Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 29, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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94TH YEAR, NO. 192 PHONE 673-4271ABILENE TEXASr79604. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1974—SEVENTY-TWO PAGES IN EIGHT SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Assotdated Press CP;
The long, spidery shadow of an old wagon wheel slips across the snow as the winter sun casts it irom a low, southerly position in the sky. The scene was photographed near Monroe. Wis. (AP Wirephoto!
WHERE IT RAINED
Big Country May Get Instant Replay of Christmas VVeather
Total for Year
Normal for Year
By JOE DACY II
Reporter News Staff. Writer
Forecasters at the National Weather Service said Saturday that Abilene is in for another winter storm similar to the one that hit Christmas Day.
A NEW Pacific cold front may come through the Big c ountry Sunday night or Monday, weatherman D W. Eek said, adding that it is similar in many respects to Wednesday’s storm.
He declined to speculate whether icy conditions will aiwain be prevalent but said that rain, sleet, freezing rain
or even snow could result from the system.
Eek said exact tuning for the frontal system was difficult to determine, but he added, “I think we’ll get something out of it.”
A VARIATION of only a few degrees in the temperature will determine what kind of precipitation falls on the area. he said.
One other factor will be the speed of the front. If it is a slow one. like the one on Christmas Day. more precipi-See COLD. Col. I back page this sect ion
Go VV est,Young Man . . . But Don't Forget the Kids
When Mr. and Mrs. Dedrick Ray of Middleburg, Fla., left Abilene Saturday, they left two bewildered girls standing in a service station driveway.
Their daughters. Rena, 12. and Suzanne. 13, had been riding in the camper part of their parents’ pickup truck and went into Jim Chittum’s Shell Service Station on Interstate 20 while Ray was in the station restroom and Mrs. Ray was asleep in the pickup cab.
The girls didn’t see him hurry out. get into the pickup and drive away.
The Florida family was separated about noon Saturday. Mrs. Ray discovered the girls were missing at a 2 p.m. stop in Colorado City.
Ray called \bilene police and was told there already was an alert out for him and that his daughters were just where he was hoping they were.
They arrived back at the Interstate 20 and Farm Road OOO station at 3:15
p.m. to resume their trip to Riverside, Calif.
■We stopped and got out and looked in the back to check on them and they weren't there.” Mrs Ray sa a1 of her surprise iii Colorado City.
She said the Texas Department of Public Safety was looking for ber and her husband and that one officer saw them returning anil indicated he was glad to see them heading in the right direction.
Ford Wants 'Hard, Tough Policy to Help Economy
By FRANK CORMIER
Associated Press Writer
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - After meeting with key advisers. President Fold was described Saturday as aiming at “fundamental changes in the way the economy is managed as a means of avoiding an ever-deepening recession.
Press Secretary Ron Nessen told reporter* the conferees reached a consensus that the troubled economy has entered a “watershed period” and that ways of propping it up might well go beyond measures employed in the past.
The press secretary said Ford swore his advisers to se crecy after deciding in general terms the directions he wants to take.
Nessen reiterated that fresh administration programs to deal with inter-related economic and energy problems would be announced iii next month s State of the Union message.
The spokesman said Fold foreswore “gimmicks” that might give the appearance of promising a quick cure for economic ills.
The impact of some measures F»»d has in mind. Nessen
•vial, may not In* fully felt foi three or four more years.
But he said the President arid his advisers were unanimous in believing that an ei o-nonnc upturn will tie under was bv mid-975.
Nessen acknowledged that a number of the lteniv ii Ford s 31-point October i "gram for the economy will be abandoned because they “no longer
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Heart Attack Claims Life Of County Medical Officer
Laiest Goodlellows donations:
Mrs. C B. Oates 10.00
Previously Acknowledged 19,180.31
Total to Date 11.111.31
Own Tunes Pay Off For Jubal
Jubal, a music group organized in Abilene, is finding that it pays to write their own music. Pg. IB.
Dr. Arthur G. Arrant. 52. of KINI Sayles. the Taylor County Medical Officer, died of an apparent heart attack at approximately 4 a m. Saturday in Ruidoso. N.M.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at University Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Austin and the Rev. John DeFoore officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of Elmwood Funeral Chapel, 1443 N. 2nd.
Dr. Arrant and his wife had been vacationing in Ruidoso since last Thursday.
A PHYSICIAN in Abilene since 1951, Dr. Arrant had worked with the Abilene-Tay-lor County Health unit in some capacity since i960 when he was appointed temporary director by the City Commission.
Born on June 2, 1922, in Portales, NM. he graduated from Abilene High School in 1939 and Hardin-Simmons University in 1943. He married Uarlene Parker of Sweetwater on Dec. 5, 1943, in Abilene.
Dr. Arrant served as a lieutenant (jg) in the USMR from 1943 to 1946 and was a deck officer while in the European Theater of Operations during World War IL
HE ENTERED Buy lur Modi cal School in 1946 and re ceived his doctor of medicine degree in 1950.
Before coming to Abilene. he served an internship at Maumee Valley Hospital at Toledo, Ohio, and a residency at Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital in San Antonio.
Dr. Arrant was chairman of the polio vaccine trial held here in 1954 and was a former president of the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society. He also served as one of the team doctors for Jefferson Junior High and Cooper High School football squads.
A member of the Downtown Rotary Club, he was a deacon ai the University Baptist Church.
HIS OFFICE was at K68 Hickory, where he maintained a general medical practice.
DR. A RTH I K G, ARRANT . . . funeral Monday
Dr. Arrant was the son of the late Hiram Reddick Arrant, a professor of chemistry' at Hardin-Simmons University for 40 years.
