Abilene Reporter News, November 12, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

November 12, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 147 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents' Associated Preti By ELLIE RUCKER 'Moving Roadblock' Not a Barricade Q. My wire grew up in (he same church as the 17-year-old boy who died In a police chase alter an Abilene fllotel on-ncr was robbed a couple weeks ago. She's disturbed about something. The newspaper account told bow he stayed overnight at a motel, the motel was robbed (he next day, and he was spotted by a police officer on his way out of town. It told of a moving barricade set up by police around a corner on the In- terstate and seemed to imply police were trying to hide the Barricade, then moved it out in front of the boy's car causing him to have a wreck. The boy died in the wreck. We arc not saying (he boy wasn't guilty or that he should not have been slopped but maybe there was a Hide carelessness with, his life. At first glance it appears the accident 'could have bccii avoided; Why didn't police put Ihc barricades on a straight stretch of road where he could see it, know lie'd been caught, .sjow down (hereby saving his life? A. There was no barricade. The news story mentioned a "moving roadblock" which, in this case, was one highway pa- trol car moving the highway ahead of the youth's car. A police officer was trying to catch the boy from behind. The moving roadblock (highway patrol car) shifted lanes iu an allempl to slow Ihe youlh's car, gel him to slop. When the highway patrolman moved from the right lane lo center, the hoy swerved to miss him, his car went into Ihc median, hit a guard rail and flipped. When the young man approached Hie moving roadblock ho was reported by pa- trolmen lo be traveling about 120 mph. Police cliief Warren1 Dodson says the curve is only a slight one as there are no sharp curves on Interstate 20. Q. I bought some pansy plants that (he nursery man said were supposed lo bloom-all; winter. Should I plant (hem In the sun or shade, how much water do they require and will they actually bloom all winter? A; "Tlicy will bloom their little heads olf all winter if you spread a light coal of sterilized manure on Ihe ground around them once a says Paula Carter. Plant in the sun or where they'll gel at least some sun and water sparingly. Q. Nov. ,23, 1973 we bought a Cor- dovan battery from Leonard's Auto Center at Harrow anil S. The battery's gone bad and now we don't know what to do because Leonard's has gone out of business here. It has a four-year guarantee. A. Fortunately yon sent us copies of your bill of sale and guarantee. We mailed them Collins of Leonard's in Fort Worth who agreed lo refund of your money, since you got about use of your battery. Normally, he'd tell you lo ship the item-to him collect.but messy batter- ies leaking acid 'are not welcomed by the postal service. You paid for a bat- lei-y you used one year; Collins will mail you a check for 514.78. Q. How much cold weather will my banana tree lake before it dies? A. A good hard frost will finish it off for the year, says Paula Carter. But let Moth- er Nature handle it from there. After a frost the leaves and stalk will fall down around the roots, giving Ihem aulomatic protection. This is protection hut not too attractive. Throw some leaves over it'if you can't stand Ihc sight of it. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 19604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given, Please in- clude telephone numbers If possible. N.Y. Braces for Arafat New Engine Coming Up Sporliug a West Texas cowboy hat because he repre- sents Abilene's Dyess crew, Maj.- Leo Goodman watches the unloading of a replacement engine lor the Dyess B52 bomber after the plane .lost one to an oil'leak. JYJaj. Goodman is the maintenance super- visor for the 96ih Field Maintenance Squadron and is part of the Dyess team at Air Com- ,niand Eombjng.