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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 288 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, APlilL 1, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Aisocialcd Press (IP) By BLUE RUCKER Pedestrian Lights Placed on Order (1. I'm continually puzzled by (lie crosswalk on Mockingbird from llic ten- nis courts al Abilene Hlgli. Is il Hits law (bat vehicles miisl slop for a pedestrian II Ihc person is walling on (lie curb by the crosswalk? Yesterday I waited on a student but no one else, stopped. In lad llic lady behind me was so frustrated when I stopped thai she pulled around me and proceeded through [lie crosswalk. The student hail to wait lor her. I suggest this walkway be clllicr en- forced or done away with belorc some- one gets liil or I get baslicil from be- hind. A. Our traffic engineer agrees with you. The crosswalks don'l work loo well on rmi- ]or thoroughfares, lie's already placed au order for 12 pedestrian actuated lights to be. installed al crosswalks, lie won't have enough this trip for every crosswalk in town bul eventually hopes to eliminate all pedes- trian walkways. In the meantime, though, where signs are posted "Stop for Pedestri- by law you're to slop if a pedestrian is waiting. Q. Is there a doctor In Texas who Is licensed practice acupuncture and where is the nearest one? A. Tlic University ol Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas Pain Clinic has two doctoix practicing acupuncture one day a week. There's a long, long wailing list. For particulars, write the school in care of Depl. of Anesthesiology, 5323 Hurry Ilines Blvd. We understand some Osteopaths in both Amarillo and Houston arc practicing acupuncture. Q. How do you go about gelling paint splatters off wood paneling dam- aging the paneling'.' 'A. If it hasn't been on Jhc-re loo long, paint authority Allen Phillips thinks a mild solution of warm water and Tide applied with a real fine steel wool pad will help. Dip 1hc pad in solution and nil) lightly. If il leaves a circle, use a pane] spray designed for rejuvenating old paneling. Paint remov- er, will damage the finish. I crochet and knit as a hobby, would like (o cuter my work at your county fair. Being a newcomer to the area, I don't know who (o conlacl. A. All the informalion you'll need will be listed in the fair catalog under "Modern Living Mall." The catalog should be ready Ihe first part of July and we've asked that your name be placed on the mailing list. Expect il in mid-July. In August, ho watch- ing the newspaper. We usually carry stories giving instructions on how to enter the var- ious categories. Q. My father passed away In Decem- ber and just the other day I met an old friend Mho mentioned his death and asked If we had received her telegram. She sent it on Dec. 5 or 6, it cost her SG which is a lot of money for her. 1 never got the telegram. It wasn't received at my father's address cither. How can I find out what happened lo llic telegram and get Ihe lady's money back? She ilidn'l send the "telegram through the Abilene ffeslern Union office, she called Ihc Missouri number listed in llic phone directory, A. We're sorry but Ibis time we can'l liclp. We don't have enough information. Telegrams are microfilmed, they're filed by the phone number the telegram was billed lo. The only way it can be traced by Ihe Missouri office is by sender's phone number and since you don't have Ihe sender's lasl name or number there's no way lo slarl an investigalion. If you can get the. sender's phone, call the toll-free Western Union num- ber and an investigation can be starter' Address questions lo Aclion Line, BOY 35, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be used but questions musl be signed anil addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers if possible. High Court Upholds Bank Record Reports By VE11NON A. GUIDI1Y Jr. Associated Press Wrilcr WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court today upheld a controversial federal law re- quiring broad scale reporting by banks of citizens' financial transactions. Critics call (he law a mas- sive invasion of constitutional righls, but tile government claims il is necessary to figlil increasingly sopiiislicalcd crime. By a vote of C to 3 the court upheld the Bank Secrecy Act. overturning in part a lower court decision that had voided the law's most sweeping do- mestic reporting provision. The acl was written lo give government access (o infor- mation having what Ihe Bank .Secrecy Acl describes as "a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax or regulatory in- vestigations or proceedings." Under the act and regulation of the U.S. Treasury Depart- ment, financial institutions must file reports with the In- ternal Revenue Service on 'Cooler' Readings In 80s Expected It Rained on Their Parade Despite the rain on Saturday Ihc National Cherry Blossom