Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. 306 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, 'FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1974 PACKS IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Prca Chance Is 50-50 For 'Good Rains' li.V JOK DACY H Ilcporler-Ncws Slalf Writer It's going to rain maybe. Forecasters at the National Weal her Service predicted 1'Yi- day HID Abilene area lias "a good chance of measuring some decent rain; especially between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Satur- day." Forecaster D. lick made the prediction because of an ad- vancing Pacific front which should move into Abilene around midnight. Eck said a continuous surge nt Gulf moisture and an upper-lev- el "trigger" behind the front hiked tlic probability of rain to 50 per cent .Friday niglit. WHERE IT RAINED Two Angles on Beauty Jlclliirry College student. Laurie Stern of Abilene looks Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are SI and. reservations carefully at the irises in the school's iris garden at S. be made before Saturday by calling the Chamber office.' should The Iris Ainuiis'n; Municipal Airort Total for Year Normal for Year 393G Slate 2313 Hirer Oaks Cr. Dyess AFB BLACKW1CLL South. ,o[ Town Norlh of lown COLORADO CITY DIVIDE HAMUN IIAWI.EY MEIIKEI, IIOTAN. 14th and Saylcs Boulevard so she can draw them for her Festival, which also includes a painting contest, is sponsored by sketching class. The garden is one of eight on the Iris the Women's Committee of the Chamber. (Staff Photo by Don Trail .which will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Abilene Blakley) SWEETWATKTi Lake Swcetwalcr Lake Trammel) WINTERS 'IV 1.7G 4.22 .111 .05 .on 1.00 .CO .50 .an i.so .us Tr. .50 .10 .117 Tr. Tr. .80 .75 .2.0 ECK P It E D I C T IS D rains Ilirough this area tonight." Thursday night's tlinnderslorm, while electrically spectacular, yielded very lilile moisture over tlie city. The highest reported was .10 inch al 1D3G State St. Dyess AFB reported .03 inch; 2311! River Oaks Circle, .05; an the National Weather Service IT.- corded, (or olficial statistics, only a trace. In his unreserved forecast, Eck also included the possibility of some severe weather. He said lie expects a severe thunder- storm warning may go into cf- fecl Friday niglit. Whatever the result of the ex- pected downpour il will have to be quite a loi to set things right with expected average precipita- tion figures. AS OF JAN. I Ihe Weal her Service has measured only 1.76 inches whereas Ihe averaging accumulation through April ID is 4.22 inches, Eck said. "We hope to arid lo that to- he saiil. Rain reports from area towns indicate (lie Dig Country faired Letter Ihan Abilene in the rain- fall department. Divide reported a whopping 1.50 inches; Mer'kcl, .50; Win- ters, .20; Colorado City. .30; Swcotwaler, trace; Laltc Swcet- walcr, .80; Lake Trammell, .75; Hawley, trace; Ilamlin, .05; Tto- Mt. Hermon Fight Rages fly The Associated Press Syrian and Israeli warplancs roared into action for the sec- ond straight day today as ground fighting raged for key positions on Ml. Ilcrmon and along Ihe 40-mile Golan Heights front. The Syrian command said its MICIs direct hits" on Israeli positions, "causing heavy losses in men and Day Nursery Getting Help Supervisors at the Day Nursery of Abilene can count on at least one hour of help each week in plan- ning activities for the chil- dren thanks to the Abilene Jaycee-Eltes. Story and pic- tures, Pg. 1-B. Amusements 5B Business Mirror.......... 8A Bridge 8B Clarified 4-11C Comics................ 70 Editorials 4A Horoscope 7 A Hospital Patients 3A Obituaries............. '1C Sporls 1-3-12C To Your Good Health MA TV SB TV Scout.............. SB Travel 12-13A Women's News 2-3B bill Israel report- ed no casualties in the air strikes. The Syrians also claimed their missiles downed snvca Israeli warplanes, bill Israel said all its planes returned safely. The Tel Aviv command said the Israeli jcls attacked artil- lery and troop emplacements six miles behind Syria's front lines, hilling Syrian targets for three hours on Ihe slopes of Ml. Ilcrmon and on. the southern Golan front. Lebanon, nine Israeli planes were seen striking a .Syrian radar station on llic peak of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains just east of the Syr- ian-Lebanon frontier. There was no immediate estimate of Hie damage or comment from Ihe Syrian command. Control of ML Ilermon is sought by both sides because its peak commands a view for miles into Lebanon, Israel anil Syria, and posses- sion could be used as a trad- ing point in disengagement ne- gotiations. A Syrian communique saul the downed Israeli planes were scon falling inlri Isrncli- hcltl territory onlo Ml. Hcr- mon itself. Everybody Loves a Clown Everybody loves a clown and young Slia- ron Biddings, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elberl Amos, proves she's no exception. LaDonna. Medaris, left, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Giles Medaris, waits her turn. ,1. T. Duke and oilier Shrine clowns were at Christ House promoting the Shrine Circus which will foe in Taylor County Coli- seum Friday and Saturday. Advance available from any Shriner, at Home Furn- ishings, Clothiers, Excelsior Cleaners and Alex's Shop, are SI.50 in advance for children and S2.50 for adulls. Door prices are S2 and S3. