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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT BOTH YEAR, NO. 172 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS lOc SUNDAY Auociattd Pnu (ff) DOWNTOWN EMPLOYES BRAVE 'WINDIEST SPOT IN TOWN' Mrs. Ken Winters, left, and Mrs. Floyd Lassiter inn Photo br Don Blikiir Tunnel' Walkers Learn to Lean By KIT BAUMAN Reporter-News Staff Writer The street sign at the comer of N. 3rd and Cypress In downtown Abilene hangs at a perpetual tilt. The slightest breeze causes It to rattle until It sounds like the percussion of an" elementary school marching band. It Is easily the windiest corner in town, -and crossing the intersection in any direction ranks somewhere ahead of having a flat tire at a drive-In movie and slightly behind dandruff and bad breath. For years the wind has caught many a hat, stung many an eye, re-arranged many a hairdo, and, to the delight of a few, flipped many a skirt. It is no place to stand while trying to light a cigarette or read a newspaper. It has also taken Its loll In broken windows, mainly at the expense of the Mims Building, located on the southeast comer of the Intersection. No actual tally was available, but it would be safe to say that 'several' windows on the north side of the building have been broken In the years since glass took the place of a board and tarpaper wall. Roy Watkins has operated a barter shop In the Mims Build- ing since 1938 and he can only say that broken shards of glass have covered the street on more than a.few occasions. Henry Salyers, who has worked in the shop for four years, remembers at least two different occasions in that span o( time when the wind has broken windows on that corner. Other shopowncrs on the windy comer are worried that they are not immune to the curse that so far has struck only the Mims building. "We've never lost a window, but we worry a said Marilyn Chittum, who has worked in the O'Keiley Office Supply on the southwest corner of the Intersection for seven years. "Sometimes the wind blows so she said, "you can see the glass bending." Directly across the street at-' the Abilene Towers, Mrs. Theda Elrod admitted that the apartment house had managed to lose a few screens In the past, but the windows have stood up. Weather Bureau officials are aware of the situation, one of them calling the corner "the windiest spot in town." The cause ol it all, said the spokesman, is that the tall buildings on all four corners create a funnel. The situation exists only at N. 3rd and Cypress, resulting in a winler-in- Chicago atmosphere. There appears to be only one answer to the problem: Like crabgrass, we'll just have to learn to love it. Meanwhile, the weather forecast for Tuesday says "winds at 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusting...." Wear your chin straps, friends... Former Goodfellow Recipient Sends Token of Appreciation Nixon speaking out Goodfellows received S282 more in Wednesday morning's mail to bring the total received to date to J2.509 towards a goal of A total of was received Tuesday afternoon. Among the conlributors was a contribulion from a former recipient who wanted to send a token of appreciation this year. However, letters from the needy continue to arrive with many asking for clothes for the children. CONTRIBUTIONS TO Ihe Goodfellow drive will aid families, who, without outside help, might have no gifts and no Christmas for their children. Latest contributors: Anonymous 5.00 Mr. 4 Mrs. W. L. Blakney 5.CO Mr. Mrs. Tom Pearce 25.00 Fidolis Class, First Christian Church 25.00 J. E. Connally 100.00 Anonymous 50.CO Capt. 4 Mrs. James W. Howard SCO Annoymous 25.00 Mr. k Mrs. J. 0. Middlcbrooks 5.00 Mr. MR. J. E. Morton 25.00 Edcssa E. Kuykcndall 2.00 Mr. Mrs. H. Y. Hall Builders Class. St. Paul Methodist Church Mr. and Mrs. Owen Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Austin Hancock Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Colwell In Memory of Mrs. Ethel L. Rowe Opti-Mrs. Club Edith Galbrallh Alary Alice Brown Reuben R. R. Cook Mae Belle McDaniel W. A. Alexander Mrs. Maurlne Miracle Castles Mrs. Ertle Miracle 10.CO 15 25 10 10 10 15 10 10 25 5 10 10 Previously acknowledged Total to date ONE MOTHER writes that she, her husband and six children are In need of shoes, clothes and coats. She said that her husband Is out of work and can't find work. An elderly woman asks for food, clothes and shoes. "I need your writes a IJ-year-oId boy. "There Is five in our family and my mother Ls the NEWS INDEX Amuumenli '3B A Claulfitd........... 