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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfoflcne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES ;WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 14 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 1, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Pren NE King Death Saddens Leaders By BLUE RUCKER Dealer in'Big D' Will Replace Egg Q- While visiting in a dear friend's home, I inadvertently broke an oslrlch egg they had collected from a trip (o South Africa. Please (ell me where I might secure another one to place In Iheir special holder Tor (he souvenir. A. Dallas 7.oo Director Larry Calvin has a limited supply of ostrich eggs and occa- sionally sells one. NVxl lime you're in Dal- las, drop by the zoo or just phone liim; he's saving one for you. It'll cost you 12.50 but hurry, the price is about to rise. Q. My wife Is using one room of our home solely for husincss purposes. Can the cost of that room be deducted as a business expenses? Is there a formula by which you deduct lights, gas, elec- tricity and tost of the house? A. The big question is whether the room can be used as a deduction at all and the IKS needs more information to determine tliis. Bill Biondi of the IRS ill Dallas will be In touch with you by phone. If a business is run from the home it's a deductible expense or if, for example, your wife is a school teacher and forced to utilize one room for reasons of employment, this would be de- ductible and the expense is apportioned? Biondi says if you have a six room limise, using one room for business purposes only, you may deduct 1-C of your monthly house payment and 1-G of your monthly utilities. Ten room house, deduct 1-10 and so on. Q. When are Ihcv going to planl trees at Zoo World Beach? A. 'lltey're not. Earl Bailey, one of the developers, says trees cause maintenance problems too much trouble keeping the water free of falling leaves. He says the only- other place like Zoo World thai lie knows of is in Louisiana and the trees at Ihpl beach have been cut down because of falling foliage problems. Q. You bud something once about a scratch remover for plastic surfaces. We run a florist shop and sell a lot of plastic Icrrariums but lately our cus- tomers arc complaining ahoul the plas- tic scratching and telling us they won't buy any more plastic terrariums unless we tan tell them how lo remove those scratches. Do you remember the prod- uct and where to gel it? A. Classic Wax Co. puts out a scratch remover that's actually designed for plastic or plexiglass boat windshields but we can't see why you couldn't try it on terrariums. We've sent you the name ot a boat dealer on N. Trcadaway where you'll find the wax. Hope tliis works. Q. I have about 24 pounds of beef in my freezer that's freezer-burned and lasles terrible. Is there any melhod to prepare or took it to eliminate the hor- rible taste? A. Camouflage it with sauces or mari- nades Swiss example, or smothered in gravy or soups (combines mushroom and dry onion, the onion masks the bad or toss in a little soy sauce. County Extension Agent. Roberta Walters says there's no danger in eating freezer- bnrned meal if yon don't mind dry, tasteless meat lhat has absorbed a bttle freezer odor. Next lime you map meal for the freezer, use a heavy duty foil or vapor-proof wrap especially made for freezing. Roberta says some butchers apparently aren't packaging with the right kind of wrap because she's had a lot of about freezer burn, llegular butcher paper, unless it's waxed on one side, is not enough proteclion. Address Questions to Action Line, Box 3D, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers if possible. By THE ASSOCIATED PUESS President Nixon today termed the 'killing of Mrs. Martin Lulher King Sr. a "tragic and senseless act" and said he was saddened by it. A presidential spokesman. told newsmen of the Presi- dent's feelings shortly after Ilic Nixons arrived at Minsk on their Russian trip. Rose Kennedy, the mother of two sons gunned down by assassins, was among (he first lo express sympathy following the shooting dealh of Mrs. King. Mrs. Kennedy, mother of Ihc lale Presidenl John F. Kennedy, Hie lale Sen. Tiobcil V. Kennedy and of Sen. Ed- ward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said: "The senator and all