Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 15, 1970, Abilene, Texas
___ "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" ByronCOTO YEAR, NO. 60 PHOXE 673-4271_ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST 15, 1970—'THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 10c DAILY—20c SUNDAY AttoriaieH Prat UP)
Long-Shot Rain Ends Record Local Dry Spell
The U.S. Weather Bureau gave Abilene and the vicinity a 20 per cent chance for rain Friday and sure enough shortly after 3 p.m. it began to rain in
Gusts of wind up to 46 miles per hour at Abilene Municipal Airport accompanied the rain, but even wind was welcomed after 73 days without moisture.
shingles off homes Friday afternoon at Fort Phantom Hill Lake and heavy rain fell in the area.
The Weather Bureau said the 73 days is a record for days without rain. The old record was 66 days from Nov. 17, 1886 to Jan. 21, 1887.
The southern part of Abilene received the greatest amount of rainfall with 1.43 inches recorded on Regent St. and .60 inches on Butternut in the southeastern section of town.
A quarter of an inch was recorded on Grape St. in the center of Abilene and the Weather Bureau recorded .66 inches.
The Weather Bureau recording brought the total for the year to 13.13 inches, below’ the 15.30 inches which is normal for the year.
Eastland recorded the largest amount of rainfall in the area with 1.03 inches. Snyder reported 1.25 inches that fell about 12:30 a.m. Friday but had only .ll inches Friday afternoon.
Breckenridge recorded only a trace of rain but the area around Breckenridge got somewhat wetter. Wayland, which Is IO miles south of Breckenridge, received .75 inches and the area eight miles south received .70.
Officials said the .75 inches at Wayland was not in the Lake Daniel watershed which is Breckenridge^ water supply.
IT RO VED
Is it dust, sweating?
Nope, It’s the first rain to hit Abilene in a long time, and Tammy Lane, 12, a seventh grader at Mann Junior High School, peers at the first few drops. Tammy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lane, 3190 Sherry Lane, was shoeless, ready for a good soaking. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
Total for Year
Normal for Year
. Tr. .04
CROSS PLAINS .
Ranger Hospital Vote Set
RANGER (RNS) - Eastland
County Commissioners Friday
set Sept. 12 as the date for an election calling for the creation of a Ranger Hospital District.
The election will be held in the recreation building with Don Adams serving as election judge and Mrs. Iris Hummel serving as acting election judge.
Voters will decide on two propositions and will also vote on a referendum choosing seven directors to serve on the hospital district board if it is created. All votes for director will be write-in.
The first proposition will include “voting for or against the creation of the Ranger Hospital District and providing the levy of the tax not to exceed 75 cents on each $100 valuation, upon all taxable property situated within said district.”
The second proposition will decide the issuance of hospital bonds totalling $150,000.
The Friday meeting was called after a petition asking for the election was filed Wednesday with the commissioners court and was checked by county Tax Assessor-Collector Edgar Alton to see that enough valid signatures were Included.
A similar petition withdrawn Monday did not contain the necessary IOO valid signatures. Only 67 of the names wens of Qualified voters.
Head-On Collision Kills Three Women
By ART LAWLER
Reporter-News Staff Writer
Two Abilene women and one San Angelo woman were killed Friday in a two - car, head - on collision about ll miles north of Abilene on State Highway 351 about 3:25 p.m.
Killed were Mrs. J. C. (Leona) AUinand, 1901 Matador, and her sister, Mrs. K. G. (Maudie) Tibbit, 5258 Twilight Trail, and Mrs. Essie McClure, 62, of San Angelo.
According to Department of Public Safety officers at the scene, the auto driven by Mrs. McClure was going north. The auto driven by Mrs. Allmand was driving south, and Mrs. Tibbit was a passenger rn it. The collision was on dry pavement.
Mrs. McClure was pinned
inside the wreckage several minutes before workers could free her from the wreckage. She
See CRASH, Pg. 2-A
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER BUREAU (Wittier Map, Pg. 4-A)
ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mlle radius) — Clear to partly cloudy and hot Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday High both day* near IOO; low Saturday night 75.
Frl. a.m.........................hi p.m.
82 ............. 1:00 95
11 ............... i.00 It
80 ............ 3:00 87
78 ............... 4.00 76
76 ............ 5:00 76
77 ............ 6:00 76
81 .............. 7:00 79
81 8:00 IO
82 ............. 9:00 79
66 ............IO OO ............. 77
89 ............... 11:00 _
92 ....... 12:00 -
High and low for SAhoura anding 9 p.m.. 90 and 74.
High and low aama data teat yetri 104 and 76.
Sunset lait night: 1:29; amrita today; 7:02; suns* tonight; 1:24.
Barometer reeding at 9 pm: ti,OR. J
Humidity at 9 pun.: 69 par cart.
Cisco received .10 inches of rain Friday. Cisco Lake, three miles north of Cisco received .80 inches.
Cross Plains received .34 inches, and Goree reported .15 inches. Albany received .70 inches- Ballinger reported .25; and Brownwood, Munday, Putnam, Ranger and Tuscola received a trace.
Clyde reported .30 inches. Hawley got a half inch, Moran received .20 inches, and Stephenville received .23 inches.
Clouds, thunder and lightning threatened Dublin but no rain fell. However, the temperature did drop from IOO degrees at 5 p.m. to 78 degrees at 8 p.m.
