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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSd TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOIJR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29. PAGES IN EIGHT SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY AuwAatd Prtii {ft Go West, Young Won But Don't Forget the Kids. When'Mr. and Hay of Middlebmg, Kla., lefi Abilene Satur- day, they left Iwo liewiidered. girls standing in a service station driveway. Their daughters, Rcna, 12, and Suz- anne, 13, had been riding in the camper part of their parents' pickup truck and went into Jim 'C'hittmn's Shell Service Station on Interstate 20 while Ray was irrthe station rest room and Mr.s. Hay was asleep in the pickup cab. The girls didn't see him hurry out, get into tlie pickup ami drive away. Tite Florida family was sepa'rated about noon Saturday. Mr.s. Kay discov- ered (lie girls were missing at a 2 p.m. slop in Colorado City. Hay called Abilene police and was told tliere already was an alert out for him tmd that his daughters were just where he was hoping they were. They arrived back at the Interstate 20 and Farm Uoitd COO station at p.m. to resume ilieir trip to Riverside, Calif. "We stopped and got out and looked in the back to check on them and they weren't there." Mr.s. Ray said of her surprise in Colorado City. She said the Texas Department of Public Safely was looking for her and her husband and Dial one officer saw them returning and indicated he was glad to see Iliem heading in the right direction. ford Wants Hard, Tough to Help Economy By KRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer VAIL, Colo. (AP) After meeting with key advisers, President Ford was described Saturday.as aiming at "funda-' changes in the way the economy is managed" as a means "of avoiding an ever- deepening recession. Press Secretary Hon Nessen told reporters the conferees reached a consensus that the troubled economy has entered d "watershed period" and that ways of propping it up might well go beyond em- ployed in-thepast.': The press said Ford swore his advisers crecy after deciding in gener- al terms .the directions he wanls'to take.ir v Nessen reiterated that fresh administration programs to "deal1 with eco- nomic and energy problems would'be announced in next month's -StateVof, the Union mfessage. The spokesman said Ford foreswore "gimmicks'' dial might give the appearance of promising a quick cure for economic ills. The impact of some meas- ures Pod has in mind, Nessen said, may not be fully felt for three or four more years. But he said the President and his advisers were unani- mous in believing thai an eco- nomic upturn will be under was bv mid-975. N'essen acknowledged that a number of the items in Ford's 31-poinl Oclober for the economy will te aban- doned because they "no longer See BASIC, Col. back page this section Heart Attack Claims Life Of County Medical Officer Latest Goodfellows dona- tions': Anonymous' Previously Acknowledged Dale 10.00 ll.W Wisconsin winter The long, spidery shadow of an old wagon wheel slips across the snow as the winter sun casts it frpm a low, southerly position in the sky. was photographed near Monroe. Wis. (AP >Virephoto) WHERE IT Big Country May Get Instant Replay of Christmas Weather Inside Today Own Tunes Pay Off For Jubal Jubol, a music group organ- ized in Abilene, is finding that it pays to write their own music. Pg. IB. Dr. Arthur G. Arrant, 52, of '800 Sayles, [he Taylor County .Medical Officer, died of aii ap- 'parent heart attack at approx- imately; 4 a.m. .in Iluidoso, Nr.M. Funeral-services-will be at 3 p.m. Monday at University Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Austin and the Rev. John DeFpore Burial will be in Ejmwpod Memorial Park- under the' direction' of Elmwood Funeral Chapel 1443 2nd.. Dr. Arrant and his wife had been .vacationing in Ruidoso since last Thursday. A PHYSICIAN in Abilene since 1951, Dtv Arrant had worked with the Abilene-Tay- lor County. Health unit'in some capacity', since I960, when he was appointed temporary.' -director by the Cily Commis- sion.. Born on June-2, Porr tales, N'.M., he graduated from Abilene High School in 1939 and Hardin-Simmons Uni- versity in 1943. He married Carlcne Parker of Sweetwater on Dec. 5, in Abilene. Dr. Arrant served as a lieu- tenant (jg) in the USMR from 1943 to 1946 and was a deck .officer while in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. HE KNTKRE1) Baylor Medi- cal School in 1946" and re- ceived his doctor of medicine degree in 1950. Before coming lo he served an internship at JIaumee Valley Hospital at Ohio, and a residency al Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital in San Antonio. Dr. Arrant was chairman of the polio vaccine trial held here in 1954 and was a former president of the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society. He also sewed as one of the team doctors for Jefferson Junior High and Cooper High School football squads. A member of the Downtown Rotary Club, he was a deacon at the' University Baptist Church. HIS OFFICE was at 868 Hickory, where he maintained a general medical practice. DR. ARTHUR G. ARRANT funeral Monday Arrant was the son of the late Hiram Heddick Ar- rant, a professor, of chemistry al Hardin-Simmons University for 40 years. Survivors are his wife of the .daughters, Mrs. See DR. ARRAM, Col. back page this sec lien Temporary Air Service May Put Abilenians in 'High Gear' JOE UACY II even snow could Iventi Ctltnhr AmuHmtiiti Stiff. the system NotekMk ___ Forecasters at: the 4A Service said frontal system i. 41 Abilene- is 1n for to determine but he Municipal storm similar to "I think we'll gel Punk Total for one that hit Christmas out of 4A Normal for 14C 2102 A NEW'. Pacific cold VARIATION of onlv a nyess AFB .05 come through the Big Country' Sunday night or -It in the temperature will 'determine what kind Pctitnll Jumhb Pviilt 17A CISCO weatherman D.W.. Eck said, adding thai if is falls on the area, .