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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                WITH, OFFENCE TO" FRIENDS'OR'; FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 84TH PHONE ABILENE.-TEX., 79604.' WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1974 PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Price 15 Cenls Astociated By ELLJE RUCKER Bicentennial: Hazy, Or Do 0Wn Thing? i Q; Just exactly what is the point of all this Bicentennial I'm we're celebrating'Ihe birth of our nation and I'm as patriotic as (he guy but tie whole celebration is rather hazy lo be perfectly blunt. Is., (his one big day. of parades and festi- vals or just what? Aid what exactly Is Ihe-function of the Bicentennial com- i mittee? A. the idea Is lo give yoiirself a birth- day present. Whatever you like and when- ever, i; i It's a do-ypur-own-lhing deal with each community and each member of a com- munity figuring out a way to celeb'rale rather, than one grand ceremony handed down.from on high. For example, your church, your club or your family decides how they want lo celebrate. If you don't want to-'celebrate, that's all right too.- Some communities are celebrating with parades, band concerts in the park, com- munity sings, arts arid crafls exhibits, guided (ours of historic areas, tree plant- ings, square dances in the street, picnics, landscaping projects. Some are celebrating by restoring an old home, renovating a wharf, building a mu- seum, starting a day-care center, initial- ing a clean-up campaign, a new bike trail. Austin is developing an Austin history program in the school systeiru Homes can lie decorated in bicentennial llicmes. 1 Bicentennial committee approves and encourages ideas, basically......... :Thc commillee has three divisions: Heritage' Festival Horizon Ilerilage helps find Ihe roots of a community, selecting Ihe good and preserving it.'Fe'slival helps get-Ihe celebrations going. Horizon deals with im- proving future quality of life in .a. com- munity. If it's hazy, it's because just about any- thing goes. ,ft. What's (he lowest temperature. recorded in Abilene' in the last 25 j years? 'A. You must have.been vacationing in sunny Hawaii or .you would remember; that long, cold, frigid week.when (he offi- cial low reading was rpinus 1 on Jan. 12, 1973. Bet the kids remember it, and the teachers. They had a couple days' vaca- tion from school. Our all-time low was minus 9 on Jan. 4, than 25 years ago. i- Q. I may be going crazy. I coilacled the post office, positive- they sold .UNICEF Chrlslmas cards and calen- dars and they said no they don't and ilhey never did. So now where do 1 ;A. Correspond with Louise Hunt, B428 Kale St., Apt. 212 in Dallas. She can help order the cards made from recycled paper. 0. My encyclopedia says Ma Fergii- son was Ihe second woman governor ilo be elected.; Who was (he" first and from what slate was she elected? Is ilClla Grasso from Connecticut, the third? j A. Ella Grasso is the fourth but the first to win the office in her own right- JIa Ferguson and Nellis.Ross of Wyoming were elected on Ihe same day, Nov. 4, 1924, but Mrs. Ross look office 20 days earlier so she was officially the first. 'Mrs. Ross filled (he unexpired term of her late husband. Ma Ferguson, ran for governor to vindicate her husband's name, lie was impeached during his second term as governor and barred from holding pub- lic office. Ferguson made the decisions of office while JMa tended to the household tlulies of Ihe governor's mansion. Wallace, first wife of Alabama's Gov. George Wallace became the third woman governor. Address questions lo Actioi Line, !Box M, Abilene, Texas :will not be usfd bat questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers If possible. German 747 Becomes First Jumbo View From Behind Abilene Emergency Medical Service's vehicles are tpnsts will be looking at this alarming sight through their identified in reverse, so the lettering can ibe easily 'rear''view mirrors beginning Dec. 1. To learn what's, be- read through the rear ;view.mirror. .h'iiid.tlie Page IB.. (Staff photo by Bill Herridge) Israeli's BEIT Israel. (AP) deputy mayor of-Beit Shean said today' that enraged, t o w n s p e 'p p 1 e mistaken JyK burned1 the body of an Israeli killed the.bodies of Arab guerrillas gunned down Tuesday. "There -was Mayor Menahe'm lie said that when' the! the bodies of three Arab raiders from a window also .seized