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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1974, Abilene, Texas i-'-'.-. WITH'OFF'ENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH EXACTLY AS IT ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, FKBHUARY.8, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS T.'.''. ly EL1JE MJCKER1 Half of "Tank ion Gas ijieard, yoVgel.beller gas mileage Jhe Hret'lhaU yom-; lank. I don't there to the It "stems' tike Ihe lessened (die to. less gaso- iroiUd .maie.the car lighter, Ihiis mileage per gallon. A'.'We iiiiow how ihe'rumov started. II .was printed- in. a national magazine' and it's 'one gas-saving gimmick true extra air space in a half-empty depending on or pessimist.) that could even- tually 'nist.ttie -tank' and cause leaks! :Bul imUithal'tiappens'the amount of gasoline in the tajik has no -bearing whatever on gas mileage; says "Don Quids, who is training specialist mobile automotive pro gram .'aOTcxas .State 'Technical Institute Jri ,-LONDON tAP) Britain's coal- miners, today rejected a- last-minule. plea from Prime Minister 'Edward Heath kr-put .off their strike' until after the Feb'. 28 national elections. .Unioii leaders'.decided instead In call out the nation's miners from mid-; night1 Saturday raising the specter of widespread elec- tricity cuts during the Ilircc- election campaign and 'of British industry by spring. The jiiiners' walkout is now expected lo. strengthen the elec- We called a large .automotive repair -shop years it has replaced two" gas tanfe' because of rust 'damage: 'As far as extra; weight of gasoline' cutting down ga's'rnile'age, a gallon .of; gas weighs 7j'z pounds? The weight 'change is relatively small j ajid even j, worth ...considering In Q. mine saw-a briglil j: light 'jnivinglrapldlylijl (he sky isS- said fit tiiis Jhe comet. CouM It have been? 11 ,-waj I niglit when they saw it J ii'the. 'southwest sky. Anything possible; but UUST sounds Jniprobable would appear .ftatipnary to us'.eartMin'gs. even though: it's moving through space at beUeivthan.lOO.QOb miles an hour.' Besides, the comet' wasn't bright enough to be seen by the naked, eye; in'Iact was hard to find with binoculars. _, It's "bright as day. at 6 p.m. which makes 1J3 even more skeptical. Action Line's a little disgusted with the of the Cen- After the. hullabaloo, it passed right ?onr by hardly.' anyone, saw it. As- ne.rn.eV? aren't .disappointed-though; through -their, high-powered .telescopes 'they learned .much .about the 'origin. of the solar system from Kohoutck. 4 vdlce.'WeJtrt-'snre If she were 'stvtM the (sfceV'a little shy) she ..wtjitygd'plaws, UiUjedd saying goes. be ihe Fairy gMtMoiier-'aad.arrangt for her an V'jadirlflB.wltkiLav.TtBce'Wtlt. It might A: It well-might .and' we'd ilike; to -help but believe Sow-many. had and even expected hero until March 8. His manageT.says it's.a physical impossibil- 'to1 audition-pegple -on tour limited time. Wclk plays a'cffy a day, must rr'avel.in the time.betw'eiEii. Since it's impos- sible-fo audition cver'jXJjie and ratlier than wfftarriSs AVclk forego all aii- rcally'sbiTy." Q.-'Sometinie in '74 my wife mid I -Kant to take'a guided tour down a river ft a ratt-w eaiwt. Is there anyplace in 'I'euiS'tor closer than Mlabesota) offer- lig.sttch heard of several rte Rio. Grande bnt nn tie cw tell us wiere 'to write for de- 1 A. Safest and.ttcstSdeiai for inexperienced .'Tiver'rals" is the trip sponsored by Texas Outward Bound 'School in run, flip 'Grafide.-River'trips through the lower canyon. A week-long trip everything furnished costs per person. But this' includes sleeping bags, cooking utensils, everything. AH you have to do is show up. The trip is compara- ble: to. running the Grand Cajiyon. Several outdoorsrnen highly recommend this one. -We can give you details on several other trips our.answers are getting so long just mail you that informa- tion. CORRECTION: George Armstrong Oiis- ter was a lieutenant colonel when he and his 2H .sMdfcrs: were, slaaghlcred atthe battle 'for one :ileath could have stayed-in office another 15 montlis, ;.and most recent opinion polls sjiow' the Conservatives .and Labor-, ites neck-and-neck in popular" support, The Conservatives now hold ...WOT- Ihe' ;630 seals II ilhe" House of Commons. Rodistricl-" iiig will expand Hie new lo Longest Trip In Space Over HE SAID many men drank Ihe plentiful alcoholic.bever- ages lo help pass the time. iS'ol least.' of 'events which affected him was a visil by-popular explorer Jacques Constean. The Frenchman riisuppoinl- See YATES, I'g. 3A, Col. t Coed Fights Off Attacker By STEVE MONK Keporler-N'ews Staff Writer. A 22-year-old Abilene Chris- tian College coed foughl, screamed and bit her way out of an attempted assaidt about p.m. Thursday on College Drive. Capl. George Sulfon of the Criminal Investigation Division said Ih'at the woman had been lo visit some friends, fonnd no one al homeland was leaving their house when she heard someone call her firs! name. she answered, she told (lolice, a man came out of the darkness, grabbed her and threw her lo the ground. .She screamed and when the man pnl his hand aver her month, she hit it and began screaming again. She was then able lo fight her way loose and run. A. SCRlHiGS heard the screams al his home al 642 Col- lege Dr. and opened the door to lei the girl in. Karlier this week, a rape re- searcher, Frederick Storaska, had told