mem- bers of the Kennedy family ami I were saddened ami deeply grieved at hearing Ilic news of Mrs. Martin Luther King Si1. "II is difficult lo understand why God sends this heart- breaking cross lo Hie siimc family hvice, but we must keep our failh and trust in Him and be assured that Al- mighty God will bring us through." Mrs. King, mother ot the ns- sassinated civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther .King Jr., was shot lo death Sunday at the organ of the ISbcnezcr Baptist Church in Atlanta. Other expressions of sympa- thy came from friends, reli- gious leasers, city officials and lawmakers. Mrs. Rosa Parks of Detroit, whose refusal lo sit in the hack of a bus scl off the Mont- gomery, Ala. bus boycott, of 19.13, one of the first major protests of the civil rights movement, called tln> death of Mrs. King "a great loss', i met her on and off through the years. She was a very fine person gracious, talented and a church woman. She a wonderful wife and niolli- er." Rep. Thomas Lukcu, D- Ohio, said "All America, white and black, must realize IhuL the victim reared a Story, I'g. 5A prophet, a person who was in a very real sense Hie moral leader of Ihc black community in our nation. Therefore, the black community must feel a special loss, as though a mem- ber of the family hud been murdered." Georgia Gov. Jiniry Carler, in Los Angeles for the Demo- cratic parly telethon, said he had extended liis condolenjus in a telephone call to Kine. "lie has 'no hale in his heart for the apparently demented person responsible [or this horrible Carter said of King. "His attitude in a time of personal grief is character- istic of him and an example of Christian love for us all." New York City Mayor Abra- ham D. Bcame extended sym- pathies on behalf of New Yorkers and said "Once again a family'thai has contributed so much and sacrificed so much for this, country has been struct suddenly inlo grief." No Progress Made On Nuclear Talks By BARltY SUHVEIU Associated Press Writer MINSK, U.S.S.n. (AP) Presidenl Nixon today flew to this city dolled with monu- ments to war victims and said his summit meetings with Leonid I. BrezJmcv were for "building a structure uf peace." American officials said the President and the Soviet Com- Lost Month Was Driest June in Eighteen Years __ Buying Her 'Crown' Tally of 3507 Elmwood loads the Queen Theater sign Sunday just before the old theater walls were brought clown to prepare the site for the Vera Hall Minter Memorial Park. Tally paid for the sign, which lie said he 'has trig plans for.1 Tally took the sign.home with him in a pickup. Related story'pg. 5A.- (Staff- Hioio by Jon Cates) By JOE DACV If ncporter-News stmj writer Forecasters al the National W Gather Service Monday characterized .Inne weather as dry and warm, but setting temptingly low record temper- atures on two occasions. Records broken included one for .Vjne 10 a low mini- mum of 53, formerly 5-1 set in 1035, and a 5S on Hie 2Gth, formerly CO set in 1953. A comparison of other rec- ords shows June, 1074, lo be Hie driest, since June, 1056, of- ficially a drought year. Only 1.03 inches of vain fell last month compared with 2.'21 inches a year ago. That 1056 lolal was .12. NORMAL FOIt T1IE year lo date is supposed lo tic 12.12 but the actual total is a low 6.6G, said forecaster Jack Schnabcl. Normal for June, he. added, is 2.S2 inches. Even with record low mini- mum temperatures the aver- age temperature was about Hie normal slightly above lhal al 80.0. High temperature was on the June G, S, 17 and IS. The heal, compounded by the fad that June harbors the longest days of the year, ap- parenlly came from 94 per cent of 427 possible hours of .sunshine, Schnabel said. He added lhal the high per- centage was extreme. Records show thai 74 per cent of (he total liours of sunshine pre- vailed in June, 1973. No dala on Ihc wind is available Schnalicl said. BUT IF IT was dry in June, Schnabcl indicated things may be worse in July. "We are now getting toward- (lie dry season in he said. would say we really haven't seen any sign lo indi- cate anything encouraging." Computer forecasts through mid-July call for normal or slightly above, normal temper- atures' and light precipitation. Kxpecled rainfall in July is 2.06 inches, records show. Kx- pectcd highs are around 95, lows around 11. Abilene Said