-and Navigation Competition, at Barks- dale ph'otb'lry 96th to Take Off First Among B52s BAHKSDALE AKB, La. Dyess AFB's 9Gth Bomb Wing B52 crew was lo lead 19 other B52s Tuesday on tlie final bombing mission of the Stra- tegic Air Command Bombing and Navigation Competition at this Shreveporl, La., base. The crew got the fiflh posi- tion in Ihe competition alter Col. Frank Apel, 96th Bomb Wing vice commander, drew the slot Monday afternoon. That means the "Big Coun- try as Ihe B52 is nicknamed, was to follow four Fills and be tlie first B52 off the ground. ELABORATE opening cere- monies were held Monday for the competition in which 20 SAC 1152s, two SAC FBlll bombers, two Tactical Air Command Fills and four Bri- tish Royal Air Force Vulcan bombers are shooting for a number of trophies. The awards will be given Friday when the week-long contest closes. Final results will be known Thursday when the Dyess Diet Food Possibly Was Too Successful NEW YOIiK (AP) Over- weight consumers buying Weight Watchers Irozcn and packaged foods were told Monday that many of the packages were underweight. Consumer Affairs Commis- sioner Elinor Guggenheimer said her inspectors issued S49 violations to 48 supermarkets in October for selling short- weight Weight Watcher frozen luncheons, dinners and con- tainers of chopped liver. She said the shortweight ranged from Vi of an ounce to 4.9 ounces. "If you've been having trou- ble sticking to this diet your problem may not be a lack of Mrs. Guggenhei- mer said, explaining that Ihe "proliferalion of snorlweight violations means you are ac- tually, getting less food lhan Ihe program allows you." Weight Watchers food is packaged by Foodways Na- tional, Inc., of llawlhorne, N.Y. A Consumer Affairs Dc- p a r t m c n I spokesman said Foodways distributes its prod- ucts on a nationwide scale and the shorlweight problem could exist in olher cities. Foodways uses the Weight Watchers lalicl as a licensee of Weight Watchers Interna- tional, Inc., of Great Neck, N.Y. Albert Lippcrt, chairman of Ihe hoard and president of Weight Watchers Internation- al, Inc., said he had notified Foodways that unless immedi- ate aclion was taken to cor- rect shorlweigbt, the license to Foodways would be revoked immediately. He said, "Weight Watchers lakes pride in its record of public service and concern for the consumer and will nol lol- erale any deviation Iron; its high standards." Sale of shortweight food in New York City is punishable by fines up lo ?100 per item. To merchants who sold shortweight" Weight Watchers food have been fined a total ol authorities said. KC13a Stralotanker, a 1 o n g with other-tankers, completes Ihe final phase of the four-part contest. Dycss's bomber currently is running Ihird for Ihe Outstand- ing Mission trophy, given to Ihe best bomber in each calc- gory- Tlte bomber is also fourth in line for the MalMs trophy, given lo the top bomber unit based on its bombing and nav- igation scores, and fifth for the Crumin Linebacker Tro- phy for high-allilude bombing. THE TANKEH will lake off about p.m. Wednesday on a six-hour mission which will decide Dycss's final score. A serious equipment failure plagued Ihe Dyess tanker on its Sunday night mission, dropping lolal Dyess scores from Ihe unit's seventh place mark lo 17th out of 28 units competing for the top award, the Fairchild Trophy. The tanker's Doppler radar, which gives ground speed and drift of the plane, and erro- neous readings given by Ihe radar were blamed .for mal- functions, according lo S. M. Sgl. Edward Davis, the avion- ics team chief here. Lobbyist Detained DUESSKLDORF, West Ger- many (AP) A senior lobby- ist for West German unions has been detained on suspicion of espionage, a spokesman for the German Trade Union Fed- eration reported today. Mail or bring in YOUR FAMILY WEEKENDER Wool Ad Deadline: Thun.-l 00 P.M. DAYS-Fri-Sal-Sun. (15 Wonli Exlra Wforrft-IY foth SHOPPERS In Itie Bi( Cwmry SHOP FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CASH ONLY (Ko phone orders, Plust) ,By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat was en route to New York today where the tightest security measures in the city's history were Ihrown up to shield him and his delegation from militant Jews. Israeli commandos raided into southern Lebanon early today, demolished a house and returned to Israel with three Lebanese "suspected of collaborating wilh the terrorists." No casualties were reported. Palestinian guerrillas in Bei-rul charged that Israel planned lo wage a "limited war" against guerrilla concentrations in south