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   Midland Reporter-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 11, 1977, Midland, Texas                                HOME EDITION THE BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR ADVERTISING DOLLAR DIAL Box TEXAS Daily Sunday FEBRUARY 1977 28 4 SECTIONS Wholesale price rise leaves much untold By ROBERT DOBKIN WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices rose fivetenths of a per cent in January but did not fully reflect the impact of the severe winter weather on food and fuel the govern ment said The Labor Department said the largely the result of higher prices for farm textiles and was based on prices in effect as of before the cold weather damaged citrus and vegetable crops in Florida and sent natural gas and heating oil prices Januarys wholesale price increase was and about in line with Temperature to drop tonight IN A Richard a mortgage company executive held hostage for three attempts toward the end of his ordeal to loosen the wire holding a shotgun to his Gunman An thony Kiritsis kept Hall captive for 62 hours in a westside apartment before releasing him late Story Page Permian Basin residents awoke this morning to find evidence of fog or and in some areas rain was still falling National Weather Service at Midland Regional Air Terminal reported nearly a halfinch rainfall in but up to an inch of rain reportedly fell in some parts of the Tonights temperature in Midland should drop to the and Saturdays high is expected to reach the low the weatherman Fog was reported in and with rain also reported in Big Big Rankin and Soaking downpours posed flood threats in parts of Texas and bristling thunderstorms belabored others as wet weather wrapped most of the state in a springlike blanket A flash flood watch covered the east part of South generally east of a line linking Austin and As much as inches of rain at College Station left parts of that section Scattered and often heavy thun derstorms mixed with light rain in the central into the west part of the booming through such areas as DallasFort Austin and San At the same time dense fog cloaked many Visibility as low one eighth to onequarter mile prompted a special travel advisory for the Abilene several counties around San Antonio and near Del Rio on the Mexican It was foggy also around College Station and in the PanhandlePlains sector around Amarillo and where the rainfall tapered into light The rain was expected to end in most areas Although the mercury dipped to 32 degrees at El Paso and Marfa in far West mild temperatures ranged through the upper 40s to 60s increases each month since But the government indicated the effects of the cold wave will cause Februarys prices to spurt Wholesale price trends eventually show up at the retail though the relationship isnt always precise and there are time While it is dif ficult to tell just how much consumer prices will rise as a result of the cold some economists estimate prices could be fivetenths of a per cent higher this year than they would have been Farm and food prices began rising even before the weather affected marking a reversal from recent months when it was industrial commodities that were mostly responsible for rising wholesale In farm products in creased per less than half Decembers per cent jump but a sharp rise Vegetable and grain prices were up Industrial prices rose fivetenths of a per cent last month following a threetenths of a per cent rise in Fuels and other energy products declined fourtenths of a per cent in the government said energy prices lagged by one or two The index for processed foods and feeds declined twotenths of a per cent after rising per cent in The wholesale price index stood at meaning that goods purchased for in 1967 now cost Over the past year wholesale prices have risen per Todays report included the Labor Departments annual revision in seasonal adjustment factors to reflect developments during Upton grand jury nobills hunter Headstones indicate pet owners feelings By JIM STEINBERG RANKIN After deliberating only 15 an Upton County grand jury unanimously decided not to in dict the San Angclo deer hunter who shot and killed Larry Darnell Ewers in an attempt to save the life of a state The hunter saw a Waco shoot Department of Public Safety patrolman Sammy Long of McCamcy 21 along 67 three miles east of according to police accounts of the Missing from all accounts was the name of the At officials withheld the name to protect the identity of the hunter as they iden tified the gunman who shot Long five times with his own caliber pistol and then six times with Longs magnum service the name was withheld at the request of the further steps were taken to see that the identity of the hunter is kept from All transcripts relating to the case were ordered sealed by 112th District Judge Charles Sherrill of Fort Reagan District Attorney Aubrey Edwards of Big Lake It was Edwards who presented the case to the grand This will keep people from snooping trying to find out who the hunter Edwards I called every witness that I would have If the case had gone to The hunter did take the stand and tell his As far as Im concerned the case is Edwards The murder and subsequent WEATHER Fair