9-I3B Comici................SB 12A Hospital Pntitnti........4A ObiluariM............. 2A Sown............I3-I5A To Your Goal Hwlth 1IA TVLftj............... 7B Wantn'i only one working. If you can help me with some clothes and food, I will have a happier Christmas." ANOTHER ABILENE molher of five girls and four boys writos she cannot buy Christmas for the children since they are living on welfare funds. She asks for some toys, school clothes and shoes for the children. "Without your help, they won't have a Happy Merry Christmas." Requests and contributions should be mailed to Goodfellows, Abilene Reporter-News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas 70604. BOSTON Paul Samuelson on the eve of his departure for Sweeden to recicve the Nobel Prize, said President Nixon has been "much too op- timistic and much too inactive" on economic questions. "I believe the President is an astute enough politician to realize what would happen to him in 1972 if we don't do better In the Samuelson said Tuesday night. In an interview prior to an address at Suffolk University, he a late hour for the President to be speaking out on the wage-price front. Nevertheless I think It's high time he did so, and I think he should be even-handed." NATO to Up Defense Fund By FRANK CREPEAU Associated Press Writer BRUSSELS (AP) Ten Eu- ropean members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced plans today to spend about ft billion In European de- fense over the next five yean, In addition to the billion a year they are spending now. The 10 NATO members said their decision was made "on the basis that the United Slates, whose forces In Europe are of critical political and military significance for the common se- curity of the whole NATO area, would for its part maintain those forces at substantially current levels." The defense ministers of the 10 nations, presenting their plan to U.S. Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird, called it a "special and wide-ranging Eu- ropean defense program." State GOP Leader Says He's Quitting By GARTH JONES Associated Press Writer AUSTIN (AP) Stale Repub- lican Executive Director Nor- man Newton said today he is re- signing, probably the latter part of this month. Newton said he would return to his former job in Washington as assistant director of the U.S. Senate Campaign Committee, headed by Sen. John Tower, R- Tex. Newton's successor will be named by the successor to Stale GOP Chairman William Sieger, Tyler, after a Slate GOP Ex- ecutive Committee meeting in January. Sieger will be sworn in Dec. 19 as judge of one of the four newly created courts in Texas. "I've made It plain from the first that I was interested only in going through this one Newton said. "I've enjoyed the job but I think one campaign is enough The senator offered my old job back and I'm going to take 1L" Nevrlon said he would start work immediately In Washington on organization of a "major fund raising dinner" for the Na- tional GOP Party. "Actually the state party is In good he said. "Every- one was disappointed at the de- feat of George Bush and Paul Eggers but the million voles we got makes everyone optimistic toward 1972.. .The Bush cam- paign has no sizeable deficit. There Is some work to be done on the Eggers Campaign Fund and the stale party has some deficit.. .1 think the next stale WEATGER U.S. DEPARTMENT OP COMMERCE National Waaffiar Stnrlco (Wtaititr MIP Fg- ABILENE AND VICINITY (O mlH Fair warm today ind lonlgm, liine warmer on Thursday- Hfch today. upper TO's low tonight, mid Sfl. H'qn on Thursday BO. winds will bt southerly 10 to 15 m.p.h. on Thursday. TEMPERATURES Tunday p.m. Wedimdar i.tn. 73 a n i.cn .............a 71 O 77......... a n JJ U 51 S7......... SO SJ.......... !i Si 57 11 MM SI HI it M Hteh and low (or 24 hourl ending t a.m. 71 and