Lebanon this week to divert attention from the Palestine debate in the United Nations General Assembly. Israeli officials countered thai Ihey were sinking guerrillas who planned raids lo coincide wilh the de-bale. A Palestinian source in Cairo said Arafat, chairman of Ihe Palestine Liberation Or-ganizaton, left Egypt today and was making stops in Libya and Algeria en route to New York lo. address the U.N. General Assembly. Arafat's specific travel plans were kept secret for security reasons. He was reported travelling with 10 aides. A spokesman for the ultra-militant Jewish Defense League told a news conference Monday right: "We have trained men who will .make sure that Arafal and his lieutenants do not leave iNew York alive." Sixteen memlwrs of Arafat's delegation arrived Monday and were taken lo the Hole! behind ex- refugee camps. The Beirut Iraordinary security, command meide no .nention of. Because of New York's the overflights, large Jewish population and Tel Aviv's main shopping anger over Ihc killing of Israe- thoroughfare, Allenby lis by Palestinian terrorists, was littered wilh glass after a' were massed around second night of rioting by low-' the hotel and Ihc U.N. 'head- income Israelis infuriated. by. quarters building. Sharpshool- government's austerity ers -dotted surrounding roof- program, which has raised tops, Coast Guard and police prices by an average '17 per patrol boats watched from the overhead. The .Cairo newspaper Al Akhbar said there was a possibility Arafal would be housed at the U.N. building rather than the Waldorf-Astoria. In Lebanon, witnesses reported .that Is'raeli warplanes swept across Ibe southern towns 'Of. Siclon, Tyre and Na-balieh -today, shattering windows willr. their sonic booms ami -panicking -Palestinian's Way Countdown 1 Day Left Goal: Raised to dote: System Pumps In Cold Air WEATHER Industries Fear ,5. DEPARTMENTS COMMERCE Like a giant fan centered over northern Colorado, a high pressure system continues lo pump cold. northern air into the Abilene area, dropping the mercury to 36 degrees Tues- day morning. Because the "high" has moved closer to the state, air pressure has been 'building, from 1025 millibars Monday at noon to 1030 Tuesday morning. A HIGH PRESSURE dome circulates air out from iLs cen- ter in a clockwise direction, sweeping the cold air into the slate. Air moves from an area of high, pressure .to an area of lower pressure iri-this fashion., of the high is at 1037 millibars and is therefore greater; than Abilene's pres- sure. This high' Is also tlie cause' of fail- skies, which'are ex- pected to remain Ilirough Wednesday, however, another cold front is in sight off.the Pacific coast. DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE Nalioncl WEalher Service (Wtolher Map, Pg. 7C> ABHENE AND VICINITY 110-mile radius] Fair through Wednesday. A little worrier Tonight and Wednesday. Northerly winds t lo 13 mpfi becoming light and .variable tonight. Higli Ihls alternoon [n mid-605. lonlahl In tower XDs. High Wednesday In lower 70s. High and taw for 3-f hours ending 9 a.m.: 65 and 36. High and lovr same dote lost year: 73 and 56. Sunrise today: sunset lorUglit: Sunrise tomorrow: Airport Fire Protection Out For Lytle Area Lytle" Shores residents will have to forget the Municipal Airport as a source of fire protection be- cause of federal regulations and distance. City hall re- porter Bill Herridcje has a story on Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements 8C Business Mirror ?A' Bridae 2A Classified 4-7C Comics 2B Editorials- 4A Horoscope 5A Hospital Patients 7C Obituaries 2A Sports I-3C To Your Good Health 6A TV Loa BC TV Scout 8C Women's News 3B Long Coal Strike New Chamber President By' G1NNY PITT Associated Press Wrilrr steel, iitiiity and.other1 coal-dependent i'nduslry spokesmen are predicting seri- ous trouble ahead if the min-' ers' strike' is a long one.. And rii a n y.. rank-anrt-file members .of the United Aline Workers union express con- cern about reeding llteir fami- lies "'during a lengthy strike but vow to stay out until a fair contract is negotiated. Trie union has estimated that the slrikeAvill last a mini-, muni of ..three weeks. A con- tract. agreement' has not yet been reached, and 'officials say jt .wilLtake about jo.days for 'the miners who produce tHree-Jourlhs of tltc nalinn's coal to' ratify ''Ihe pact. llo'sl industry tlie effects, of not be felt diu'ing tile' first week'. But as it enters a sec- dud and tltird week, layoffs and power .cutbacks may be- come widespread, they say. The nation's largest coal the Tennessee Valley Au- thority', a 44-day supply of coal and lias already asked for voluntary power use're-., ductions of up to 20 per cent.'