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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1970, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 89TH YEAR, NO. 313 PHONE 673-427 L ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press SUNDAY River Oaks Center Sold to 4 Here MOVIE STAR TONY CURTIS arriving in court in England (AP Wirmheto) s rijuana Count UXI5RIDBE, England (AP) American movie star Tnny Curtis, who quit smoking tobacco several years ago, was fined ?120 today (or bringing marijuana into England. The 4'1-year-old actor arrived at the Uxbridge Magistrate's Court in a maroon Bcntley limousine, but liis lawyer asked for time to raise Hie fine. You must not think that because Mr. Curtis is'Heading international film star that he has plenty of money avail- (he lawyer told the court. "He like any other member of his profes- sion has enormous taxes to pay which can create financial problems lor him." The three magistrates gave Curlis a week to raise the money. The fine was half the one levied by a British court in February against another move Italian direc- tor itichaelangelo Antonioni, on (he same charge. The maximum penalty is 10 years in jail or a fine, but British judges are usually lenient in the marijuana cases. NEWS INDEX Amusements 1OA Bridge 13A Codified 8-1 IB Coaiics 7B EdiToriols 6B Horoscope............ 13A Hospital Palicnls 4A Obituaries 2.3A To Your Good Hsalth 13A TV Leg 1 I B Women's News......... 3B A police source said Curtis had less than an ounce of marijuana on him. Anlonioni had nine ounces. Dressed in a neat gray business suit and yellow shirt, Curlis looked subdued as lie pleaded guilty to the charge. His lawyer asked Ihe magis- Iralcs to take inlo consideralion "the tremendous .strains and pressures" lo which a slar of Curlis1 caliber was subjected. He also told the courl the actor was a man of previous unimpcchable character. Afler 'Iho brief formal -'hearing, Curtis left Ihe red brick courUiouse by a side entrance and drove off in another car. Newsmen wailed in vain alongside the Benlley parked in fronl. Curlis was searched and arrested when he arrived with his wife at London Airport Sunday from New York to make a TV adventure series with rtoger Mooro, slar of "The Saint." Curlis recently signed a million contract for Ihe program. After being charged with possessing an undisclosed amount of cannahis, the British name for hashish or mari- juana, Curtis was released on bail. Brilish newspapers fronl-paged the arrest and noted thai Curtis cam- paigned here last year against cigarelte smoking, lie warned a British audience about "the perils of the weed." "One (lay I wasn't feeling as good as I he once told a newsman. "Thai was on a Sunday. On a Monday morning I slopped smoking." He started an anti-tobacco campaign among coworkcrs, formed an organ- ization called Smokers Anonymous and made anti-cigarrette commercials for lelevision. River Oaks Village Shopping Center was sold today to a quartet of prominent Abilene businessmen, James P. (Pat) Dunigan, Syd Niblo, John Wright and Jimmy Morris. Niblo said he and his associates bought the center from Pioneer Land Co., Inc., of Abilene. It was built in 1955 by Thomason Enterprises o f Abilene, consisting of Raymond Thomason Sr. and his sons, liaymond Jr. and Jlonty. The ownership change is effective immedialcly. Dunigan is chairman of Ihe board of the First Slate Bank and heads Dunigan Enterprises, consisting of extensive oil and ranching interests. He offices in the First State Bank building. Wright is president of the First Slate Hank and Niblo is a vice president. Morris is associated wilh Dunigan Enterprises. A Certified Public Accotinlaiil, he was formerly wilh Ard Oil Co. in Abilene anil Midland. He has recently returned to Abilene to live. RIVER OAKS is one of Abilene's foremost and largest shopping centers. It was opened Ocl. 31, 1955, by the Thomasons, who placed its cosh -al Ihe lime al million. No consideration was announced in the sale lo (he new owners. River Oaks is located on South 14 between S. Willis on (lie east and (he Abilene Woman's Club on Ihe west. It consists of 14.5 acres, square feet of floor space and 27 stores and "shops, all occupied. The center has a car parking capacity. Ils tenants are Abilene Savings Assn., M'System, Krieger's Pharmacy, S and Q, Oliver's Shoes, Olan Mills Portraits, River Oaks Barber Shop, Margaret's Maternity Shop, Gem