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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORlip; EXACTLY AS IT J4TH YEAR, 'NO. 50 .PHONE 6734271. ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY AUGUST ..6, 24 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Prico 15 Cents Associated Drouth-Cooler Catclaw Creek at Portland and Russell Streets was on the rise Monday afternoon as rains drench- ed much of the Big Country. Catclaw was back down Thursday morning as lighter rains continu- ed, hut Elm Creek was very high as it.carried great quantities of. needed water from the south to Lake Fort Phantom Hill. (Staff, Photo by Don Blakley) Weatherman Predicts More Cool Rainy Skys 'Priest Athenians and Big Country residents arelbeginning to say the rainy 'weather is top good to, be: true they may keep saying that; through Tuesday, -night, -according- to (he 'National Weather Service. i's; that .the cool and rainy weather is scheduled lo.conlinue, possibly noon Wednesday, weather" forecaster Charles Miller, said. "The front that moved throughihere of days ago isVnow oiit-in the Miller said.- "The cold air be- hind it brought .sonic overrid- ing moisture that is triggering- the and thunder-' storm's..1.1.': He.said'the'rain periods are I "stop-and-starl" sort of the moisture .mov- ing east, stopping occasionally to -drop'rainfall.' Miller said will continue moving east today and clearing to begin -Wednesday. Meanwhile, the .probability of precipitation for Tuesday is 40 percent, 30 per cent Tues- day night. No flooding has yet been re- ported. The -heaviest rains of the past two days have been re- ported south and east of Abi- lene. An unconfirmed inch- es or more fell at Buffalo Gap and View, four miles away. Moving westward, rancher- Tarn 'Stewman said late Mon- day .thaUthe, rains.more .than Potomac Becomes Nixon's Refuge WASHINGTON (A P) President Nixon and his fami- ly went for a cruise on the Potomac River about an hour after Nixon made his latest Watergate disclosure. Deputy Press Secretary Ger- ald L. Wan-en said the Presi- dent, the First Lady, daugh- ters Tricia Cox and Julie Ei- senhower and son-in-law Dav- id .Eisenhower boarded the yacht Sequoia at. around p.m. EDT, about an hour ear- lier than dinner cruises usual- ly begin. .Nixon had earlier disclosed that days after the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in he had discussed ways of limiting public exposure of the involve- ment in the break-in of per- sons connected with his re- election campaign. WHERE IT RAINED settled the dust in the parched cattle country around Mary- ncai. An unofficial inches drenched the Nolan' :Counly community beginning about Stewman said. Those totals-were matched by northwtst of Abilene' witfi ing six inches.and Roby pull- ing a six to seven-inch rain. The lightest rainfall: areas have been to the-north of Abi- lene in Stamford, Knox City and other communities. So far as local residents are concerned, the rains have been a bonus-on lop of a week-long period' of goijd wet ..weather. Rains pushed" all three local levels up, Water; Superintend- ent Bill.Weems'said-late Mon- a 2.5: foot rise at Lake Abilene and a one foot rise in. Lake Kirby! Lake Fort Phantom received .1 foot more water. Soviets Launch Another Cosmos MOSCOW- Sovi- et Union today launched Cos- mos 670, the latest in the..top-, see'rel series of unmanned space probes. Tass said Cosmos 670 was circling tlie earth every 89.14 minutes with a high point of 192 miles and a low point of miles. 'Nol'airfhe-lb-'day holdout'was grim for. the hostages, at the state prisori.'-They had a-willy priest'among them. V Father Joseph' O'Bnen.'who was wounded 'the -hpld- out ended, said "Monday from that. 2-Day Tues. Total ABILENE Municipal-Airport .07 1.46 Total for Year 10.57 Normal'for Year 2W1 Butternut 1.80 1.80 3936 State .10 1.30 1026 Cedar 1.60 DyessAFB .01 2.49 BA1RD 1.75 2.15 BALL1NGER .15 .81 BRECKENRIDGE 1.13 1.13 CLYDE .60 2.00 COLORADO CITY EASTLAND IIAMLIN HASKELL HAWLEY KNOX CITY LAWN MEHKEL RANGER P.OTAN RULE SNYDER SWEETWATER WINTERS .09 .45 1.14 2.22 .96 1.54 TR .50 .23 2.45 TR .30 .04 3.76 X3.60 4.00 .50 1.00 .10 3.70 .30 .80 1.90 1.90 .90 -1.40 .25 3.00 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional WrathtT Service Map. Pg. ZA) ABILENE AND VICINITY (lO-mlle radius) Mostly cloudy wllh a chance of showers and thurxierihowers and lonhht. Partly dcydy Wednesday and continued mild. Soulhtrly 5- 10 mob. High foday low 80s, [crw tonight rrHd-Ws, high Wednesday upper 805. Probability of prcclpllallon 40 per cent tcxJav and 30 per cent tonight. High and Tew for 14 hours ending 9 a.m.: 73 and 47. High and same dale last yeor: 94 and 69. Sunrise locfay surtsel Tonight: Sunrise tomorrow: once asked" what he wanted! forsuppeiv O'Brien said "barbecued ribs." The priest -was sitting -over one of, Carrasco's nome-maile bombs at the; time: However, the-Hbuston police Department .says the. "bombs which, Carrasco ysed to threat- en ;his hostages ?-wereV 'hoax devices." .The