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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1970, Abilene, Texas Abilene jfayottec- 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES''-Byron 89TH YEAR, NO. 304 PHONE 6734271 JVBILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY JIXTYJIXJAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 10c DAlECTTiUNDAY Texas Tornadoes Claim 23 Lives Winner loves people j Central Catholic High, senmp Diane T yll, 17, shows joy at lene 1970" at the Jaycee's pageant Saturday night laeinj .D, Plaeing crown on her head is Ruth Cooley, Miss lene With the title, goes a ?300 scholarship arrd a chance at the Miss Texas and possibility Miss America titles. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams) Diane Tyll New Miss Abilene By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Wirier Diane Tyll, a Central Catholic High School senior, took the first step .Saturday on the road to a chance at the Miss America title; by being named Miss Abilene ot 1970. Miss Tyll, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry 802 S. Pioneer, succeeds Ruth Cooley, Miss -Abilene of 1969. With her title goes a scholarship lo the school a! her choice and an expense-paid trip lo the Miss Texas Pageant in the summer. The tall, beautiful brunette won the title ove- 11 other girls, only one of whom was as young as she. First runner-up in the Abilene Jaycee's pageant was Saundra Hosengrants, 20, H-SU senior, President Greet '13' HONOLULU (AP) _ The American space pilots who spent four perilous days feeling so far aivay from earth returned to the warm embrace tof their families Saturday and to a heroes' welcome from their President. .r Meeting on the steps of the plane that brought the astro- nauts from Pago Pago, Ameri- can Samoa, Marilyn Lovell and Mary Haise, seven monfhs preg- nant, rushed to the jrms of their husbands, and Jack L. Swigeit Jr. hugged Smiles spread thrtagh the crowd and the President beamed. Then in a brief cererpony, the President gave each Apol- lo 13 astronauts the of Freedom, James A. Lovell Jr., Fred W. Haise Jr. and Swigert standing at attention. The plane carrying the astro- nauts landed only moments af- ter Air Force One touched down with the President and their families. President Nixon, stopping first in Houston, praised the Apollo ground workers. They, too, were designated for the Medal of Frecdonvaward. Lovell, a veteran who has logged more hours in space than anyone else "Coming back' from Apollo 8 at Christmas irf 1968, I remem- bered how much'we don't real- ize what we have on earth until we leave it. "Looking back at all the color In the world, ocean and the earth, the blues and the browns of land, and sky, you realize that the'earth really Is Lovell .said, echoing the comments he made on the Apollo 8 flight around the moon. "This time, looking back and feeling just that much farther put, I was not too sure where we would end. To him, the moon seemed thousands of miles from tattoo toJi flight. "1 bivt Families Crew been there before, but never have I been quite that far away before." Swigert also spoke about the voyage to members of the re- covery team before leaving the USS Iwo Jima and flying to Ha- waii via Pago Pago. "I guess the best thing was getting out of the spaceship in the water. It was something that sometimes we thought we'd never see. "You cannot describe the bar- renness and ruggedness of the moon. Some day I hope you all got there he said. Although Apollo 13 missed its appointment with the moon, the flight was "extremely valu- Swigert said. "What H taught us was that perhaps sometimes we get a lit- tle complacent when flights go exactly as they are supposed to. We need to take a look at our systems and our training. Per- haps we need to review some things we haven't thought about in a long time. "It was a pretty shaky situa- tion. The battle was won by all those special procedures they worked up for us." NEWS INDEX Abilene Events 6- who also won the Miss Congeniality Award and the Special Talent Award for her oral and sign language recitation of the sonnet "The New which is inscribed on the of the Statue of Liberty. Second runner-up was Ann Scott, 18, McMurry College freshman, who danced and sang "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head'' for her talent routine. Miss TylPs talent presentation was the song for which she received the longest applause of the evening, As the new Miss Abilene, she f will represent the city- at business openings, welcome dignitaries to the city, tell her story to younger girls as well as represent the city at the Miss i Texas Pageant. Asked why she belonged to so .many organizations and clubs Miss Tyll said "I tove people and I love to be with people and leara about them. In each of the organizations to which I belong Turn to PAGEANT, Pg. CLARENDON, Tex. (AP) Tornadoes skipped along two 175-niile corridors of Texas' vast Panhandle-Plains country Fri- day night and Saturday killing 23 persons, injuring more than 100 and damaging millions of dollars in property. At least 16 persons died and 50 to 60 were injured as one tornado battered a trailer camp and lakeshpre village near Ihis Panhandle town. Most of the residents, including many elder- ly retired persons, were caught in their sleep. The death toll climbed slowly late Saturday as more bodies were found al scattered points. The Texas Department of Pub- lic Safety said that identifica- tions were proving difficult lo establish in the general chaos of the great area stricken by the storms. Many died in isolated farm houses, or what was left of them. At Plainview, another hard-hit city, a sheriff's deputy said, "There's a line of demol- ished houses for 8 to 