Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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94TH YEAR, NO. 193 PHONE 673-4271
ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30. 1974 -TWENTY PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS
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Off the lift...... and on with the presentation
President Ford accompanied bv a Secret Service agent makes his way of! the chair lift to the top of Vail Mountain on the ski slopes Sunday. At rijuht. Bob Dorff. president of the Rocky Mountain Professional
Ski Instructors, gives the President a certificate making him an honor ary ski instructor. Story, Pg. 12A. (AP Wirephoto)
B\ THE VSSCX I VI El) PRESS
Moderate eaithquakes shook several points along the American Pacific coast Sunday but caused no serious damage. In Pakistan a seveie earthquake destroyed a remote mountain village.
Pakistani officials said at least 300 persons were killed in the worst earthquake to hit Pakistan in almost 40 years.
Earthquakes reported in the Western Hemispheie included: \ moderate earthquake with an epicenter 30 miles northwest of Anchorage. Alalia, and measuring 4 8 on the Richtel' scale;
—A sharp, moderate earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale at Richmond. (alif., iii ihe San Francisco Bay area.
— \ “vers long, intense’’ earthquake in central Chile.
The Alaskan arid Chilean eailhquakes occurred within four minutes of each other, .shortly after 11:00 a rn. (CST* Sunday. The California quake took place about 7'a hour*
I nofficial reports in Fake stan said the toll of dead and injured could be as high as I,lino The earthquake decimated the village of Patan on Pakistan* Karakoram Highway which runs from the Chinese border almost to the Indus plain in the center of the country.
Army and civilian rescue learns, doctors and relief supplies were flown to the village by helicopter.
There was nu immediate Richter scale measurement of the Pakistani or Chilean earthquakes.
The Richter scale is » means of measuring the magnitude of an earthquake. Each unit increase on the scale indicates a tenfold increase in magnitude of the earthquake. I hits a reading of 7.3 is IO times stronger than one of * 5.
The San Francisco earthquake of 1908 measured * 29
See QI AKE, Cel. I back page this
Storm Takes Short Detour, But It's Still Coming
A wanter storm expected to grip the Big Country' Sunday night didn’t quite make it, and forecasters now expect its arrival Tuesday morning.
A cold front did pass through the Abilene area shortly before I p.m. Sunday, but temperatures stayed abo\e .>0 degrees all day.
Drizzle began at 5:25 p.m. and kept up through much of the night Sunday, but forecasters said the amount yeas not measurable.
Several Big Country towns also received light precipitation, Cisco netting .IO inch and Baird and Ballinger each logging a trace.
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BY KATHARYN DUFF
lins is not to editorialize— irhich is the business of the ditor—but to report. And the eport concerns a flipping larold Barnes of HOI Park ive. recently came across in ome old papers.
Harold, retired in I960 after i 27-year career with Sears ioebuck, is a native Abilem-n. son of the late Dr. and Mrs.
’. L. Barnes. His dad. a den-ist. moved from Abilene to Mainview in 1910 so that Harvel was reared in that High Mains city.
He was working in a lumber •ard at Plainview when the depression c mie along and hp his business out of busings. Ile did this and that until ie got on with the Sears or-janization in 1942 in the Abi-ene store. At retirement he vas manager of the receiving lepartment.
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Harold came across the old Hipping he had saved for more than four decades. It is jndated but the subject times it. Must have appeared around 1931. give or take some months.
Harold thought it interesting reading, in the light of some current events. On the back of Ihe clipping you can make out part of a grocery ad, sugar-10 lbs., 47 cents; grapefruit. 39 cents a dozen...
The front of it is an editorial printed in the Plainview paper and credited to the ’Trinity News, whatever that may be It Is entitled, “A Democrat Prays to President Hoover.”
Here is the prayer:
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O, Mighty Hoover, who are bi Washington, when not fishing on the Rapidan, thy name is panic. Thy will and the will of thy campaign contributors be done in the rest of the country, as it is in Washington. •
Give us this day our daily bread—and a bowl of free
soup for our turnip greens and sweet potatoes are almost gone. Forgive us our debts and if you can’t forgive them, for the love of Mike, help us to get a job so we can pay them. Thou knowest, O Mighty Hoover, that they subjects are dumb, so dumb that we believed your campaign promises. lf we had not, you would not be president. And since you know how dumb we are. have mercy on us for our pockets are empty—also our stomachs.
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Some of us voted for you in the belief that you would continue our great prosperity, and •behold our great prosperity has gone.
We thank thee. Mighty Hoover, for the relief thou hast gi\en the farmers, for thou hast relieved them of all except their old debts and a feyv clothe*. We thank thee for the relief thou hast given the working man, for thou hast relieved him of the necessity for rising early to get en the job. We thank thee that thou hast relieved us of the annoyance of factory whistles and the noise of turning wheels for no wheels are turning—except in the heads of those who voted for thee...
Lead us not into the temptation of higher living lest We be taken to the hospital to \ye cured of the gout like one of thy famous supporters. Yea, though we walk through the valley of hard times and the shadow of starvation, we will fear no evil for thou ail with us. and hath many commissions to w atch over us.
Hear us, O Mighty Hoover.
and answer us!
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The prayer has two or three more paragraphs but they get right critical of the former president. People were in a right critical mood back in the early 30s.