on Drought Fringe Ily JOE DACY II Ilcporter-lXYws Staff Writer Temperatures near 100 and no rain are forecast for the Abilene area through Tuesday and forecasters al the Nation- al Weather Service speculated Monday that things are not going lo change. "It seems like if'you look at Ihis climate data a definite drought has set in as far back as fall of forecaster Jack Schnabel said. But Abilene is only on Hie eastern fringe, he added. The drought- areas covers the Panhandle, extends south- ward lo Brownwood, covers all of West Texas, .New Mexi- co, Arizona, Utah, two-thirds of Nevada, Central Wyoming 'and portions of Southern Cali- fornia. SCIINABKI, SA11) Abilene might consider itself lucky compared with Phoenix, Am., which has experienced 1cm- pcralures exceeding 110 de- grees (or the past two weeks. Sunday's high in Phoenix was I OS, he said. Any influx of nnslablc. air conditions is being blocked, Schnabel said, by a massive high pressure system in die upper atmosphere, centered over .the southern Rockies, but p.vlending as far north as Ida- ho. This fortress of high pres- sure is .repelling attempts by fooler air to enter the area, Schnabel explained. The 72-hour forecast calls for lillle change in Ihis sys- tem, which usually can be counted on lo break down dur- ing the summer, allowing for a chance of rain. "This one is running well above Schnabel ex- plained. One example of Ihe high pressure dome's el'fecl can be Fun Spots, Fireworks Readied for 4th By ANN FI.ORKS Reporter-News Staff While for a few Abilenians, such as law enforcement offi- cers, firefighters, restaurant workers and hospital employ- ees, July 4 will be just another workday, Independence. Day will be a day of relaxation, recreation and travel for most local citizens. Provided the Independence Day wealher is as good as National Weather Service forecasters predict, many Abi- lenians are expected lo visit local lakes, parks, and recrea- tion spots. Abilene Police Chief Warren Dodson said police will con- centrate their efforts on Lake Fort Phantom Hill because more people than usual arc out there swimming, boating and skiing." ABILENE STATE Park Will be open as usual -with pool hours noon lo 8 p.m. "We al- ways have big crowds on weekends and a park spokesman said, "and we're expecting Ihe Fourth It) be al least as busy as a week- end." Also open for local families lo visit will be the Abilene Zoo and Zoo World at Nelson Park. Zoo hours Thusday will be 10 a.m. lo 7 p.m. and Zoo World will be open 10 a.m. to S p.m. While the Department of Public Safety has predicted the highway death toll Co be Ijelow Ihe normal holiday level both because of Ihc lower speed, limits and Fourth falls mid-week, cxlra patrolmen will be on duty in Ihe Abilene area. "There will be move uni- formed officers on duty the Fourth than on a normal said Jack Crownover of Ihe Abilene DPS. "In addilion to our regu- lar patrolmen, we arc borrow- ing officers from other areas such as motor vehicle inspec- lion and .the license, and weight division to increase Ihe strength oC the force that day." Also scheduled lo be al full force for the holiday is Ihc Abilene Fire Department. Chief D. C. Musick is hoping Abilenians continue lo be careful during "firecracker season" lo minimize the num- ber of grass fires. ALTHOUGH THE use of fireworks of any type is pro- hibited by city ordinance, fire- crackers were blamed for causing the majority of the 40 grass fires reported during the July 1-6 period last year. Chief Musick urged lo In more cautious this year par- ticularly in view of the pro- longed dry weather. For those planning picnics or just looking forward to eat- ing out lhal day, most local restaurants will be open and many, especially those spe- cializing in take-out orders, are expecting big crowds. lUost local business and shopping centers will be closed on Ihe Fourth but Montgomery Ward's' and the Gibson Discount Centers will remain open for business as usual. All government offices will be closed lo the public includ- ing Cily Hall, Ihe county courthouse, the public, library and the DPS driver's license office. On duly along willi police and firemen, though, will he a skeleton crew of Ihc county sheriff's depart- ment. Other than deputies, Ihe only county employe on hand at Ihe courlhouse Thursday probably will be maintenance man Jack Hammonds who Judge Hoy Skaggs said has volunteered lo raise and lower the flag. KNOUGH SERVICE stations are expected to be open lo handle holiday Iraffic. Several station operators said Ihey will be open the Fourth provided there is plcn- ly of gasoline and enough business. If anyone has trouble get- ting gas on the Fourth, il will most likely be Iliosc who pa- tronize stations near down- town Abilene rather than llio.se on Ihe oulskirls and higliwf.js.