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Vandals Prey on Cestietery Pictures By EUJG THICKER Q. 'Surely (here's a law asainsl de- stroying pictures on nioninnenls. Who would I talk lo ahonl il? The piclnre on my father's grave was removed, il looks like sonic one pried II off wilh a sharp olijcct. I have anolhcr pholo I'd like lo put on hut I don't know who (o contact nnout II since (he company lhal pul it on (he first lime Is out of business. A. There's a law'against vandalism in a ccnielery mil linning the thief is another story. The city cemetery superintendent makes four or five rounds each day specifi- cally to shoo away people who haven't any business being there. He says it's prelty fcard though lo find kids roaming around; ilicy can hide behind any hush. Except for police patrols Iwicc a day on weekends. Ihe cemeteries are umillcmlcd and since many of the ccmclcrics are public properly, the gates cannot be locked. Cemetery Snpt. Uoy Hodgin asked ns lo urge you nol to replace the picture. They make ideal targets for Bfl gnus and shols. They're easily damaged by rocks spit from lawn mowers and water sprinklers. A few nionlhs ago, Hodgin counted 200 pic- tures on monuments; only 25 were slill in good condition. If yon dcfinilcly want (he photographs, any monument company can pnl il on for you. Q. Do you know ol anyone uho will my musical jewelry Jiox? II won'l play when I open II. A. We're sending yon the name of a local jeweler. Jusl aboul anything that licks or plays a lilllc can fix. The "Big C'ounlry" was my home (or many years before I moved to Wash- ington, i slill think it's a great place lo live and visll my mother here often. Now I need some help. My mother and her sislcr who lives her (both in Ilirir 80s) cannol go! lip the curb or Hie front yard in bad wallter to pick up (lieir newspaper -and lo these ilear old ladies who don't gel out Hindi anymore, lhal paper means so much. I.s Ilicre any way they ('Onlri gel (fair nr.flspanrr delivered lo liic fronl door? We'd be glad lo pav for this extra serv- ice. A. It would be fantastic if every newspa- per could be delivered lo llw from door hul if that happened some people would be gel- t'ng ilicir evening paper at midnight. The lime factor requires carrier boys to throw from Ihe slreel. In this one special inslancc though, your carrier's route supervisor asked lhat your mother's paper be placed al the doorstep. Our carriers arc independent contractors and they alone determine Ihe method and manner in which Ilicy deliver. Usually they cooperate when asked by their supervisor or a .subscriber for special handling of delivery 10 an aged or ill customer. Hopefully, your rcmic.st won'l slarl a barrage of similar Inn, .10; Snyder, .07; Stamford, trace. lilackwell reported one inch of rain [ell west and casl of (own, v.ilh .CO of an inch falling south of town, llulf an inch Tell north of town wilh small hail scat- lered over Ihe area. Snydpr also reported pea-sized hail Thursday nighl. ONK OTIHCll result of severe lliinulerstoiTns, such as those ex- pected Friday nigh, dipped down near IMg Spring Thursday a tornado, sighted by the Air Force, seven miies souiluvesl nt Webb AFB. Tlio Iwislei- pulled back into Ihe clouds after spinning along the ground for about two min- utes. Forecaster Jack. Schnabrl had said earlier that a slight possi- bility of tornadoes does exist whenever severe thunderstorms are present. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMFERCE National Weather Soivice (Weather Mop, Pg. 3ft) ABtLENE AND VICINITY rudius) Parlly c'oudv o cliur.ce oT tliiiftdeririov.ers loday ond lanlgM. Orar- Ir.q Salurdgy. Continued warm Irmncra- lures. winds 15 lo 2i te- caming rorlhweslerly 10 10 20 frpri SFilur- dav. High today in mid lonlgM in Ihe mid Ms. High 5nlurdny ricar EQ. Pfcbib'ility el rain SO cent toilay Increasing lo H ppr cent lonianl. Wind v.