Hise Cosmetics, Tom's Coiner Shop, Lee Optical, Bea Ilaney's, Paul's Shoes; River Oaks Beauh' Shop, Abilene Bookstore, Golden Door, Botique Wigs, Walt Doll House, Jewelers, Grissom's, Austin Camera Shop, Tiernice Proctor's Fabric Mart, Thornton's, T G k Y, Lavender's Cafaleria and While's. Speaking for Ihe new owners, Dunigan said; "We are pleased to acquire River Oaks. We have a lot of confidence in Ihe future growth of Abilene and lint particular area." 11 is the second major Abilene shopping center in which Dunigan and Niblo have invested. In October, 19C8, llicy bought Park Terrace Shopping Center, located east of Hivcr Oaks on S. 141 h. DUNIGAN HAS lived in Abilene since 1D5-1 when Dunigan Tool and Supply Co. was moved here from llrcckcnridgc where his father, James B. Dunigan, founded it in 1919. Pal Dunigan served ils president from 1962 until the company was sold in October, 19B9, to Distillers Corp., Ltd. of Canada. Among Dunigan's interests is Ihc famous Baca Location No. i Sec ItlVER OAKS, Pg. 5A. K1VER OAKS SHOPPING CENTER ownership change effective immediately Sihanouk Trying Return? By THE ASSOCIATED 1'REKS Prince Norodom Sihanouk, the deposed leader of Cambo- dia, appeared today to be start- ing moves toward a comeback. Asian dispatches reported he bad returned to liidochincsc soil from exile in Peking for a conference of leaders of North Vietnam, the Pallid Lap of and the Viet Cong to issue ;i call for the defeat of the Unil- ccl Slates and the governments of Cambodia, South Viclnara IT RAINED ABILENE ......-.Sun-.Z-Bay Total Municipal Airport .60 Total for Year 6.01 Normal for Year 4.93 ALBANY ..............35 1.64 COMANCHE...........15 DE LEON .......49 DUBLIN GORMAN LAWN RANC-KR TUSCOLA .27 .70 1.02 .55 .08 Tr. 1.10 1.30 Hig Demo Abilene was louched by lurhulance that included a tornado that ripped Ihroiigh Tuscola Sunday afternoon and high winds, rain and hail. Telephone service al Tuscola was oul Monday morning. In Abilene, K i n erd S e 11 n Texaco Station. S. 23rd, reported that winds lifleil the roof off of three bays of its slation. Fortunately, said Fred Kincrd. part owner, Hie station was closed Sunday and no one was injured. Kincrd said that damage estimates were presently being made. The weatherman is giving a 20 per cent chance of Ihundershowers for Abilene and vicinity Monday and Tuesday. It will continue to be warm with southerly winds m.p.h. In i'uscola Ihe tornado rtporlcdly lastc.1 about a Here quarter of an hour, doing worth of damage after toppling several buildings. No one was reported hurt in the brief encounter. The mosl damage was done to a garage storage house owned by Tim Hale of Tuscola. Winds .Sec TWISTERS, I'g. 3A WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Neither Map, ABILEN'E AND VICINITY (-lO-mlk? ra- ctcudy 1o clear wilfi a slight tivdrme o1 allernoon and evenir-q I hunger showers rrcS.ihility cl rain today thrwich Tuesday 30 per cenl. Continued wiirm. Higli Monday in Low Mcrday nrgJit upper 60s. Winds sc-jlhprly frcm m p.h. tow for ending al 9 a.m.: P2 arj 69. High and lor same date lasl year: 72 rt-d 52. SLrset Isil nicM: P.T.; iurwi-e lajay a.m.; sunMl too'ghl: WE Why No Income Tax for Abilene? By BLUE RUCKER and BETTY G1USSOM Can vim explain why do lint have a. City Income Tax, like our Federal Tax, Instead n( a (ax on our homes am! personal properly? I can see the sadness on Ihc faces ol older people when they have lo come up wilh tax money on their homes which have been paid for through long years ot work, savins and planning. The tax Imposed npnn (hesc people Is taking away money needed for food and medical expenses. A. Cities have a very limited taxing aulho- rily. They can lax properly and were authorized a few years ago by legislative action to levy a 1 per cenl sales tax. The Stale Legislature would have lo cnacc legislation for Uie cities lo adopt a city income tax and this has never been proposed in (he Legislature. Rep. Frank Calnoun doubts that it will be brought up anytime soon as it would be very unpopular and probably wouldn't be passed anyway. Likely, as in Ihe case of Ihe sales lax, a stale income would he considered before a cily tax. Q. I have a piece of antique furniture with a bevel minor In It. Could you Icll me where I could have the mirror rcfinlshed (o Its original finish? A Action Line couldu'l find n business in Abilene thai still docs this, but Ihc Angolo Glass Mirror Co. al 