. "If a contract settlement comes quickly, we probably can avoid blackouts and man- datory curtailment of power a spokesman said Monday. "If not, we'll have lo take another look at the situation.'! In Pennsylvania, where coal is used to provide 81 per cent' (it the electrical power in the slale, officials say most ulili- lies have about a 60-day sup-' piy. Utilities use about.two-thirds, of the coal.produced iii .the United States each year. The steel industry uses about one- other industries, use. the rest. effects, o! the strike': were expected lo hit railroads, first. The bankirupl Pcnn Cen- I'ral said million a week revenue could be lost and' workers would be imnie-, dkttely laid off. More layoffs' may follow as the strike con- tinues, a spokesman said. 'Typical Texan a Chicago Native By PHIL SHOOK Reporter-News Stall Writer The physical slature and warm personality of Bill Ter- ry, the new president of the Abilene Chamber of Com- merce, are true to the image of the native West Texan. Tall, with dark, rugged facial features, the KRBC TV execu- tive projects a deep, smooth almost theatrical voice even in casual conversation. It comes as a mild surprise lo find oul the "typical Tex- an" is a native of Chicago, coming to the Lone Star Stale initially in search of a warmer climate. Terry, 52, was named presi- dent of the Chamber ol Com- merce on Nov. I, and will fill Ihc unexpired term of Hoff Hardy who resigned to be- come chairman and chief ex- ecutive officer of the Central Power and Light Co. in Cor- pus Christi. Praising his predecessor, Terry said Hardy set up the c o m m i t'L e e chairmen and "made the chamber.go." "My role is to follow up on Koff's Terry add-' ed.- -Although he will serve as president for only four months, Terry made it clear he will play an aclive role in chamber projects. "I don't want lo be a caretaker. .if I'm going to be in it, I want to do he emphasized and then immedi- ately tried lo retract his re- mark as "an egotistical state- ment" Previously serving as first vice president of Ihe chamber, Terry will hold office as presi- dent through Feb. 28, 1975. He is also president of liie current Abilene United Way Cam- paign; As first vice president, Ter- ry had the responsibility of writing a "plan of action" for Ihe organization's 23 commit- tees last spring. "I thought I was writing the Jlagna he declared, describing Ihe 4-page guide- line. Each committee plan of ac- lion is submitted for approval lo Ihe executive board and Ihc board of directors before being given to committee chairmen, Terry said. -The chairmen "may then have thoughts of their he added. "It is a chain of command operation and it Ter- ry said of the chamber organi- zation as he answered his of- fice phone and did a brief sell- ing job on the "wonders of United Way." A low key, self-effacing ap- proach is characteristic of Terry who says his job as gen- eral manager at KHBC-TV is to "stay oul of everybody's way while they do a good job." Terry came to KRBC in 19GO as general manager afler working for radio and TV sla- lions in McAllen, San Antonio and Forl Worth with the Tex- as Slate Network. Receiving a bachelor of sci- ence degree in journalism .from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from Northwestern University, he first tried his hand at newspa- per work. Alter a stint with a Michi- gan newspaper, he went 'lo work for the Chicago Tribune, which he called "a hell of an operation... we outnumber- ed Ihe opposition." Ills first broadcast experi- ence came with the Michigan newspaper which had a radio affiliate. Coming (o Texas "about Terry became general sales manager of KFJ7, (now in Kort Worlh after See TERRY, Pg. 8A, Col. It ilalt pMlo by John Kelt TV EXECUTIVE heads Chamber ot Commerce; Umlcd Way r ;

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