10 miles northeast of us." Meanwhile, widespread sec- tions of the state were under Small Hail Nils Abilene Some rain and pea-size hail fell on Abilene and parts of the Big Country Saturday but so far the beert plagued by thunderstorms and tornadoes that have hit other parts of the state. Pea-size hail was reported in some parts of Abilene Saturday afternoon, but the official report from the ESSA Weather Bureau recorded only .37 inches of rain. Elsewhere in the Big Country light, hail was reported at Tuscola, Dublin, Breckenridge and Ranger. IT MINED tornado watch and severe thun- derstorm alert Saturday night. At mid-evening two lines of heavy thunderstorms menaced the stale. Another, a third, area of storms was developing. A massive cell of storms moved eastward along a line west of Denison, Fort Worth and Austin. The storm s'nick into (he Dallas area shortly before 9 p.m. and there were quick re- ports of hail in the city's Oak Cliff seclion. A second line of slorms bore down on Travis, Hayes, Bastrop, Williamson and Caldwell coun- ties. Golf ball-size hail pummel- ed Caldwell County. The third line of storms devel- oped in an East Texas area bounded roughtly by points near Texarkana, Longview and Ty- ler. As the storms intensified, the Turn lo TORNADOES, Pg. race Kristin Collins apparently wasn't too concerned with politics, or maybe she was 3 Palate during the old-fashioned fifcP riir y f Whatever it was, she gave her mother, Mrs. Giant Eastland Political Rally Spiced by LBJ-Coming Hoax ABILENE ...............sal. Municipal Airport .37 Total for Year 4.77 Normal for Year 4 08 BALLINGER........... 21 BitECKENRIDGE 42 BUFFALO GAP 120 CISCO DO COMANCHE DE LEQN '12 DUBLIN................ 50 30 PAINT HOCK 'ifl STEPHEN VILLE 50 TUSCOLA............ 1 10 WEINERT fr By TOM PORTER Reporter-News State Editor EASTLAND An an- nouncement that former Presi- dent Lyndon B. Johnson would attend Eastland County's old- fashioned political rally Satur- developments fol- lowing that announcement slighlly overshadowed the event itself. Eastland Jaycees, who had been planning the giant rally for weeks, received a telegram lale Friday from Austin which stated: "The following is aulhorized for immediate press release. Dear Friends. After learning our Amusemcnti Astrology Autlin Notebook Berrr's WoilJ Booki Brido.0 Busincu Clasiifiodi 5-8- 3- 8- 3. 11. 7- 4 9-14. 3- 4. Ooctora' Moil Editorwli 10-C Form 14.0 Hospital Potitnti 10- A JumbU Litter lo Strvketnin 4-1 Morktts 7-1-D ObiliiortM Oil 11-A l.j J.I To Your GoW 4.1 TV T.k t.} WMMII'I Nfwi i.f r Republican opposition is .to be strongly represented at your rally tomorrow, and still being unable lo attend in person due to prior commitment, have made arrangements for longtime friend and former President Lyndon B. Johnson to appear in my behalf. Best wishes for a successful rally." The telegram, sent at p.m., was signed Gov. Preston Smith. SATURDAY MORNING, after they had received no official word that LBJ was coming, Department of Public Safety officials and Eastland authorities called the former chief executive's ranch lo verify (he telegram and set up security measures. Aboul p.m. Saturday, 30 minutes after the rally was lo have begun, Police Chief Johnnie Morren received word from the Secret Service: "Smith message was phoned in. Has name James Griffin on bottom of message, but only Jas W. Griffin listed in phone book. Don't answer phone. Unable lo say if James Griffin is good name or not. That's all we know." Morren said authorities in Austin and Easllanri were investigating the incident, and had at least two suspecls in mind al Eastland. He added that Gov. Smith's security officials also were very interested In the telegrams. IVEATHElT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EKA WEATHER BUREAU IWolhtr Map, PS. t A) ABILENE AND VICINITY Mdiusl -Clear lo parlly cloudy, and mttd allenuoni IliroL'oli Monday. Ovfrn'oM lowi In middle Ifc, allcrnoon IJtalH In 70s. Wlndi westerly to-rc miles per hour. TEMPERATURES Broken bones their bag rleht Scouts a lcg or an out ln the wilh them- The splints can be wrapped Practicing the technique Satur- the Chisholm Trail Council are, left lo tin Johnson' 12< of Mike and Sal. t.m. 6t a 7i 76 p.m. g 55 a Hlqh and low for 24-h p.m.: 78 and 61. Hloh ard low dal THE RALLY itself was held up for some time, until the East- tend High School band, could arrive from Brownwood, where it had competed in the Univer- sity Interscholastic League band contests Saturday morning. When it was announced that the band had won a Division I rating in Concert and Division Ji in Sight Reading, more enthusiasm was shown than any other time during the day. The crowd, wliich could have Turn to HOAX, Pg. 12-A Sludenl Killed As Snipers, Police Clash SANTA BARBAJiA, Calif. (AP) A college senior was shot and killed Saturday as po- lice and snipers exchanged gun- fire during renewed violence at the University of California campus in Santa Barbara. Kevin Moran, 22, of Saratoga, Calif., was fatally wounded in Ihe side, witnesses said, after extinguishing a fizzling fire- bomb in a Bank of America branch, a temporary structure erected after rioters burned the original building to the ground Feb. 25. The shooting occurred about a.m. after a second night of violence In Jsla Vista, a student community of about adja- cent to the campus. Despite a curfew, the disturb- ance bcgan-as it had the night youths pelting the bank with rocks. About 200 deputies and high- way patrolmen, wearing hel- mets and flack jackets and car- rying carbines, lobbed (ear gas grenades Into milling crowds of up Ip 700 persons. The youths cut off electrical power lo the bank, smashed the glass door with rocks and threw nsoUnt bombt inside. y ;