11 W. Washington Drive, In San Angelo will rcfinish lhat mirror for you. It costs S1.75 a square foot and takes about 3 weeks. We suggest you drive down with Ihe mirror ralher than mail it, as freight cosls plus insurance would be pretty high. Q. I'd like (o know why Abilene doesn't let (he 7lh graders go oul of town for track meets. I understand other towns allow (his. A. Chuck Moser, athletic director for Abilene Public Schools, says they've tried this in the past and many parents complained because Ihe teams occasionally rclurncd late at night. Ife doesn't want (o encourage young boys slaying out late at night and felt it was best to change the school policy on this. Eighlh graders are allowed lo go oul of lown for Ihree track mcels, ninth graders go out for five meels and he feels this gives the students a few cxlra privileges each year and thus some- thing to look forward to. Q. How docs a person go about gcttlifl a sewage system put In hy the city? What would the cost be? Also what Is the cost of getting city water put In? A. Pick up an application form at Ihe Cily Engineer's Office. Gel half of the people on your street to sign it and agree to pay per front foot (50 foot lot would cost about and the city will be happy to install a sewage system. The same procedure is used for obtaining city water except that the cost is per front foot. This fee can be paid out over a three year period. Q. Is Ihrrc any place at the Municipal Airport lhat hires line boys and what arc (heir duties? A. Abilene Flight Inc. services the Municipal Airport and Buhha Scott is the man to see about a Job. He has an opening for a part-lime lineman righl now. A line- man's primary duties are refueling aircrail and pulling customer's airplanes in and out ol hangars. Q. I would like to know under what conditions a person can belong lo the American Legion and the address of Ihc American Legion? A. You must have been in Ihe mililary service during wartime lo he eligible for membership; address is P.O. Box 1G53 or E.S. lllh St. To avoid confusion we'll explain several similar organizations: to qualify for membership in t h e VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) you must have served out- side Ihe continental U.S. in a war zone; lo join Ihe DAY (Disabled American you must have received a service-connected disability lhat occurred while in Ihe service. Q. We have road about a fimily who contacted lead poisoning from eating out of .Mexican cookware and poltery. Since we have a ncmber of pieces of glazed Mexican earthenware we're In a quandary as to Just what lo do throw It away, have It tested or what? II we have It tested, where aid by whom? A. If you're madly attached lo your set of pottery send one of the pals lo the Terrell Laboratory, Box 1710, Fort Worth and have it tested to be sure. But it will cost you more than the pot Is worth, and besides Uie pot will be destroyed in the testing. You can safely use the pots if you don't serve liquids from Ihem or cook in them; use for dry foods such as potato chips. Dr. Virgil Bottom, McMnrry physicist, says (here's recent evidence Dial llic Iloman Empire poisoned themselves oul of existence from using lead water pipes and cooking utensils. So don'l be half-safe, use the pols for decoration. Q. Is sonic system ol coding used In the rreclion of rcllcclors on Inlcrslalc highways? They are bolh while and yellow, arc used In groups of nnc, two and three; snmrlimcs vertical, sometimes horizontal. Could you explain? A. Amber reflcclors indicale we should use extra caulion. One clear reflector on a post is used lo outline curves or locations where ihcre are high-fills, also preceding exit ramps and following entrance ramps. As the ramp actually peels olf Ihe main lane the reflectors change from one clear, to two amber. Three amber reflectors designate an obstruction near Ihe pavement. .three horizontal reflectors indicate an obstruction ON Ihe pavement (such as a channelized .nine amber reflectors in a diamond pallcm are used for special emphasis, for example at a spot where cars arc conlinually hilling a curb. Address queslions (n Acllon Line, TSox 30, Abilene, Texas 79004. Names ulll not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include telephone numbers 11 possible. and Laos. The conference on the Vicl- namcEc-Laolian-Chincse border is expected to be followed by the establishment of a provisional government by Sihanouk in