Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas
OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE'SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY'AS MTH YEAR, NO. 56 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, MONDAY IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents 'AssocuUed Prcu (JP) ByELUERUCKEB Real Veal Siupply Very Limited Here Q. I've tried to buy and Iamb in Austin, Dallas and Abilene and can't' find it at local grocery stores "except for one in Dallas. Is there any future in sight for veal and Iamb lovers? A. If .you want true veal be prepared to pay for it. The district manager grocery chain defmes veal as unborn calf from djuryTer'ds in'Wisconsin. Sup- ply is very'limited and what is available costs .Jwice as much as regular beef. It's soSTprimarily in Jewish areas since it's used in ceremonial cooking. Rlilk-fed veal from calves up to six months old is also in short supply and expensive. Ask the butcher to find leg of lamb.or lamb chops. If you don't see it in the meat counter, he can probably order it. Texans aren't big lamb eaters apparently. It's grown in West Texas and for awhile was mandatory that if be sold in West Texas. But stores in San Angelo and Abilene proved to be the slowest lamb movers of all. Check grocery stores. near Dyess AFB. Since people from'all over the coun- try shop there and are'more accustomed to lamb.'these stores may be more apt to carry it. Q. I read a lot of religions books, was wondering whether there was a hospi- tal or some organization that would like to have short books read on (ape lo play for blind or elderly people or whomever would like to hear a good book. A. We feel sure somebody will take you up on that generous offer. Jerry Lewis of Hie Stale Commission for the Blind thinks lie knows of a lonely lady who would enjoy your company or your tapes. Also contact Laurie Dudley, at Abilene City Li- brary. She works with people in nursing- homes, providing them .with records and large .print books.- What's the longest recorded miles for a bike, taken by a hike speedome- ter? .._. A. You got us. We can't find any statis- tics. of a local bike shop, gave us Instance" though. A boy from California was Uirough here about a monlh ago. He start- ed.his trip in California, came to Abilene, then Ft. Polk, La, to Chicago Nova Scotia. You figure the mileage. Hitler has seen several speedometers in town with over miles on them. Can you top Who wrote "Night on Bald Moun- It's an old, old composition probably JM years old and I Uiink the Russians wrote' It. A. One Russian wrote it Modesle Moussorgsky (note to there are three ways to spell-his'Ti'ame and this is one of He was born in Karevo Pskov in 183D, says mjisic '.'authority Ed Allcorn, and died in St.. Petersburg in 1881. Moussorgsky was a member ol "The a group of Russian nationalist composers which also included Balakiref, Cui, Borodin and Himsky-Kor- sakof. Q. My parents' bouse was built on a cement, slab with sand under It. The house is starting to crack on the In- side, doors won't shut right and.they nave a space of about an incli be- tween (he the baseboard and the floors. Apparendy the sand is shifting. What can (hey do? A. According to builder I.S. Gathright it's probably caused by one of three things. Maybe there's water under the house from improper yard drainage or water pipe leak. Water'is most destruc- tive, can cause the house to settle and the sand to move out from under. Carpet can be pulled up, round holes bored into Ihe floor and liquid cement forced under the slab. We've had a bad dry spell.- Gathright has experienced a lot of bricks cracking and shrinking from lack of moisture. Too, it might be Ihe concrete is crack- ing because it was not thick enough or there was not enough reinforcing steel in the concrete to begin with. Have a building contractor look at the house, or a licensed house appraiser lo determine exactly what the problem is. Address questions Action Line, Box M, Abilene, Texas 796W. Names will not useS'but questions must he signed and 'addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers if possible. THE-'NEW 'MR. Gerald Ford to speak to Congress, nation-. Ford to Outline Goals WASHINGTON (A P) Pausing briefly in his ever- broadening search for a vice presidential Presi- dent Ford outlines for Con- gress and the -nation '.tonight'" his new administration's goals and an agenda, for reaching them.- .j" The nationally broadcast and televised 9 p.m. EDT.ap- pearance-before a joint ses- sion of Congress is Ford's first major address since his brief speech upon assuming the presidency from, Richard SI. Nixon on Friday. In it, aides said' Ford plans to set "the spirit" and tone of his administration" and ap- peal for national anity and support in tackling such major problems .as inflation. They said Ford won't dis- close the name of his choice for vice president, in the ad- NEWS INDEX Amusements OC Business Mirror.........