-.he said, ___ Ofcitytriff Oil I3C many respects' to other, factor tvii! be Jl of the front. If it is HM 11 declined to 'one, -like -the one icy conditions Dav. more Wctii In West 41 4B be prevalent but COI.D. 41 that. rain, -sleet, freezing back page His Trt I.JO JOEDACYII Reporter-News Staff Writer Abilenians may again be able to fly to Dallas if a tem- porary commuter service gets off the ground Wednes- day. M a r v i n Brown, assistant manager of Abilene Municipal Airport, said Saturday night that the Dallas-based Apollo Airlines plans lo make five (rips daily from Abilene to Dallas and back as long as Texas Internatinal Airlines is grounded by a slriko. Brown said no end is in sight for IJie strike, which was begun by the Air-Line Em- ployes Assn. Dec. also said that a nine-seat, twin-en- gine Beechcraft will run "just until the strike is over." TEXAS INTERN'ATlONAf, pilots and mechanics will run the commuter sen'ice begin- ning with a a.m. flight from Dallas lo Abilene, the plane will shuttle back and forth every three hours, leav- ing for Dallas beginning at a.m. Wednesday, he said. Officials of Apollo Airlines, including Dallas Cowboy Hob Hayes, are scheduled lo arrive in Abilene.al noon Monday lo finalize plans and to hold a press conference, lirown said. At that time, a number lo call for reservations will be announced, he added. The night will cost one way and for a round nip. Tickets will be sold at .the air- port by Brown and one reser- vation agent. "We definitely will pull out as soon as the strike is over. What we are trying to do is make a lirown ex- plained. BECAUSK OK the possibili- ty thai the strike could end at any time, the flight will be See AIR, Col. 4 back page this section Counties Gain in Census Scurry Has Biggest Big Country Increase Key City Area Picks Up Since 1970 Srnrrv f'mmlv ibo 01 ___' f w Scurry County showed the largest gain. in population of any county in the Big Country during Ihe first three years of 'the 1970s. Scurry's population jumped 1S.4 percent, from an April 1, 3970 census figure of to an estimated on July 1, a report received this week from the Census Bureau in Washington revealed. Sny- der is Scurry's County seat. Throckmorton County was second with a 10.6 per ccnl increase. Brown County (Brownwood) the third largest gain in Big Country figures, 8.6 S' cent on-a net estimaled of Caltanan County ird-Clyde-Cross Plains) was fourth with 8.1 and !Taylbr (Abilene) fifth with 4.7. The Census Bureau makes county and metropclitan area estimates as of My 1 each year, but. figures aren't com- pleted for 16 to 18 months af- ler the date to allow compila- tion of data on births, deaths and migration. The bureau estimaled more .persons migrated to Brown County during the 3'.i years than left the county, but had 100 'more' deaths than birlhs during ihe period. Scur- ry had a net in-migration of and also -WO more births than.. .Throckmorton had the same number of births as deaths but had a net increase of. 350 from migra- tion. Callahan had KNHwrt deaths lhan births, but gained WO by migration, nearly half of it ih the past year. Taylor Mm births over deaths and 1.300 from migra- tion. Other Big Country counties which gained from 1570 to 1973, according to Census Bu- reau estimates, were Nolan (Sweetwater) 2.4 per Coke (Robert I.ee-Bronte) less than .05; Easlland (Eastland- Ranger-Cisco-FUsing StarV3.76 including net increase from migration; Erath (Ste- phcnville-publin) 4.1; Howard (Big Spring) 3.7; Knox (Mun- day-Knox-City) .4; M i Us (Ctyldlhwaile) 4.2. h Abilene's metropolitan area added population in the first three and one (juarier years of this decade, the Cen- sus Bureau e s t i m a d in Washington this week. The three-county area of Taylor Jones and Callahan couniies climbed from the April'I, 1970 census of to an estimaled J27.300 as of July 1, 1J73, according to fig- ures jusl released. Abilene ranked 16th among the 24 metropolitan areas in Texas, and was only pop- ulation behind Wichita Falls (WichiU-Clay Abi- lene's 4.2 per cent increase was surpassed by 13 of Tablcs, related stories, Pg. ll.V metropolitan areas, was the same as one and was greater than nine. Two of the metropolitan areas showed declines, Sher- man-Denison and Texarkana. Four had increases of less than 1 per ccnl Wichita Palls wilh .S, Odessa and Mid- land with .7 each, and licau- mont-Port Arthur-Orange with .1. Killeen-Tcmple, which in- cludes Bell and Coryelt conn- lies and an expanding Fort operation, had (he big- gest increase 13.9 per cent making H (he lOlh largest metropolitan area of the state and only the ninth ranking metropolitan area I.ubbock. Austin, wilh a 15.4 per cent gain, was second greatest and McAllen-Pharr-Kdinburg with H.I was third. Auslin includes Travis and Kays counties, while the trio o( Valley cities has a metropolitan area which compromises Hidalgo County. Generally, South Texas areas had larger gains than the rest of the state. Dallas- Fort Worth had only a 2.7 per cent gain, partially because of small loss in Tarrant Counlv Ijecause of an out-migration of Dallas County had a net out-migration of bul more than made up for it with births compared with deaths. For the Abilene metropoli- tan area, the Census tiuieau estimated Taylor County had 5.900 births compared with '2.600 deaths in the three years-plus, and had a net in- crease through migration ol 1.300 persons; Callahan had 300 births and -100 deaths and a net increase from migration of SiW persons; and .lones had 700 births and SOQ dMths and no chMge from migration. '1