DAV. Eek of th# National Weather Service in Abilene said the storm probably will not enter the Abilene area until 'Tuesday morning.
Although it had been fore casted to hit Sunday night, the upper level low pressure system over southern California expected to trigger it has not moved significantly to-y\ards Texts, Eek said Sunday night.
“it doesn’t look like it will have much effect on us until about Tuesday morning, Eek said, noting that another front may move down from Hie northwest about the same time.
Monday’s forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy Monday night. High Monday is expelled in the low 50s with the low Munday night in the middle 30s
WHERE IT RAINED
SIMMY 2- Day Total
TR 33.17 23.51 TR TR .10 1.10 TR
Two Teens Thaw Out After Being Stranded
HASKELL - Two Haskell teenagers, stranded for two days in snow-covered mountain country in Eagle County, Cole,, were recovering from frostbite Sunday after tieing rescued Saturday.
Los Lane 17, a Haskell High School junior, and Danny Hartsfielci, IS, a Haskell High senior, were rescued by Eagle County sheriffs officers Saturday after taking a wrong turn onto a back country road Thursday during a ski trip.
Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Lane of Haskell, was in satisfactory condition in a Vail, Colo., clinic Sunday with severe frostbite of both feet.
HARTSFIELD, SON of Mr.
and Mrs. Hess Hartsfield of Haskell, was recovering from frostbite of both feet at the home of a Denver physician who found him Saturday.
Eagle County Sheriff Jim Seabry said the two were traveling to Aspen when they made the wrong turn. He said they drove into the country to a point where they could not get out.
He said that when the van In which they were traveling became stuck Thursday, Lane began walking the wrong way up the road, ending up walking in circles in the mountainous country.
Saturday. Hartsfield. who had remained in the van, began walking in the opposite
direction where he wa* picked up by two Denver physicians.
Sheriff s officers searched three hours l>efore locating Lane.
“They left Haskell Wednesday to go skiing and to look at the University of Colorado where Danny was thinking of going.” said Hartsfield’* sister. I anda, Sunday.
Miss Hartsfield, a junior aT West Texas State University spending the holidays with her grandparents in Haskell said the boys were supposed to call home every night.
‘TH KA CALLED Wednes-day night but we didn t h*»ar from them Thursday or Friday. Saturday we were getting
pretty worried and were fixing to call the Aspen police when the doctors called u« and said they found Danny.” she said
She said her brother ca Heil her Saturday night and sounded in good spirits in spite of having his few -a!l bandaged up” arid i#*ing on crutches.
She said her parents, who went to Colorado Saturday, may fie able to (iring HartS-field home Monday.
I .a ne, though, may have to remain in the hospital longer i*eeause he has not regained full circulation in hi* feet, she said
Lane s father flew to Vail Saturday to see him, Mi** Hartsfield said
ABILENE Municipal Airport Total tor Year Normal for Year BAIRD BALLINGER CISCO TUSCOLA
Irish soldier* Hi riot gear assemble outside Porl-laoise prison about 50 miles southeast of Dublin Sunday after inmates identified as IRA members
took over a wing of the prison. The prisoners, who held 15 hostages, later gave up aud were taken back to their cells. tAP Wirephoto)
Police Quell Uprising by IRA Inmates
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By COLIN FROST Associated Cress Writer
DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) — Police backed by troops .stormed the main cellbock of Portlaoise prison Sunday night and overpowered Irish Republican Army prisoners who had taken 14 guards hostage, prison authorities said.
The officials said the guards were not harmed and there were no injuries to either the prisoners or police who broke through the mattress and furniture barricades that had blocked off the cellblock.
Earlier, a police spokesman said the 120 IRA prisoners had surrendered and returned to their cells after negotiations with the prison governor, John Kelly.
’ITiere was no explanation
for the different reports. Newsmen were kept nearly half a mile away from the prison during the siege and the assault that ended it.
The prisoners held the cellblock for five hours and prison officials said considerable damage was done to the cellblock. Wreckage of furniture and fittings was strewn about. A water pipe was broken and water flooded the cellblock floor.
A prison official said the disturbance was in protest over last week’s Christmas dinner of soup, chicken and plum pudding and to demand changes in the administration •>f the maximum security prison 50 miles southeast of Dublin.
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iict-men. all in not gear, weir rushed lo the prison soon after the takeover. Officials said police were beaten back by a hail of rocks, sticks and slates when they first tried to storm the cellblock.
Finally, authorities said. at least 60 policemen, covered by snipers with night sights, charged up to the steel doors of the cellblock, unlocked the doors and pushed aside the furniture, mattresses and beds the prisoners had used to block the entrance.
In addition to the complaint about the Christmas meal, the prisoners also were known to been protesting for sev-weeks a rule prohibiting from receiving parcels from relatives and friends.
Thzi nrivilixm to .
eels was suspended after IS IRA prisoners broke out of Portlaoise hi August by blasting through a wall They were believed to have used explosives smuggled into the prison in packages they had received. Only three of th# escapees have so far been recaptured.
The IRA prisoners seized the guards at $ p.m. Sunday — IO a rn. CST — and barricaded themselves in cell block FEE, using beds, mattresses and furnituie to block the entrances. Prison officials said they surrendered ai 8 p m. — 3 p rn. CST During the take-ovei the prisoner* hung a sheet with the words ‘ Fight Repression” from one of the w indows