The forecast for the weekend isn’t quite as bright as Friday’s was. No rain is predicted and temperatures should be near IOO Saturday and Sunday.
In other parts of the state a tornado funnel was sighted over Galveston Bay but never touched down or did any damage.
Don Morris, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Morris. 833 Harrison, was really geared up in style Friday when rain ended a long dry spell. He took advantage of the water on Peach Street near the Lincoln Junior High gym. He is the grandson of ACC Chancellor Don Moms. (Staff Photo by Billy Adams)
Nixon Stresses Integration Before Deep South Audience
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -President Nixon emphasized Friday his firm intention to bring about sweeping desegregation in the South this fall but declared he would not be punitive towards the region.
“This is one country, one people and we’re going to act but not in a punitive way,” the chief executive told a now’s conference after meeting several hours with federally sponsored desegregation advisory councils from seven southern states.
Nixon said he received “magnificent cooperation” from the bipartisan, biracial councils of prominent southerners.
He said the administration intends to exercise strong leadership on desegregation “because we believe in order and justice and believe in enforcing the law.”
The President broke no new policy ground in his desegregation comments. But they assumed extra significance by being delivered to an audience in the heart of the Deep South.
Nixon stressed several times that he’s only following the mandate of the Supreme Court and intends to move in cooperation with southern leaders and not treat the region as a “second class citizen.”
The President appealed to the news media to stress what he believes will be the many peaceful examples of desegregation in the South this fall rather than isolated instances of violence and disruption.
“It would be extra helpful if we have cooperation from mem
bers of the press and the member media,” he said. “I know of no time when it. is more important to hear of the successes where men of good will have worked their way.”
Nixon said resistance to desegregation will hurt most “the next generation of southerners. They will pay the price, the price for the failure of leadership,” he said.
At several different times during his remarks to newsmen,
Nixon expressed sympathy and understanding of the problems facing the South in converting from dual to unitary school systems.
He asked members of the local advisory committees to exercise maximum leadership to quell passible disruption and unrest accompanying the dismantling of dual school systems.
The President and his party
See NIXON, Pg. 2-A
'Noise' Upsets Abilene Caller
How fast we forget.
“What’s that noise outsidev’ the alarmed voice on the other end of a Reporter-News telephone asked Friday afternoon.
“Well, ifs thunder,” the confused, then amused, reporter retorted.
“I was just wondering,” the obviously relieved, embarrassed, anonymous voice came back over the hoes.
And then the hurried dick of the receiver.
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SAIGON (AP) — In a move to Vietnamize the war in provinces around Saigon, about 15,000 U.S. troops will be sent home, and remaining combat units wilt play support roles to South Vietnamese forces taking over the American fighting role, official sources said Friday.
The informants >aid at least two full brigades and the equivalent of a third, totaling the manpower of an American combat division, will be withdrawn from the 3rd Military Region, which embraces the ll provinces surrounding the capital.
The remaining American units in that region already are concentrating on destroying enemy stockpiles in the interior areas and on supporting South
Greeted with protest
President Nixon waves from his car in the New Orleans French Quarter as he passes demonstrators waving conflicting banners. (AP Wirephoto)
15,000 Gls to Be Withdrawn From Provinces Near Saigon
will still be on hand to give the South Vietnamese air and logistical support and come to their aid with combat troops, ii needed.
The South Vietnamese army units now in position on both sides of the border had been assigned the job of protecting the region’s 3 5 million people and carrying out operations in War Zone D northeast of Saigon.
The hamlet defense role has since been turned over to the territorial militia, and the Americans have moved Into War Zone D.
Battlefield action dropped off sharply Friday along the coastal strip called the “Street without Joy” in the north where
See (.Is, Pg. 2-A
Hardin Picks Matthews For Committee
Reporter-News Capital Bureau
WASHINGTON—Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardin Friday appointed Abilene rancher and businessman John A. Matthews to serve a two-year term on the 26-member Packers Stockyard and L i v e st o c k Committee.
Senator John Tower made the announcement.
Matthews has been chairman of the Texas Brush Control and Range Improvement Committees and a director of the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association.
In his new position in Washington, he will advise the Agriculture Department on meat marketing.
A member of a pioneer West Texas ranch famity, Matthews was reared on a ranch near Albany. j
Vietnamese troops who have taken over the American job of disrupting infiltration and supply lines of the enemy along the Cambodian border.
The specific units to be withdrawn cannot be named for security reasons until the move is announced by the U.S. Command.
The shift of forces represents both confidence in the increasing security of the region and a shift in tactics for the South Vietnamese.
American field commanders believe that the allied forays into Cambodia earlier this year virtually eliminated the possibility of large-scale enemy offensives around Saigon for several months. This has reduced the need for constant U.S. spoiling operations west and northwest of Saigon along the region’s 231-mile border with Cambodia.
At the same time, the South Vietnamese are free to operate on both sides of the border and thus are in a better position to do the job the Americans were charged with before the incursions began.
LU Gen. Michael S. Davison, commander of American troops in the 3rd Military Region, said his forces are “trying to clean up” Viet Cong and North Vietnamese internal supply caches and are “hassling the remaining enemy” east and northeast of the capital.
The estimated 55,000 Americans designated to stay in the region after the withdrawal thus
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