Parade sloshed its way down Constitution Avenue in Washington. Spectators, watching from under their umbrellas, saw rain soaked marchers and even a few smiles. (AP Wirepholo) Fire By JOE DACY II Ueporl'cr-N'cws Staff Writer Forecasters al the. National Weather Service Monday that a dry cool front which passed through Ihc area al about 3 a.m. Monday should cool temperatures by about 15 degree Monday and Tuesday. F o II o w i n g the isle-record tying highs of 93 on Saturday and 97 on Sunday, Ihe front is expected lo cool (lie unusually high temperatures, but only into the 80s. Forecaster W. Kck said normal for this lime of the year is in the mid 70s. The mercury is expected lo rise inlo the mid 805 Monday and near 80 on Tuesday. Another weak coot front Is ap- proaching, Eck said, but that one "may not gel lo us." IN ANY CASE, no precipita- tion is forecast for Ihc area. Eck said, adding that even if a southerly wind flow returns Tuesday moisture may not-ac- company the shift. Although il has nothing lo do with the amount of heat Day- light Savings Time may make Ahilenians feel the temperature more since. Iliey are up and around for almost all of Ihe hours of sunshine. Abilene zoo a 11 o. n d a n c e seemed lo jump willi the mercu- rv. Zoo 'director Dan Watson said more than persons visited the MO during the. week- end. "It's the iK'st Saturday we've had in a long he said. Watson said (here were 421 visi- tors Saturday and 301 uu Sun- day. THE HEAT apparently did not bother llie animals, he said, al- Ihnugh Ihe sudden changes in Ihe wcallior during past weeks have caused sonic discomfort in moving them in and out oF their shelters. Don Revcll, local manager for West Texas Ulililios, said power demand jumped by 0 per cent from lasl Sunday" and 10 per cent since Sunday, March 17. lie. added lhat the 5 per cent increase was not significant, however, because of a 70-degrtre difference in temperatures be- tween those two days, March 31 and March 24. "We simply .switched from healing lo cooling." he said. But lhat 10 per cent increase from March 17 was "a veal he, added. Forecaster Eck was hesitant lo predict what would happen after the coo! front had lost its effect on the area, hut said an- other warming trend might be in store. transactions exceeding A three-judge court in Cali- fornia had approved the exten- sive record-keeping require- mcnls of the act, and the re- quirement that money move- ment out of the country he reported. Bill the'judges of Ihe lower court Inid said lhal the "vir- I u a 11 y unlimited reporting from banks" of domestic fin- ancial transactions required by Ihc act "so far transcends tlic constitutional limits as lo unreasonably invade the right of privacy...." Not so. said the Supreme Court majority led by Justice William II. llchnquisl. Itehnquisl was joined by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, and Justices Potter Stewart, Dyron While, Hairy A. niackmun and Lewis F. Pow- ell Jr. 'Sensitive' Nixon Papers Said Culled NEW YORK (AP) The prcpresirtenlial papers Hint President Nixon donated In the National Archives lo claim a lax deduction were culled to eliminate "sensitive" documents, the New York Times snid today. Thousands o f newspaper clippings and even undipped newspapers were, included in llie gift while "sensitive files respecting J. Kdgar Hoover, .Jacqueline Kennedy and the Vietnam war" were removed, Ihe Times said. The newspaper quoted testi- mony given to the congres- sional .Joint Conimitlec on In- ternal Revenue Taxation, which is investigating Nixon's lax returns, and an inventory o; the papers as Ihe source for ils information. Photograph of Car Cnntml WEATHER Identified by Boy WIIM VI LS. DEP..TMeNT- OF COMMERCE' fi.v HOY JONKS (taring Dclvin Willinglian HOnEUT LEE, Tex. (AP) Firemen and brought under control loday a raging fire that blackened be- tween and acres of West Texas rangeland. The firefighlcrs used ap- proximately 100 pieces of equipment including bulldoz- ers and other earth moving machines to hall the spread of the range fire burning north of San Angclo. The weekend fire burned grass. Irees and bushes, bul firemen kept it from buildings. Firemen and trucks from San Angelo and other towns joined in battling the flames, and nearly 300 men were re- ported on Ihc lines. They explained lhal winds gusling up to 25 miles per hour .much of Sunday died down after nightfall, slowing the advance of the [lames. Authorities said there had been concern for a crew at a Caraway Drilling Co. well which kept pumping oil as the fire swept around il bul was kept back by graded areas and drilling mud. They report- ed llie well's crew advised there did not appear In be danger of au explosion. Firemen said Ihc blaze leaped across several graded roads but did not spread to- ward tlic wesl across TOMS 20S, a north-south route link- ing Robert Lee and San AIIRC- lo. They estimated it was within -I lo 5 miles of U.S. 277,