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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 295 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Presi (A3) Israeli Jet Downed Over Golan Heights TAYLOR. INMATES 'HAVE THE VOTE' but only one in county jail registered By BLUE FUCKER Work for 13-Year-Olds Limited to Odd Jobs Q. I am 13 years old and would like 10 know what age you have lo be to get a jol) at a grocery slorc packaging looils. I would also like, lo know o! any otlicr jobs -which I can gel at my age 'besides delivering nailers. A. Sometimes it's rough lo be 13 years- old. Unless you van lind ;i grocery slorc that's not subject, lo the Fair Labor Stand- aids Acl, you musl be at least 14 years old. The sad truth is there's just not much open lor a 13-year-old. But we want lo help so racked our brain and with some cssislance from Frank Carmicliacl at Hie U.S. Dcpt. of Labor, came up wilh a few ideas. There's always yard work, of course, or flog and cal sitting or working [or your dad. You might paint house numbers on curbs, clean chimneys, sell anything from rain gauges to flower seeds. We know a 12-year- old who painted railroad spikes gold and sold them lo neighbors for paperweights. Or start collecting old newspapers on your block, sell Ihcm lo the waste paper compa- ny. Or yon could run errands on your bike lor shut-ins. Sell doughnuts house lo house or to con- struction workers or downtown business- men. Water your neighbor's yards or wash Rnd vacuum their cars. Wasli windows. These jobs require some initiative on your pan Inil you've got it or you wouldn't have written us in Ihc first place. We bet anything there are some success- ful businessmen in this lown who started working when Ihcy were Jusl young kids. Maybe they'll send us (heir ideas. We'll pass them along. Why did we call a thcaler balcony (he "peanut How did thai ex- pression gel started? A. The slang dictionaries, even Ihoalcr owners, couldn't tell us for sure but they tame up with some interesting suppositions lhal tickets cost so mile for that gallery that lliey were sold lor lhal the people up Ihere had money for bags of peanuts left over aflcr paying so liltle for their tickets; from the slage, people up I here looked so small "like peanuls." Take your pick, or give us your version. Q. I have heard (hat a shallow pic pan filled with beer anil placed in your plant lied will allract snails and slugs to a drowning dealh and (hus keep Ihcm away from your shrubs. Is this (rue. and is It legal In dry Abilene to serve beer publicly lo snails and slugs? A. Heller check their birth certificates first, you're not supposed to servo beer to minors. You're probably safe here though, .since their inebriation would lie hard to detect they're already crawling. If they were seized by a law enforcement agent, he would administer a brcathalizer test. Even the Humane Society should approve this method as the slugs die happy, and Ilic beer treatment does work. (j. Here's a good one tor you and your readers who fight the sparrows. My good friend, Dr. J. D. Eoff In Ballinger, taiicd a transistor radio to the bottom of his purple martin, house and it chased out all the sparrows. Sparrows are nerv- ous. They can't stand Ihe noise. When1 the martins finally do show up, (urn off the radio, they'll keep the sparrows away themselves but once sparrows have eslshlishcd residence in the mar- tin's house, Ihc martins won't use il. A. Interesting idea. We wonder how the DJs will react to the inference that their music is for the birds. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79GIU. Names Hill not lie used hut must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone, numbers If possible. Prisoners' Vote Interest Here Low Despite Ruling on Rights By STEVE MONK Staff TVriler Although Ally. Gen John Hill's recent ruling on county jail in- mates' voting rights will cause no change in policy in the Tay- lor County Jail, the county may have two more registered voters as tile result of an inquiry which followed the ruling. Hill ruled last Wednesday thai a stale election law thai pre- vents a qualified voter confined in his own county from voling absentee is unconstitutional. RULING, based on a U.S. Supreme Court case, means that prisoners eligible to vole (lliose not convicted of a felony) cannot be denied their voting rights because of their confine- ment. Taylor County Sheriff Jack Landrum said that no prisoner here had ever been denied the right, but that he had no way of knowing whether any had ever exercised it, either. "It's possible that a prisoner might have scut for a ballot, voted and sent it in and we wouldn't have known Lan- tlrum said, "We open prisoners' mail lo inspect for contraband, hut we don't read il. I would be the lasl one lo deny Ihcm lhal right." AFTER A REQUEST from The Reporter-News, Deputy Bob Stanley made a survey of the 66 WEATHERT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather Service (Weather Mop. Pg. JB1 ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Fair loday triroug.lt Turiday, Cooler loday, v.armer Tuesday. North wlntfs IQ la 20 mpti. becoming llghl and variable tonlqtit ond southerly, lo 70 mpt> Tuesdoy. High lodav In middle 705. The'low lonighl middle High Tuesday In middle EOS. High and lav; for 2sources said lhat Saudi Arabia wauled lo buy al least one squadron of 18 F4 Phantom jets, along with olhcr military gear. In earlier deals, Saudi Ara- bia has bought F5 internation- al fighters and a variety of oilier military equipment from the United Stales. NEWS INDEX Amusements.............7B Business Mirror I2A Brfdqc Clossificd 6-10C Comrcs................. 5C tdiioriols 4A Horoscope 4B Hospital Palrenls 2B Obfluories IOC Spcrls 1-3C To Your Gcod Heallh......5B TV Icq 6B TV Scout 6B Women's News. 38 Abilene Businessman 'Trader' Boyle Dies (Trader) Boyle Sr.. 61, of 850 Lexington, a long time Abilene businessman, died at a.m. Monday at Hendric-k Memorial Hospital. Funeral is pending wilh Elliolt-Ilamil Fu- neral Home. Mr. lloyle had a wide variety of business interests over the years, including retailing, auto- mobile sales and real estate. Born Dec. 15, 1012, in Green- ville, he grew up there and graduated from high school there. lie was employed by Montgomery Ward while slill in high school, and as soon as he graduated he was named a man- agement trainee. He worked in that position in Amarillo, Pam- pn. Hoswcll, X.M., and Enid, Okln., prior to becoming manag- er of Ihe Swcelwatcr store in 1938. lie also was manager of Ihc Harlingen Ward's store before entering Ihc service in 1W3. Before entering the automo- bile business in 19-16, Mr. Boyle served in management positions wilh Ward's in Ardmorc, Okta., Fort Worth, Del Itio and Abi- lene. HE REMAINED in Ihe auto- mobile business as an indepen- dent, as a dealer and as manag- er of a dealership unlil 1561. Al one lime he owned a new car dealership but decided lo open the lied Barn used car business in 1961. He and Mrs. Boyle were mar- ried Nov. 23, 1932, in Roysc City. Among his survivors arc his wife and children, Judy of Dallas, and Frank Jr., vho is 'alM in the automobile business here. ;