-. found lo the north, where a cold front has .slallcd in (he Oklahoma panhandle. SCIINABKI, SAID that, al- though Uie. system is touching off showers in llial. area, the. high pressure is pushing it away so that it may actually move northward, instead of southward. Schnahel said other areas of the country are gelling Abi- Icnc's share of rain. Kxccssivu amounts are reported in Ar- kansas. Northern Louisiana and Mississippi, Tennessee and Kansas, he said. On lop of this, June ra'mlall was Ihc lowest in IS years, and Ihe Abilene area is a a.flli inches bolow normal. The effect of the heat, lack of moisture and lale planting spell disaster for area farmers if rain does nol wilhin two weeks, Assl. Coun- ly Extension Agent J. Cri- ner said Monday. "The pastures are burnl to he said. "The farm- ers arc hurling terrifically right now." "A lot of .stands didn't cour Criner added, lie esl.- maled lhat as much as 50 per cent of area crops will be lost if rain does nol co.uc soon. PUM'S were greeted by sizzling ground-lev- el temperatures which could have exceeded 110 degrees, Criner said, causing them lo "die back inlo Ihe "The dvy land crops are on tin! verge, al the breaking he said. parly cliiet liad made no progress toward a com- prehensive treaty limiting of- fensive nuclear weapons. One knowledgeable official said, how- ever, there remains a chance of a limited agreement restricting deployment of M111V missiles, with multiple independ- ently targeted warheads. On a cold, gray clay thai marked the 30lh anniversary of Minsk's liberation from the Nazis, said in a luncheon that Brezhnev and he liave been devoting "our full time lo a great see in in the. world will not waste il thai Ihc two strongest nations their young men in war." About one-fourth of the popu- lation of Byelorussia, of which Minsk is the capital, perished in World War II, and monu- ments to the incmorv of Minsk heroes are plentiful." -At Brezhnev's suggestion, the President and Mrs. Nixon ar- ranged Mo visit some of them today, as Secretary of Stale Henry A. .Kissinger and Soviel Foreign Minister Andrei A. tlromyho met in Moscow on prospects for nuclear weapons controls and olher ilems on the agenda of the third Nixon- summit. The Nixons return (o Moscow tonight, and the President appears on Soviet television Tuesday. seemed to be walking stiffly as.he arrived from Yal- ta. Ifis physician, Maj. Gen. Walter Tkach, said "he will have a swelling for a long time" but lhat the in- flammation has gone down in his left leg. The President has been troubled by phlebitis, or swelling of leg veins. Only small clumps of curious spectators watched the process- ion of Itnssian limousines bringing the Xixon's into Minsk. The N'ixons went lo the town of Kastavl, nine miles from Minsk, before (lie luncheon at a government gucsi house. Rcfor- ring in his toast lo the 30tb an- niversary observance, Nivon said: "This is truly the heroes' city and a heroes' republic." WMHER7 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMV.ERCE NalienoF Weather Service (Woollier Mnp, Pg, 1CA) ABILENE AND VJCPHITY flO .roG'usl Clcnr lo portly wiih hoi afternoons Ifirouglt Tuesday. v.-incis 10 lo 20 mpfi. High I anH neor ICO. in mitf. High and low (or 1i ficuri er.dtig O.r.l.: fS Cirri 73. High a.'id sarr.e dale Inil year: ;s OLD-timer? Leo Fry, 60, a retired Abifene petroleum engi- neer who ropes calves for recreation, will be among the old time calf ropers competing during Ihe Tex- as Cowboy Reunion Rodeo July 2-4 at Stamford. Lim- ited lo ropers and older, Fry hos tried his roping skills four previous years and spent much time witr intense practicing the post week. The top prize is o saddle. Pg. 1 B NEWS INDEX Amusements 4B Brioqc 7A Business Outlook 4B Classified 3-7C Editorials Horoscope 4B Hospilol Poticnls 10A Obilucrics 9A fnbrls I-2.7C To Your Gosd Health 8B TV Loa 4B TV Seoul 4B Women's News v, 2-3B ;