-omirgs arc In elfccl for nrea lakes lod-iy. HFgh ond low lor 3X hours T a.m.: and i3. High nnd lovj same dole Insl 7? inri 57. sunscl lail nlqhl: sunrise lodiy: lonlghl: Drinking Alcohol Fatal to Prisoner BftOHTOVOOD One of two Brown County Jail prisoners who were taken to Hendrick Me- morial Hospital Thursday after drinking poisonous wood alco- hol died at a.m. Friday, while the other remained in critical condition in the inten- sive care unit. Eleven other inmates of Ihe jail remained in fair condition Friday in lirownwood Communi- Iv Hospital; Jive others had been treated and returned to their cells. TOMMY NEWTON, 18, was the fatal victim of the poisoning. Joe Edwards, 1C, remained in critical condition in Abilene. Brown County Sheriff Danny Ncal said Thursday, "They (the prisoners) knew thai il was wood alcohol, and the boUIe was labeled as poisonous. But appar- ently of the guys lold the others that if Ihe alcohol was strained through while bread, il would cut Ihe poison." In addition lo (lie skull and crossbones label on the hotlle he said Itieve was a warning which read, "Wood alcohol is a violent poison. It cannot be taUen inter- nally without causing blindness or serious physical decay result- ing in death." Investigation has shown that several other prisoners refused lo drink the substance. Meal said that al least one stole Ihe jug of wood alcohol from a supply closet and dis- pensed Ihe liquid to inmates in a large holding area of the jail. NOT UNTIL Wednesday night did jail Jillcnclants know lhal anything was wrong, Neal said. Prisoners were taken to Ihe lo- cal hospital, and Ihe [wo in most .serious condition were Iraus- fciTeri to Ilendrick. The sheriff said charges would be filed against one 'trusty when the investigation of the incident is completed. Al least one other Inisly also may be charged, lie said. 'Gate-Crasher' Placed in Jail Charges or aggravated assault were pending Friday morning against a 31-year-old Allus, Okla., man who Ivied to crash the Dyess AFB main gale aboiil p.m. Thursday night. The man, who was on tempo- rary duty from Allus AFB, Okla., was stopped by guards at the main gale for a rountine check of his identification card, police reports said. WHEN SOME question arose about Ihe ID card, security po- licemen tried to get the man out of his car, but he drove off, dragging one of the security po- licemen, Raymond Bezeale, with him for a short distance. Security police fired several shols at the car, police said bin il did not stop and police later arrested Ihe man al a jnolcl where he was slaying. No injuries were reported in Ihe incident. The suspect was in custody in Taylor County jail Friday morning. requests because it's just not possible for everyone lo gel (his special service. Q. Please find out (he name of Ihe lady who runs Hie store in Ihe Maxwell House ads. IVc run an answering service for Maxwell House and some man calls every day lo sec If we've found her name. Site's (he same who played the wilch In (lie of Of. A. Well, Margaret Hamilton played (he Wicked Witch of the West and she's slill going strong, she's currently playing in a musical. The March 25 issue of Newsweek had a few paragraphs on her activities bul didn't mention coffee commercials. This isn't surprising though, for some reason ad agencies for television commercials aren't eager to release names of their ''stars." Address questions (o Aclion Line, Box 30, Abilene. Texas 79601. Names will not he used liul questions must he signed and addresses given. Please include tele- phone numbers if possible. Living Cost Hiked By Food, Industry WASHINGTON (AP) _ Sharply higher food prices and a record jump in industrial prices pushed the cost of liv- ing up 1.1 per cent in March as tlie worst inflation in a quarter cenlury held its grip on the economy, the govern- ment reported today. The Labor Department said last month's rise sent consum- er prices 10.2 per ceul higher than a year ago, Ihe most in any period since an iilcnlic.il rise in 1918. For Ihe firsl quarter of W4, consumer prices rose at a sea- sonally adjusted annual rate of U.5 per cent, highest in any three-month period since the first miarlcr'of I'Jol during Ihe Korean War. The Consumer Price Index climbed last monlh to 143.1 of il.s 1067 average, meaning lhat it cost consumers lo buy the same variety of retail goods and services thai S10D bought in 1967. Former Pharmacy Owner Succumbs Jack Barnes of 3450 Ward Dr., who rcilred in the [all of 1961 when he sold his interest in Ihe Barnes and Williams Drug Cen- ter al 701 Hickory, died at a.m. Friday in llenririck Memo- rial Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week, Funeral is pending at Elliott- Hamil Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife; one son, Jack Jr. of College Sta- tion; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Barnes Krisslc of Anihci'sl, Mass.. and four grandchildren.