a Mcllnrry audience lhat the be.sl way for a woman lo avoid rape was to go along with the attacker aiid Ihen use her imagination lo figure a way out. lie discouraged any screaming unless Iheve was a chance of immediate physical danger. L'apl. Sulton had advised just ihe opposite to scream al Ihe first sign of an attack and use any form of self-defense possi- ble. There was no i n d i c a I i o n whether the victim Thursday nighl was. following .Sutldn's directions or merely acling on impulse, but in any case, it worked, The girl escaped uninjured. ABOARD USS NEW OR- LEANS (AP) Skylah 3's as- ti'onanls came home from Mian's longes! spate voyage to- day. splashing down in the Pa- cific Ocean (o end a Might whicn they said proved "Amer- ica can do: anything in manned that it so desires." Gerald P. Carr. William fl. Pogue and Edward G. Gibson climaxed their record M-day Irip when their Apollo taxi ship, dangling under orange and while parachutes, hit Ihe water. The recovery ship, (lie USS New Orleans, was in the prime-. recovery area.-1761 miles south- west of Saji Diego, Calif., ready to hois't the astronaufe atioSrd for medical tests' to, determine how well. they "withstood their long exposure to. space weight- lessness.' During L nearly .three.-months in asiroffau'ts trav- eled SJli-millioh miles and gathered'a wealth of scientific and medical data on man, his earth and 'his solar system. They sfarteS the homeward Irek at a.m. .CDT when they separated the Apollo ferry the llB-fooMong sta- tion, which had.housed three different crews'for a total of been a good Gibson said as they casl off. After a flyaround inspeclion of Ihe station, the astronauts fired the first of three engine burns lhat guided them to a blazing dash through earth's at- mosphere and landing in Ihe Pacific. After the astronauts success- fully executed the second en- gine firing, the Apollo lari dipped from a high point of 270 miles to within 104 miles of earth, .prompting Carr to mark: "We're gelling so low, II looks like we're going lo scrape Ihe'ground. The ground-really moves a lot faster. down this low. Guess we'd better suck up our landing gear." "We're undecked, doing great and we're ready lo Carr .reported as Ihe two vehicles -separated 270 miles above the Atlantic Ocean in contact .-with the Bermuda tracking station. Warmer Readings Expected Saturday A cold, high pressure dome, moving into Texas irom Colora- o'o, now: .'dominates ttie local weather, forecasters at Ihe- National Weather Service warmei' tem- peraturesl are expected byi Sat- urday. v....-i Forecaster said that, once the cold liigh pressure system settles itself over Texas, a southerly, wind flow should re- turn, resulting in-tfia higher temperatures. .'The temperalui'e dipped lo 20 degrees in Abilene Thursday nighl. .THE WINDS, he said, should become lighl arid variable as Ihe temperatures begin to creep up- ward. Crawford said the-high pr'es- .sure system, in conjunction with .thai cold ;fr'oiit now departed to .the east coast, is pulling the cold air into Texas. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NitJonal Wenlher Servkt (Wedlher Map, rg. HA) ABILENE AN'D VICIJJ1TY radius) Generally fair, and Innight and Saturday. Northerly near 10 m'ph becomlru] lighl and variable Saturday. High today in the 4CB. in Ihe upper 203. High Salurday In Ihe mid 505. OuKoak (or Sunday is continued fair arid warmer. High and, lovx (or it, .hours endffifl f p.m.: And 23. High and same dolei riMt-yeai: 30 nntf 22. Sunsrl lasl nigril: today: sunset, lonighl: Snowstorm Halts Nixon's Checkup By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (API. Pres- ident Nixon headed for the nav- al hospital in suburban Beth- esda, Md., today for a physical checkup, bul snowstorm traffic tie-ups forced him to return lo Hie White House before reach- ing his destination. The White House said lhat Nixon "left for his annual physical exam shortly after 8 a.m. Rul wilhin the hour word Wits relayed to reporters lhat ht was turning back because a snowstorm had clogged rush hour traffic along the roiite. This marked the second post- ponement of Nixon's yearly checkup. Thp President had been scheduled to have his checkup on Dec. 15 hul postponed it. Aides said at Ihe lime he did .so lo devote lime to the energy crisis. Nixon, who was 61 last monlh. was described as 'some- limes, looking tired in recent' weeks and needing more cx-i cicise ami "relaxation. Thai word came, from his personal" physicial Maj. On. Waller Tkach. When Nixon wenl lo the Bcth- esda hospital for a two-hoiu' ex- amination on Dec. 20, J972, Tkach lold reporters he -was concerned that the Presidenl wasn't getting enough exercise. The doctor each year has iirged him to do more swimming, golfing, bowling and walking, but instead, Nixon has gradu- ally curtailed his physical ac- livily. Talking lo a reporter- prior to Nixon's hospital visit today, Tkach gave no indication the President is in anything less than good health, but he ac- knowledged his patient displays signs of fatigue from time to lime. A year ago, .was able lo report that Nixdn had not missed a single day of -work during his first term because of illness, l.asl July, however, the ('resident was hospitalized al Belhesda for eight .days, suffer- ing from what was ;diagno'sed .as viral Since Ihcn com- plained several times .'ol isuffei'- frig fever] J has-insisted were !not responsible -'Nixon1 "han 'had a scries of ;