the mutilated body of Yehuda Bi- bas, a textile faclory worker-., shot 6y (he-Arabs. Trh e1 raging crowd.poured gasoline corpses and Gilad said all four were set. ablaze. Police: gave this account of, Tuesday's ter- ror: Three Arab; guerrillas dis- guised .as laborers joined a group of factory workers at a bus slop in.ilie'early morning, then walked-away and slipped into a nearby apartment build- ing. W. Texas Cooled By Dry Front A dry. co'oi: front, shattered Tuesday's balmy .afternoon temperatures at about 8 p.m., dropping the mercury from a high of 76 at 3 p.m. lo a low of 40 degrees at 8 a.m. Wednes- day. The cool ahy which is ex- pected to remain in the area until the normal, warming trend process takes chilled the brief warm spell brought in by southwesterly winds the day before. BUT THE .WINDS came out of [he north and. northwest Wednesday morning behind a high pressure system over northeastern .Utah measured at 1028 millibars. At the time of.Ihe front's entry into the Abilene's .pressure readuig was 1018.6 millibars at 9 p.m. Tuesday; .by 8 a.m. Wednesday it had jrisen to as the system .-pushed deeper into Texas.. Said Burned by Mistake nside; a her to .Inside 'housewife .death.' I the sprayed, every" a'pa'flmeM doorway, with blil- -.-jets ari'd; burst'- into, the and'. Zaliara ;BibaS, '.riddling the couple. with' gunfire'." Bibas. r Production Predicted WASHINGTON (AP) ,A' government., report says 'the, world sugar market ues with ftnly a rumor needed to push up prices sig- "nificantly." .Recent increases Which al- ready have 'driven sugar prices, far', in excess 'of pre- vious ;records. probably; will lead tO'.increased world pro- duction of sugarj.the Depart- ment of Agriculture said Tues- day. "Looking ahead, nigh-sijgar prices wil] likely, stimulate in- creased world sugar output in the next'one to three years as iiiajor a d j ii s t m e n ts are the department said. "In the United States, at least, high' sugar prices and high prices of sugar-containing products.will Ijkely lower per capita consumption in 1975." Despite the cost, sugar com' "available for' those buyers who are willing to pay the very high the de- partment: said in a situation report issued by its Economic Kesearch Service. :was killed, his.face shot away, and 'hls'jWjfe slaggerecl but the moments lal- k then fired frpni .apailnieiit- window, kiilingi'their fourth 'nian.bn the street below.- ,of ;the building's 75 .'leaped 'from :'win- many suffered bro- 'ken bones .or other injures'.. Three hours later, a special- ly trained Israeli army unit .raced -into the building and killed (be three terrorists. A raging mob then swarmed inlo the Bibas apartment, throwing his .body and .those.of the Arabs put theiWindow. 'The -three Bibas children, two boys and a girl aged u lo 15, said they.heard shooting in the next room when the ter- ron'sls killed (heir parents. Shlomo Bibas, 14, said they scrambled, to a window and' jumped.1 weren't scared at tlie he said. washing my face and .my hands were, still "soapy wh'en'Y said his sis- 4 fer Gib, 13. "Later 'they learned' their mother and father were dead. -Security 'forces said'-they found 12 pounds ol explosives and u hand grenades in the bullet-scarred room after the terrorists were killed. Military spokesman Gen. Dov Sion said the guerrillas had infiltrated from the direc- tion of .Jordan and carried. Jordanian identity papers. Previous terrorists havt crossed from Lebanon. But Sion added (here was no evidence Jordan was giving the guerrillas official support. Account Given Of B52 Flight What-is fat, has oh ugly nose, long wings and is half as big as a .footbolf field? Nope, not a grant condor, but a B52 bomber. A per- sonal account of how it feels to. fly with .a top Dy- ess 852 crew in the recent Strategic Air Command Bomb.ing and Navigation Competition in Louisiana is given by Military Editor Jim Conley on Pg. 1C. NEWS INDEX Bridge Business Mirror 7_D Classified............... S.gp Comics................ 7D Editorials Horoscope 7C Hospital Potients 3D Obiluariss 9f Sports To Your Good Health..... TV l.ofl 6D TV Scout................ 