Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1970, Abilene, Texas
80TH YEAR, NO. 309 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1970 PAGES IN TOUR SECTIONS Associated Press SUNDAY BACKWARD Babe Stovall docs a day festival, which is featuring jazz, blues, gos- littlc fancy guitar picking behind his head as pel and folk music, will end Sunday. (AP Wire- he sings about mean women and hard limes dur- photo) iiic the New Orleans Jaxx Festival. The five- MEMPII1S, Tenn. (AP) A prc-rtawn tornado roared across souili Memphis and neighboring Mississippi today, injuring more Ihnn 30 persons ami inflicting widespread properly damage. The storm blew nff same A pall of gray over Abilene Friday morning, thunderstorms which may hit the area Friday afternoon. The weatherman said rains would be possible also Friday night and Saturday. As of 9 a.m. Friday, the Abilene recorded .35- inch "of rain, which (ell Thurs- day afternoon. the inlcrmillcnt rains, winch began Thursday afternoon Ihrcaloning to" rain on the Frontier Festival parade. In Ihc Hig Country rain I races were recorded with Baird measuring .35-inch accompanied by liiiil. The hail was reported to be (lie size of marbles. Tiiscola and Buffalo Gap experienced .20. James Doty, KSSA weatherman, explained in part was hapiwns and what can be expected in Hie pre-sunimer season: "Tills lime of year il heals up on the surface (of Hie llierc is cold air aloft and a good supply of moisture. These are Hie three ingredients for a thunderstorm." Thursday in Haird il rained briefly but hard. According In one rain gauge there .70 inches of rain fell in less than an hour. WEATHER U. S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA BUREAU (Wealher Map, pg.