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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT ORWITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 315 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1974____SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Ic Slate Sale. ite Drug Abuse Problem' By JIM CONLKY Repwtw-News Staff Writer Almost 12 per cent of all students in-grades 7 through' 12 who were surveyed here last fall said lliey had smoked marijuana within six months of the survey. More than one of every five ninth grade students surveyed claimed that they had used alcohol-reported to be the most abused drug in the United States although 'it is legal-within seven days of the jn a Regional Poly Drug Program who surveyed almost per cent cf all 7th through 12th graders in Abilene schools last fall have revealed those, findings and many others which they said indicated "there is a definite drug abuse problem here." ALTHOUGH Til E V admit Abilene students' drug use may not -be as heavy as students' tested eslewhere, such as in Houston, they did five per cent of the stu: dents saying, "I have used drugs and am still using them." Another six per cent said they had "used drugs and might use them again." A third group of about five per cent had not used drugs "but might try while the great majority of around 85 per cent of those tested said they either "had used drugs slid would not use them again or had not used drugs and were not going to use alcohol, as wait as cigarettes, are often not thought of by the public as "drugs" in the sense of illegal material such as marijuana or heroin, the researchers emphasized that alcohol and cigarettes can be abused to the point of being health' hazards and must.be included in any study of drug use and abuse." They noted, loo, that because alcohol-related questions were asked in the manner: "How many times you used alcohol in (a certain Your Goorf Health TVTob............... 1-UE Women's News ready to dynamite a channel through the accumulated mud and rocks'in order la undam the Manttiro River. The spot of the disaster is 350 miles southeast o[ Lima, and some 90 miles south cf Huancayo, capital of Ihc Prov- ince of Jutiin. A police spokesman in Huancayo reported that one landslide completely covered a highway maintenance camp called Cuajolo and lhat 21 per- sons have been listed as miss- ing and "presumably dead." Finger-licking7 good 19-month-oM Alex Quibell, son of Ellie Quibell ol 842 Milford, found out that fish can be finger licking good too at the second annual Key City Kivvanis Club Fish Fry Saturday in the Taylor County Coliseum. About persons attended the fisli feast. Eat Turbot' At Kiwanis Fish Fry By JOHN7 CANDY Reporter-News Slaff In all probability, few of HID approximately persons who attended the second an- nual Key City Kiwanis Club Fish Fry Saturday in the Tay- lor County Coliseum knew ex- actly what kind of fish they were eating. However, it didn't seem to make much difference as they consumed hundreds of pounds of fish, frcnch fries, cole slaw, bread and soft drinks. Jerry Anderson, general chairman of the fish fry, said the fish was a Nor- wegian flatfish that is "alt white filet.'1 PROCEEDS .from the nli- you-could-eal supper, which lasted from 4 to 9 p.m., will 100 Feared Dead in Soviet Air Crash at Leningrad MOSCOW (AP) A Soviet airliner crashed in a ball of flame two minutes after tak- ing off from the Leningrad airport Saturday night, West- ern travelers reported. They said an airline employe told them 100 persons were feared dead. Initial reports did not say whether any foreigners were aboard the hyushin 18 four-en- gine turboprop. It was on a domestic flight to Krasnodar in southern Russia. In keeping with Soviet poli- cy, the crash was not reported by Soviet officials. The Rus- sians rarely reveal aviation disasters, especially those not involving foreigners. The llyusbin 18 was intro- duced in 19M) and can carry up to 122 passengers. Initial reports did not say if any Americans or other for- eigners were on the plane. The travelers, who declined to be identified, said they saw the plane burning in a ficlil about two miles from the end of the runway. "It was like a huge ball of one said. "We saw a stream of ambu- lances heading out from the city. When we got lo Ihe air- port, a ground hostess told us it was believed over 100 peo- ple were dead." There was no immediate comment from Soviet offi- cials. Air disasters in Ihe Sovi- el Union are rarely revealed, usnsally only when they in- volve foreigners. gn lo the Key City Kiwanis Club's community projects. Sixty per cent will BO to the West Texas Rebabililalion for its work with aged. The remainder will go lo the Abilere Boys Club und to pro- vide needed equipment in spe- cial education in the public school syslera. Anderson said things went fairly smoothly most of t'.ie time during the fish fry, al- though for a while a blown fuse caused some delays in getting seconds. Most of the persons seated were fairly palient in wailing for the seconds while holding their hands in Ihe air. It was Hie 4r> Key City Kiwanians serving Md cooking the fond who kept yelling "More fish, more fish." Planning for the fish fry be- about two months ago, Anderson said, and the cfub members decided to buy the equipment used in cooking Ihe food. SOLICITATION' for food contributions also started two months ago, and 31 area res- taurants, food stores and mer- chants donated everything from french fries to garbage cans. tast year, the club expend- ed for worthwhile' pro- jects in the West Texas area, and one of the major fund- raising efforts was the fish fry. Anderson said the fish fry will definitely remain an an- nual event and the money will conlinuc to go to the club's worthwhile community effort. ;