6D News 3B TV, Equipment U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notlonol WMtntr Service [Wntfier Map, Ps. 10) j 'ICINITY (10-mile ABILENE AMD radius) Fair IOOOY through Thursday. A lirtfe cooler lodoy. A.lillle warmer Thursday. LTghl ond .variable winds. High Today In upper UK. Law ranlgM Tn low VK. High Thursday-m lew 701.' High ond lor m.: 7fl ond hours ending Hian and [ojr some dale laslyear: Cable TV rate hikes, cily equipment purchases and sev- eral zoning ordinance amend- ments will fill the City! Coun- cil's agenda Thursday in its 9 a.m. meeting. Television Cable .Service of Abilenellnc., a city-franchised .utility, iriiist seek the council's approval for any changes in A 'public hearing be opened ion the subject as the firm asks for rate increases in its base monthly addi- Path Not Beaten to Peanut Bowl L By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Military Editor Ii you want to get a rise out, of a few Dyess Air Force Base officers- this week, just find Charley Heath, Alien Bennett, George Barton, Leo Goodman, and a. few others, and-ask them one question: some peanuts? Then duck. You they jast spent .a week or so passing out pea- nuts at the. ;Dyess-Abilene booth during the Strategic Air- Command Bombing and Navi- gation Competition at Barks- dale AFB, La. In addition to their military duties, the men were the mainstays in pushing about pounds of salted .Spanish peanuts; on visitors to '..'lie cozy, western-style tooth.; Some booths gave away ap- ples, cheese, cider or; other, products typical oJTttieir home areas. But if people wanted to get thirsty, all they had to do was drop by the room with the swinging doors. INSIDE WERE branding irons, steer horns and soft fur- niture, all furnished by Mack Eplen. lie, along wiUTfenovr mem- bers of the Military Affairs Committee of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, prov- ided the peanuts as well as the distinctive uni- Lev- for .the' more than-30 Dyess perepmiel 'representing and city at-lie com- .petition. 'Actually, 'IjSOO pounds of peanuts had'. been i floWn to Barksdale aboard the KC-135 which took everyone dyer on Nov. 8. 'Fifty'; 3frppOTd boxes didn't like too" many peanots at the Bot' when .iyqo' consider, that everyone who ate airy had to dip his hand into large bowls and pott out salty, oily fingers Tor his trouble, it seemed like the peanuts would never all he eaten. They weren't. But it was' a credit to everj- one who manned the boolh that most.oi the SAC bomber and tanker squadrons in the U.S. as wen as hundreds of visitors to t h e competition, wentaway.with-as many pea- nuts as they did.; Only. 12 of the 60 boxes "were brought the plane and Jack Gressett, executive vice president of the Chamber, said Wednesday for those peanuts had been found. All have, been'sold to clubs or restaurants. .The prodigal peanuts have relumed home. tional outlet rate, and bulk and commercial charges. THE FIRM is asking for an increase from the current base rale of ?6.50 per month lo Hate hikes are also asked for additional outlets, from per outlet per month to and a rate hike for bulk: and commercial ac- counts of 14.6 per cent over Ihe current rate. The council passed a resolu- tion seting No. 21 as a pub- lic hearing on the pro- posed increase, and citizens will be given a chance lo speak for or against the re- quest during the council meet- ing. The council mil also consid- er resolutions authorizing the purchase of pickups, trucks, vans and other mechanized equipment for use by the cily. A resolution awarding a con- tract for the construction of several accessory buildings for the city will also be con- sidered. The buildings include a stor- age building for the Central Fire Station, fire Iraining building, heallh department building, police Iraining build- ing, and an addition to the city's equipment service fad- lily. CHANGES to be considered include a lot at R. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) A German. jumbo jetliner crashed and burned today on lake off from Nairobi airport in the first fatal plunge of a Boeing 747. Officials reported heavy loss of life. K e n y a 's Communications Minister Omolo Okero said 97 bodies had been counted in the smoldering wreckage of liie Lufthansa jet. He said there were 50 lo 60 survivors, seven of whom were hospitalized while others were taken, lo a Nairobi hotel. Other reports gave varying numbers of 'survivors' and. no linn loll was immediately available. Lufthansa said the jet was about half full, with 140 passengers and 17 crew members aboard. Witnesses said the plane ap- parently lost power shortly af- ter take off on the final leg of H Frankfurt to Johannesburg, South Africa, flight and its lail section, n'n embnnk- menti.b'reakirig the plane into" 'a dozen