-. 5A Bridge.......... 4B Clossified 5-9C Comics................ 68 Editorials 6A Horoscope.............. 73 Hospital Patients..........8B Obituaries 2A Sports................ MC To Your Good Health......4A TV Log.................3A TV Scout 3A Women's News 38 .he. search .for his-suc- cessor Vvo'n't-be complete Until -late-in. theTSyeek, one'aide With, a whirlsvirid series of 11 .White: House meetings on Sunday, Ford; accelerated his consultations with congres- sional arid political friends, who said women and Demo- crals are among those being considered for the No. ;2 post. the meetings. Ford told a newsman "I'm not "nil-' ing out-ahything or anybody." .Other .sources said it j was highly that he would stray from a list; of-'about a dozen GO? leaders in making his selection. Republican national chair-, man George Bush emerged from, Sunday's, meetings with (he backing olf an frflunlial conservative, Sen. Barry Gold- water, R-Ariz. "He's Mr. Clean and ..that's what the country Goldwater said of Bush, a for- mer Texas congressman and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Goldwaler, one of the 11 friends and advisers Ford met with in the separate meetings, also ranks high on the list.of possibilities. He said he wasn't seeking Ihe job I'd accept it." Bush's name also was men- tioned by House GOP Whip Leslie C. Arends of Illinois af- ter his mceling with And it was among- by Senate Kepublican- Leader. Hugh'Scott.' y.. said, his first; -choice ..still is-''foriiier ;New.'" York Gov. Nelson .ler.'-'He contended that the.Te-." ported -'opposition -to: Rockefel- ler .among, partyj conservatives .is "grossly In Chicago, Rockefeller said whether he would ''accept the vice presidency if it is'offered. to him'is an "iffy He refused to comment on his chances for selection, telling reporters, "The President has to make his own decision out any sures of any kind." Melvin R. 'Laird, fprnier congressman and'. crelary, with :Fprd: but wasn't available ment-afterward. House, GOP Leader John' 1. Rhodes'of Arizona eslimale'd. lhal Ford has a tentative list of 10 orao names-he is consid- ering, and Rep. Barber: B. Conable Jr. of New York said he Ihought there were about 15. One indication of. the direc- tion of Ihe'new administration was furnished bv Interior Sec- retary Rogers C. B. llorton. t new em- adniin- istfationi re- but riot-alter intent. I the polili-1 fjal' a'dYlscrsjiiFordJsohfen'ed ;-'for a' Ijalf-hquriwith1. Secretary of Stale A spokesman Kissinger up lo ..dalc..pn Union pledged.'ibjcpntinue its policy seek' o fSpvicl-Ams'rican .relations. And- official Middle East'. iS'pVvs Agency re- porterl'thatF.orcl's new admin- istration'-has-'renewcd the invi- tation Egyptian President vAhwar Sadat to visit the Unit- ed States before the end of the year: inyilalion was cx- tended nyNixon during his re- cent Middle East lour. The'. Pi'csident began his by worshipping at -the Episcopal church near his suburbap home: .Krioeling-in a back'row pew wflh' his. wife Belly and 17- Susan, Ford heard a Special prayer for the success of his presidency. Storm Provides Only .09 in Rainfall By DEBBIE EPI'LKR Reporter-News .Staff Writer A line of thunderstorms moving Uirough Abilene lale Sunday night on Hie heels of Saturday night's heavy rains contributed only .03 inch of moisture lo recent rain totals. The line of storms, dc- scribed-by a National-Weather Service spokesman as "light moved southwesterly through the Key City about 11 p.m. Sunday at about 15 miles an hour. Winds were 8 lo 18 miles per hour on the average, with Ihe strong- cst gust recorded at 38 mpli. SKIES SHOULD be partly Monday, giving Abile- nians a 20 per cent chance to see more rain Monday and Monday night.' Little change in temperature is .with the high predicted. near 90 and Monday night's low around 70. Tuesday's nigh should 'be id the lower 90s. Elm Creek, .which topped its liahks south' :of Abilene late Saturday, caused .some flood- ing Sunday evening' north the city-near the Shirley Road Exit of 1-20. Kay; piney, man- ager of the KOA Kampground Trio Robs Passengers CAMAR'ILLO, caiir. Authorities- said- today that three armed men boarded a Greyhound bus and raped a pregnant teen-age girl, pistol whipped a man and robbed all 34 passengers before making a getaway. A Venlura County sheriff's spokesman said the girl, -who was not identified was six monlhs pregnant. The spokes- man said she was raped in the restroom aboard the bus, but was otherwise unharmed and continued the trip.