sized See FUNNELS, Col. 7 Back page this section Inside Todoy A Steam Powered The Rev. M.- L Bradford believes the steam-pow- ered automobile is going to make a comeback. Pg. 21 A, things such as .dressing, playing and ;eating for but the mentally retard- ed learn by interminable repetition. Pg. 12A. Any. story of organized bridge in the Abilene area would tend to be a biography of Mrs. Mabel D. Lilius, probably the first certified bridge teacher in Texas. Pg. 2IA. Abilene Event! Calendar 41 Arfluiementi 1.41 Autlin Notebook 5A Biny'i World 4A 12, 13D IrMae UA Buiineu Nowi.......... 24A Cloulfed 8-14C Crauwari Pviila........ UA MHorklll 4A Farm Newi..........15, UC Heortllno ISA nMpnti rituntt Junkie Praia UA 22-24A OWtHtrttt 1OA Oil Receri'lnfi 31 Sattinf Ida Scene 41 Saarti 1-7C Teiai................. 20A Thli Week In Weit Teiai 21 TWay In Hiifoty ......20A Ta Yaw Goea1 Health 26A TV Tak 1-1U Wamen'i Newi___MID. 140 Election Outfook Rosy for Demos By CABL P. LEUBSDORF AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (A P) Democrats appeared headed for substantial increases in the Senate, House and governor- ships in Tuesday's elections as President Ford campaigned Saturday to head off a Repub- lican disaster. The-President's efforts came as the final pre-election Asso- ciated Press survey indicated Democratic majorities could come close to the two-thirds mark in both houses of Con- gress: and the party's total of governorships was expected to approach or match the 1936 record of 39. With the GOP already beset by the effects of Watergate and the economy, Ford re- ceived a final pre-election dose of bad economic news Friday when the unemploy- ment rate swelled to six per cent for the first time in three years. The President declared, however, in Portland, Ore., Friday night he won't take the "easy route" of expanded fed- eral spending to spur the economy: then he sounded off against the power of the feder- al bureaucracy as he barn- stormed Saturday in three states where GOP Senate loss- es are threatened Utah, Colorado and Kansas. In Utah and Kansas, the Contests are considered espe- cially close although recent polls in Utah have shown Democratic gains. On Friday, Ford visited ail- ing former President Nixon, whose lapse into critical con- dition Tuesday produced pri- vate Democratic fears of a sympathy wave that might in- crease the Republican turnout Tuesday. The economy, however, was expected to be the main topic of debate before the election. Perhaps the most specific promise of the entire cam- paign came from Missouri Re- publican Thomas K. Curtis, who pledged "If elected to the U.S. Senate, 1 promise to end inflation." Though most campaign at- tention has been centered in the states, the two major par- ly chairmen made national ap peals in a pair of five-minute television appearances Thurs- day night. Democrat Robert S. Slraius alluded to Watergate by de- claring recent events showed "the quality of people we elect to public office makes a dif- ference." He urged voters to elect "good people" on Tues- day. liepublican .Mary Louise Smith warned that Democratic gains could produce a "veto- proof Congress" and added, "instead of a veto-proof Con- gress, we need ar. inflation- proof Congress." Ford has contended in his 22-state travels that predicted Democratic gains would make Congress into a "legislative dictatorship" that would threaten his foreign and anti- inflation programs. Democrats have responded that heavy majorities in the last two years of the late Dwight D: Eisenhower's presi- dency were unable to muster the two-thirds votes needed to override most of his vetoes. "There is no such thing as a veto -p r o o f de- clared House Speaker Carl Al- bert. In many states. Republicans hope Ford's visits and their last-week media campaigns can offset the apathy evident in GOP primaries all year. Democrats, hoping to lay the basis Tuesday for a- suc- cessful 1976 campaign to re- capture the White House, ex- pect to elect governors in nine of the 10 most populous states. That would place 85 per cent of the nation's people under Democratic state executives next year. Although 145 million Ameri- cans are eligible to vote, the turnout is expected to be low, probably below the 43 per cent who cast ballots in the na- tion's last mid-term election in 1970. In several states, the size and makeup of the turnout could be decisive wtlh sonio Set ECONOMY, I, Back page this sft'llon 'A-   

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