tonight and Low tonight High Saturday low Complete details on Page INDEX Chaps bow to Western Page Lee travels to Permian tonight in crucial 54A Page Oil and Womens shooting of Ewers made news across the nation as did a stand by Edwards not to release the At one point Edwards told a The name is filed on an offense report but if the press wants it they can file suit against me and try it get it that Thats my decision and the buck stops with Ewers was driving a pickup truck stolen in San at the time Long pulled him over for a speeding About in cash was found in the cab of the truck after the Texas Ranger Jesse Priest Investigators said the money may have come from the hold up of a station in while Ewers was en route to Although that has not been con Ewers was stopped by Tucson police for a traffic violation At that Priest said the pickup had not been listed as stolen on the FBIs National Crime Information Center The hunter just happened and did what he felt he had to in order to save a Unfortunately it didnt Upton County sheriff Sid Langford said Of the deer Langford Hes just a common ole Dial 911 for emergency By dialing three telephone digits 911 Midland residents will have an almost instantaneous link with emergency services starting This new emergency number will get persons needing help in touch with a specially trained dispatcher at fire department headquarters who can relay the call to the appropriate agency or combination of agencies participating in the emergency aid Midland fire chief Melvin Little Agencies participating in the cooperative emergency service are the Midland fire and police depart the Midland sheriffs office and the Texas Department of Public Little These agencies have agreed to share the yearly operating costs for the new system while the telephone company has invested several thou sand dollars modifying its Royce Southwestern Bell district Persons in need of help frequently confused and disoriented by their dilemma will no longer have to look up or try to remember the sevendigit numbers for the various Brookmole I want to stress that this number is for emergency use By that Continued on Page 2A I God knows why we love reads the inscription on a headstone that marks the grave of Be Be The darling was the dear friend of Brenda and Another groundlevel marker is equally sentimental and stirring you dumb ole Hundreds of headstones somehow express the genuine human sen the one being has or had for Names that evoke everliving images are written on the There are names such as Shaky Crumps and Old More delicate names are on the pet cemeterys rolls Pretty Suzette and Friends may but memories live says the concrete marker dedicated to I love says Andres Faithful says another thats planted in memory of an 11yearold German Shepherd that was buddy to Bobby a former ROUSTIN ABOUT with EdTodd Revitalized Midland Tech students thesis Midland police Duke died in 1971 in In another plot at the Pet Haven of Midland is a police dog who was handled by former police patrolman Bill King died in 1965 after he fell through a ceiling while checking out a Knight It was kind of like losing a member of the family when King he People do get attached to their to these critters by whatever Youll find some people who think more of their pets than they do of their human com mented Stephen He and his Continued on Page 2A By JUDY JOHNSTON Imagine for a moment sitting in a beautified downtown gazing at a botanical garden and aviary encased In a geodesic dome and surrounded by flowing Impossible It is claim four Texas Tech University ar chitecture who undertook the revitalizatlon of the citys core as their thesis The four young men presented the complete with exterior sketches and an architectural model to the Midland Chamber of Commerce Thursday in a meeting at the Midland Hilton The plan included four sections which the students believed were necessary to the citys core area recreational and Each section was connected visually by means of the waterways and tangibly by spanning Interspersed throughout the plan were beautified open spaces for pedestrian en The men involved in the project were Richard Steve Stan Love and Andrew In preparing for the the men said they brought a class of 40 persons to Midland to conduct an extensive socioeconomic and historical study of They also took into account the citys existing the Tall City Image and the wishes of the citizens whom they Survey results indicated Midlan ders wanted more removal or remodeling of old buildings more entertainment facilities and supportive facilities like restaurants and public transportation which was clean and They also found i that many residents wanted to retain a sense of community and historic pride in the area and believed the areas old buildings should be Another feature they found in the survey was that many young people leave Midland after finishing school and that few they The main aim of their core project was Martinez Part Continued on Page 2A A master plan by four Texas Tech University students for revitalizing downtown Midland in cludes the following counterclockwise from courthouse at upper right recreational semicircular retail and housing zshaped structure with   

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