northeast Cambodian lenitory controlled by Hie Viet Cong ami North Vietnamese, according to Western diplomats in Vientiane, the lyaolian capital. Diplomatic efforts aimed at neutralizing Cambodia's' in- volvement in Ihc Indochina con- flict, meanwhile, moved for- ward, with Indonesian Foreign Minister Adam Malik declaring today that an Asian meeting will be held despite Hanoi's re- fusal lo attend. Malik, who wants a confer- ence early next month, said in Jakarta: "We will go ahead wilh the meeting because we arc seeking peace. The aim of the meeting is lo maintain Cam- bodia's neutrality." Australian Foreign Minister William McMahon said in Can- terra lhat Communist com- mand allacks in Cambodia had produced a crisis concerning Ihc whole world. McMahon added lhat his government fell Ilial conference discussion should be limited to Ihc independence and neutralization of Camuoilia, nonintervention and the reacti- vation of (he International Con- trol Commission. Foreign Minisler Thanal Kho- man of Thailand said in Bang- kok his government believes diplomatic and political aid lo Cambodia will be more effeclive (linn military aid in pulling pressure on (he Norlh Viet- namese and Viet Cong troops to quit Cambodia territory. In Phnom Penh, a South Viet- namese official announced Cam- bodia agreement to let South Vietnam extend assistance lo Vietnamese nationals who want to return lo Vietnam. A South Vietnamese repatriation mis- sion will arrive in Phnom Penh shortly, the announcement said. Western diplomats in Vienti- ane, the Laolian capital, said Ihe'North Vietnamese air force would fly Sihanouk to northeast Cambodia within a week lo head a provisional government in Cambodian territory controlled by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese. The Viet Cong Radio said the deposed Cambodian chief of slate met on the Vielnamese- Laolian-Chinese border with North Vietnamese Premier Pham Van Hong; Prince Sou- Afiack in Vietnam Kills Abilene Gi Pfc. Douglas McCorkle, ID, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas McCorklc o( 810 Pertk was killed Saturday in Vietnam when his base camp came under attack by hostile forces. Funeral services arc pending wilh Kinncy Funeral Home in Stamford. phanouvong, leader of Ihe Com- munisl Palliet Lao movement in Laos, and Nguyen Him Tho, head of Ihe Nalional Liberation Front, political arm of Ihe Viet Cong. The broadcast said Uie meet- ing "strongly condemned Ihe U.S. imperialists invading Cam- bodia and the Lon Nol-Sirik Ma- lak clique, which is giving Cam- bodia to Ihe United States and massacring Kilmers, Viet- namese and Chinese." The four leaders appealed to all Indochinese people "lo in- crease their unity and push ahead with the struggle against Ihc common enemy, which is Ihe U.S. imperialisis and Iheir henchmen" in Saigon, Phnom Penh and Vientiane. 2nd Zebra At Zoo Dies The Abilene Zoo suffered another loss of a zebra Sunday when Ihe lone remaining zebra plummeted into a fence and broke her neck. The zebra was one of two which arrived here the first week in April. The other one panicked at the sight of a donkey April 15 and plunged into a fence, breaking ils neck and dying. Both of the new exhibits were females in foal. Zoo Director Dan Watson said the remaining zebra must have panicked between noon and p.m. Sunday. The death was reporled by zoo visitors, but no one reported seeing what caused it to panic or seeing it actually die The zebra is a nervous, easily excitable animal, Watson said. It uses its panicking nature as an escape mechanism in its native habitat, Watson said, but it becomes a very dangerous habit in the closed confines of a zoo. Walson said anything could have cahsed it to a violent storm somewhere, an airplane, a gas balloon, for instance. The zebra slammed into the gale on a chain-link fence, breaking the lock and pushing her botly about a third of way through the fence, "It's amazing how much speed they can gel up in such a short ho said. The zebras cost each. Cost of insurance was prohibilive, Watson said. This is the third zebra which, has broken ils neck and died in. Abilene. One died that way before Watson came here. The remaining one, a male, was traded off because a male doesn't do well without a mate. He said all zoos which try to keep zebras sooner or later have losses because of the tendency to panic. One even panickd and tried to go through a concrete wall al the San Antonio Zoo. ;