- The trio boarded the San Francisco-bound bus at North Hollywood and pulled out handguns and a sawed-off rifle about 30 minulcs later. As one of the robbers kept a pistol on Ihe driver and another stood at Ihe rear, the third walked down (he aisle demanding money and valuables from Ihe passengers, police said. Glenn B. Coons, 56, of Santa Barbara, was hit with a gun after he lold the robbers he wasn't .carrying any money, deputies said. "ft was a said Mats Grape, 24, a sludenl vis- iling here from Sweden. "I was frightened. The' blacks were so full of hale and so nervous, it made me fright- ened." The gunmen, all identified as Negro males in their early 20s, gol about in cash, travelers checks and jewelry, then ordered the bus driver to slop near a freeway exit where they got into a wailing car, police said. near there, reported some campers had been lurniid lo flooding in the low areas off Elm Creek. Saturday niglH's slonn.was a "good moderate to heavy a weather spokesman said, moving very slowly while producing good rain and winds up to 37 niph in gusts. OTHER EFFECTS of Satur- clay night's storm, which brought an official .75-inch of ruin U> Ihe city, included dam- age from a lightning bolt which struck the Buetord Knight home at 501 Palm at 8 p.m. Firemen patched 'a hole in the. ceiling at the residence, but no fire was reported. Local lakes have benefited from recent rains. Lake Fort Phantom Hill gained 200 mil- lion gallons over the weekend, leaving it 15 feet below the spillway. Full 'capacity is 24.22 billion gallons.. Lake Kirby, still 10 feet be- low million.'gallons, or -1.9 feet, over the Capacity is gallons. Late Abilene gained 1.5 or 150 million gallons over Hie weekend, leaving, it only 6.5 feet below spillway level. The lake, has -a capacity of '3.19 bill ion'gallons.-. direct or 'Bill Wee'iris said the lakes have gained "quite a bit of water'1 in the past two weeks'. The net lolal.for.Abilene's three lakes is. billion gallons, half of which Weems.isaid would lost (o evaporation. Kirby gained 580 million gal; Ions in (he past two weeks, he said. Lake Abilene gained million gallons, while Phan- tom gained 750 million gal- Jons. Weems called the total gain "n good month's supply in tha but added that "we're'going to go ahead and use .Hubbard as a precaution. Where If Rained ABILENE Municipal Airport .09 Total for Year 11.50 Normal for Year 15.30 901 Piedmont 1.20 2nd Treadaway 1.20 NE TrealmentPlant .35 TJycss AFB .13 LakcAbilene 2.34 Lake Kirby .76 BAFJJNGER .01. BLACKWELL AQ CLYDE TR. COLORADO CITY .45 HAMUN .03 JIEIiKEL .30 ROT AN .35 RULE .50 SNYDER .73 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMENCE Noltonol Wtflttrtr Service Mop, PI. IB} ABILENE AMD VICINITY (10-mile rodiujj Partly cloudy a slight choncc of ihunderahowers today. "C'cur lo pprily tonight. ond Tuc--doy- Conlifiutcf wlfh southerly windi I tn IB mph. High be near W wllh lonlgM'j low around 70. Tueiday'i hwn be lower -flH. ti rain Is 90 per c-7.il, Fffgh ond low for 74 hours ending 9 BT ond 44. High ond wme saw the youth early Sunday morning, but decided to "let him sleep." He said, "I came back about 7 p.m. and I realized hadn't moved." The rangers said, about SO persons had been in the area where Ihe youlh was found. Officers said Dlller's motorcy- cle was nearby. By BIU, HERRIDGE Reporter-News Staff A feed lot owner was once asked what the aroma rising from his property srnelled like, and the man replied, "Smells like money." That's what gutters and in- tersections looked like to a rain-thirsty Abilene Monday morning filled with "mon- ey." The past week's rains were overshadowed by dcvcl- opmenls in Washington, but' Monday morning gave them a chance to reflect on the need- ed moisture. Drivers without air condi- tioning, drove lo work wilh their windows up or risked'the.'chance of an at in- lerscctions as other drivers, late for work, -splashed with a mois- tening 'green or, cars'.were cleaner, and the air was "soipchow fresher follow- ing Sunday night's sliowers. Area creeks.'swollen to their banks Sunday'night wilh the abundant moistures, were re- turning :lo meandering selves Monday iriornlng. Thft rain might have slowed Abilene down'.a litlle, but no one really minded. high school and junior high bands delayed early-morning march- ing practice unlil near noon, because practice fields were too muddy. But any bandsman worth his salt (ell you that a soggy practice field is no place lo be at a.m. on a Monday. At least three Abilene youths decided lo take advan- lagc of Ihe extra moislure in Elm Creek Monday morning to take a leisurely canoe trip down Ihe muddy creek. MARK AND SCOTT Alton, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Allon, 4024 N. 10th, Joined wilh Mark Ilollon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ilollon, .1832 N. 9lh, In drag Ihcir metal canoe to Ihe banks of the mighty Elm Slonday morning. After transporting their wor- Ihy craft on a small wagon lo the N. Hth overpass crossing the Elm, the lads heaved their boat inlo the swirling, muddy water with, a resounding splash. Mark and his brolher Scott, 12, were last seen paddling against the cur- rent while Ihclr ten-year-old companion ran along, .the bank, wagon In hand, search- ing for a safe boarding Skies cleared Monday rno'rn1 ing over the Dig Country, and, political feelings dampened by the laic-night showers, Ihlngs in Abilene got back to normal.