Survivors are his wife of the home; three daughters, Mrs,
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Temporary Air Service May Put Abilenians in 'High Gear'
Abilene Event* Calender
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Settine the Scene
This Weak In West Taxes
To Tout Good Health
JOE DACY II Reporter-News Staff Writer
Abilenians may again be able to fly to Dallas if a temporary commuter service gets off the ground Wednesday.
AI a r v l n Brown assistant manager of Abilene Municipal Airport, said Saturday night that the Dallas-based Apollo Airlines plans to make five trips daily from Abilene to Dallas and back as long as Texas Int em at ilia I Airlines is grounded by a strike.
Brown said no end is in sight for the strike, which was liegun by the Air Line Employes Assn. Dec. I He also
said that a nine-seat, twin-en* gine Beech craft will run “just until the strike is over.”
pilots and mechanics will run the commuter service beginning with a 7:15 a.m. flight from Dallas to Abilene. The plane will shuttle back and forth every three hours, leaving for Dallas beginning at S:45 a m. Wednesday, he said.
Officials of Apollo Airlines, including Dallas Cowboy Bob Hayes, are scheduled to arrive in Abilene at noon Monday to finalize plans and to hold a press conference, Brown said
At that time, a number to
call for reservations will be announced, he added.
The flight will cost $39 one way and $76 for a round trip. Tickets will be sold at the air-pori by Brown and one reservation agent.
“We definitely will pull out
as soon as the strike is over. What we are trying to do is make a living,’’ Brown explained.
BEC Al SE OF the possibility that the strike could end at any time, the flight will be
Sec AIR, Col. 4 back page this sect ImAbilene, Several Area Counties Gain in Census
Scurry Has Biggest Big Country IncreaseKey City Area Picks Up 5,100 Since 1970
Scurry County showed the largest gain in population of any county in the Big Country during the first three years oi the 1970s.
Scurry's population jumped 114 percent, from an April I, 1970 census figure of 15,760 to an estimated 17.900 on July I. 1973, a report received this week from the Census Bureau in Washington revealed. Snyder is Scurry’s t ounty seat.
Throckmorton County was second with a 10.6 lier cenl increase.
Brown County (Brownwood) • I id the third ’largest gain in ie Big Country figures. 8.6 £ cent on a net estimated Vin of 2,200. Callahan County Sind-Clyde-Cross Plains)
was fourth with 8.1 |>er cent, and Taylor i Abilene i fifth with 4.7
The Census Bureau makes county and metropolitan area estimates as of July I each year, but figures aren’t completed for 16 to 18 months after the date to allow compilation of data on births, deaths and migration.
The bureau estimated 2,300 more persons migrated to Brown County during the 3G years than left the county, but had IOO more deaths than births during the period. Scurry had a net in-migration of 61,890 and also 400 more births than deaths. Throckmorton had the same number of births as deaths but had a net
increase of 300 from migration. Callahan had IOO more deaths than births, but gained 800 by migration, nearly half of it in the past year. Taylor gained 3.300 from births over deaths and 1,319 from migration.
Other Big Country counties which gained from 1970 to 1973. according to Census Bureau estimates, were Nolan 'Sweetwater! 2.4 fief cent: Coke (Robert Lee-Bronte) less than .05; Eastland (Eastland-Ranger-Cisco-Rising Star! 3.76 including 1.000 net increase from migration; Erath <Ste-phenviile-Dublin) 4 1; Howard • Big Spring) 3.7; Knox (Mun-day-Knox City) 4: Mills i(ioldthwaite) 4.2.
Abilene's metropolitan area added 5.100 population in the first three and one quarter years of this decade, the Census Bureau estimated in Washington this week.
The three-county area of Taylor Jones and Callahan counties climbed from the Apnl I, 1970 census of 122,164 to an estimated 127.300 as of July I, 1973. according to figures just released.
Abilene ranked 16th among the 24 metropolitan areas in Texas, and was only 2.400 population behind Wichita Fall® (Wichita-Clay counties). Abilene’s 4.2 per cent increase wa,* surpassed bv 13 of the ,
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metropolitan areas, was the aa me as one (Amarillo), and was greater than nine.
Two of the metropolitan areas showed declines, Sherman Denison and Texarkana. Four had increases of less than I lier cent — Wichita Falls with .K, Odessa and Midland with .7 each, and Beau-mont-Port Arthur-Orange with.1.
Killeen-Temple. which includes Bell and Coryell counties and an expanding Fort Hoi id operation, had the big
gest increase — 19 9 lier cent — making it the 10th largest metropolitan area of the state and only UKK) lx*hind the ninth ranking metropolitan area — Lubbock.
Austin, with a 15.4 per cent gam, was second greatest and M(Allen-Pharr-Edinburg with 14.1 was third Austin includes Travis and Hays counties, while the trio of Valle) cities has a metropolitan area which compromises Hidalgo County
Generally, South Texas areas had larger gains than the rest of the state. Dallas-Fort Worth had only a 2.7 per cent gain, partially because of a small loss in Tarrant Countv
because of an out-mtgration of 26.000. Dallas County had a net out-migration of 32,009. but more than made up for it with
86.900 births compared with 31,700 deaths.
For the Abilene metropolitan area, the Census But eau estimated Taylor County had
5.900 births compared with 2, HOO deaths in the three vears-plus, and had a net increase through migration of 1.300 persons; Callahan had 300 birthN and 400 deaths and a net increase from migration of HOO persons; and Jones had 700 births and HOO deaths and no change from migration.