pieces...._ A-policeman'-'said the Luf- thansa pilot emerged from Hie cockpit Baying: "It-has.hap- pened." He'said a stewardess in shock.kept fearing her hair and s ere ami hg." Official sources said five members of the crew survived, including the pilot and copilot. Associated Press reporter Alfred Araujn.said Ihe smell of burned flesh hung heavy over the crumpled fuselage. He said money, letters, iiand- bags, dolls and human limbs were scattered on the muddy plain, spewed from the wreck- age. R. S. Virdee, a Lufthansa employe who saw the crash, said, "The plane reached an altitude of not more than 200 feet when it appeared lo lose altitude. It started sinking and fell to Ihe ground. "It hit a large embankment and went plowing through the field. The lail scclion came apart and burst into flames. The rest of the plane was lo- tally disintegrated." A survivor, 36 year old Horsl Hackbadlh of Cape Town, South Africa, said he was silting in the middle sec- tion. "The plane started lo Hackbadlh said. "It then just fell lo the ground. I really don'l know what happened nexl. The next thing I knew I was lying in the grass field." Mitchell 'Mudballj' Reported WASHINGTON (AP) Watergate cover-up trial jury today heard'another chapter in a continuing saga: How John Mitchell refused to lake the blame for Watergate s p i t e presidential pressure that so. The juror's Were transported back in time again through reels of tape, to April 14. 1973, when John .D. Ehrlichmah 're- ported how. Mitchell received Richard Nixon suggestion that lie accept the Watergate lobbed mudballs .Whitc House at every oppor- Ehrlichman is heard telling Nixon.after..his.unsuc- cessful effort. "He is an innocent, man in his heart and in his mind and he does not intend lo move-off that Ehrlichman.re- ported. "He said if. I'm inflict- ed it is going to be very h'ard biit I can't let people; get away with this kind of thing I am. just going to have to defend myself every way I can." April 14, 1973, was a'Satur- day the beginning of a weekend in which N'ixon .was totally occupied with the Wat- ergate scandal that then was hitting the'pressure point with then-White House Counsel .Toliii W. Dean III and 1972.Nixon campaign aide Jcb Stuart Magruder spilling the story to prosecutors. In addition to the Ehrlich- man report in 'his mid-day meeling with Mitchell, the jury was also to hear an 11 p.m. .telephone conversation between Ihe President and H. R. Ilaldeman: and ciuent phone call between the President and Khrliehman. This is the eighth week of the trial of E h r 11 c h m a n, Jlitchell, Haldeinah and re- election c o in mittee aides R o b c r t C.- Mnrdiiin and Kenneth W. Parkinspn on cov- er-up conspiracy charges. 5th and Chestnut, changed from residential multi-family to central business; lots at 2166 Orange and 1401 Ambler, changed from multi-family residential lo general com- mercial; and a lot facing south on S. 7lh and bordered by Clack SI. and Alamctla, changed from 'local shopping lo general commercial. All change requests had previous- ly been passed on first read- ing. The council will also consid- er a resolution amending a scclion of the Traffic Code to include two cxlra blocks of Chestnut SI. as a one-way tho- roughfare. The ordinance presently reads, "Chestnut St.: S. 1st St. io S- 4lh St., and the proposed change would extend Ihe one-way traffic from S. 4th. St.toS.61h St., South. OTHER ITEMS before the council Thursday will include: A resolution approving plans and specifications and author- izing bids for airport fencing; A resolution approving pur- chase of property to be used for airport purposes; nnd Consideralion of ordinances on first reading amending Ihe City Code pertaining; lo water, sewer and refuse accounts. The ulilily account Apropos- 1 nls will allow property owners to receive credit. for -billed usage if it can be shown that the units receiving the 'ulili- lies were vacant during the billing period. Before Ihe council 'moves inlo its regular meeling ses- sion, service awards for- the city employes will be present- ed.' Billy R. Smith, senior fire- man in the Fire Department, and. Bob Fowlkes, struction inspector in the En- gineering Department, bolh with 20 years' service, will recognized. KM w fcrmj M YOW FAMILY WEEKENDER Thwt.-lM JL BIG SHOPPERS Ii tte Itf FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CAM MIT plwn tiitit. Must) f   

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